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Author Topic: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big? (video added)  (Read 3309 times)

MarkHayward

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I made a Travel Skittles Board!

This one is much smaller than a standard board, so I called it Travel Skittles. I'm working on a video of the whole process of making it, but it's not finished yet. I'll post a link when it is, or you can subscribe to my youtube channel and sign up for a notification when it's posted: www.youtube.com/markhayward

(Edit May 19)
Here it is!
https://youtu.be/iRlqFklfwuE

« Last Edit: May 19, 2018, 06:33:25 PM by MarkHayward »
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Re: 2 new projects!
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2018, 03:13:05 PM »

Wooooo.felicidades mark
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Re: 2 new projects!
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2018, 05:15:14 PM »

Looks great. I have been wanting to build something like this but have no time. Possibly this fall.
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MarkHayward

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Re: 2 new projects!
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2018, 12:34:52 AM »

I really had to force myself to do it. This project took about 3 months, since I had other things I had to do, and still had some set-up and maintenance to do on my shop. Starting is half the battle for me, but then you have to keep plugging away at it and actually finish. This is a lot of why I decided to reinvigorate my youtube channel: I needed an excuse to get down into my shop and make stuff. Now that I'm making videos of me making stuff on a regular basis, I'm going to get a lot more done!
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Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2018, 06:42:03 AM »

Well done, sir. Looks like it would be fun to play. I can no longer view the pics here but saw them earlier. Thanks for sharing the project with us.
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Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big?
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2018, 10:27:28 AM »

Well done, sir. Looks like it would be fun to play. I can no longer view the pics here but saw them earlier. Thanks for sharing the project with us.
A portable skittles is a good idea.
As butterfingers said the image is not visible anymore (I guess the google link expired). You can try the forum new "Add image to post" feature.
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MarkHayward

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Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big?
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2018, 06:39:27 PM »

Done! Thanks Jorge.
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Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big?
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2018, 08:56:57 PM »

Very nice!  I like the concept.  I wonder if you can travel with it over to Miamisburg in August.  It is a long trip, though.
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MarkHayward

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Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big?
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2018, 10:00:08 PM »

Ooo... maybe! I put it on my calendar! I'll do everything I can to come, but I might have a conflicting gig.
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Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big?
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2018, 11:14:48 PM »

hola mike estoy intentanto estar en miamisburg. Puedes contactar a ta0?
saludos
« Last Edit: April 30, 2018, 09:09:52 AM by ta0 »
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MarkHayward

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Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big?
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2018, 02:30:31 PM »

The video is finished! Check it out, and feel free to share it with all your little buddies if you want.
https://youtu.be/iRlqFklfwuE
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Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big?
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2018, 03:43:55 PM »

Great video. Really enjoyed it. Good job Mark.
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Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big?
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2018, 06:31:12 PM »

Thanks Jim!
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Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big? (video added)
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2018, 07:13:11 PM »

Nice video!
Quality work. Your workshop is well equipped.

What are the odds of finding a mint skittles board on a crumbling house by the river?  :o  :o  :o

PS: The reader behind you didn't complain when you made the fuse blow.  :o :o :o :o :o :o My kind of girl!
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Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big? (video added)
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2018, 01:23:18 AM »

hello Mark !
thanks for this great document
I enjoyed the last sequences when you try to get a bouncy top
you know this ability for a top to bump and rebound has been a lot discussed in relation with
toupie hollandaise tables
here in case you missed this thread
http://www.ta0.com/forum/index.php/topic,5076.0.html

2 screws and off-centered tip seems to work perfectly ;)

bravo
jim
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