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yoyospin

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Larger Throw-Tops
« on: June 18, 2017, 05:27:43 PM »

Decided to turn a few larger (for me) throw tops. This is the first one, just falling off the lathe today, measuring about 3.00" x 4.25" and weighing in at 183 grams. The body is hollowed out for button and string storage.




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mailman

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Re: Larger Throw-Tops
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 06:21:29 PM »

Very nice!  Is that paracord you're using for string?  Is it stretchy?
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Re: Larger Throw-Tops
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 08:03:35 PM »

Very nice!  Is that paracord you're using for string?  Is it stretchy?

Paracord...yes, stretchy...no
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Re: Larger Throw-Tops
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 11:37:16 PM »

Nice colors.  Beautiful looking spinner!
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Re: Larger Throw-Tops
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 12:07:56 AM »

I am very excited that you are starting to make throw tops. A 3 incher is a good size!
I like how the button fits on the crown: very artistic! And the blue laminated wood gives it a very nice look.

I have to warn you that O-rings are not favored by the players because they tend to leave marks on the walls  ::)

Great work!


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jim in paris

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Re: Larger Throw-Tops
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 01:45:03 AM »

Salut Ed
very fine work !

if you can , it would be good to reduce the weight:
at around 100g i' m sure it would be more trickable
another aspect is the distribution of mass (...)

thanx for showing
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Re: Larger Throw-Tops
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2017, 01:58:14 AM »

WOW - FANTASTIC. Now that's a beautiful top. Time to start thinking 4 1/2 inch diameter, and stainless steal tip. I would love to see a
Video of this BEAUTY in action. I have two 3 7/8 and one 6.0 tops that I haven't been able to work on for a few months. I hope I can get back on a lathe someday.
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Re: Larger Throw-Tops
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2017, 03:20:55 PM »

WOW - FANTASTIC. Now that's a beautiful top. Time to start thinking 4 1/2 inch diameter, and stainless steal tip. I would love to see a
Video of this BEAUTY in action. I have two 3 7/8 and one 6.0 tops that I haven't been able to work on for a few months. I hope I can get back on a lathe someday.

Thanks...I don't have the capability to turn steel. Anyone have a source for steel points?
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Re: Larger Throw-Tops
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2017, 06:36:41 PM »

Beautiful work of art.  Love the colors.  You may have the capacity to do steal tips.  A drill press and side grinder will go a long way along with a few files and steal wool or emery cloth.  Need patience too. :)
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Re: Larger Throw-Tops
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2017, 12:45:51 AM »

beauty!!!!!!!!!!
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