iTopSpin

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

ITSA Annual General Assembly December 7th - 15th !!!
Log in to see the discussion board.
VOTE for Ambassadors!

Author Topic: Hand carved top video  (Read 727 times)

Hades

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 47
Hand carved top video
« on: June 04, 2018, 11:25:25 PM »

Forgive me if this has been posted before. Guy makes a top pretty much with nothing but a machete.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wqCwxVzr1KA
Logged

the Earl of Whirl

  • ITSA
  • Olympus member
  • *
  • Posts: 6753
    • St. Jacob Lutheran with a tops page
Re: Hand carved top video
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2018, 06:45:11 AM »

I don't remember seeing this before.  Fun video.  Nice cat and ukelele!

There is something special about carving a top out of a piece of wood.  It looks back on a time years ago when there were no machines to produce fine spinners like we have today.  I have made a few and it gives me a unique sense of accomplishment and connects me with our fun history.  I just used a simple knife, though.  His accuracy with that machete is impressive!!!
Logged
Happiness runs in a circular motion!!!

ta0

  • Administrator
  • Olympus member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10882
    • www.ta0.com
Re: Hand carved top video
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2018, 11:07:19 AM »

Pretty good top for one that was carved!

I have made a few and it gives me a unique sense of accomplishment and connects me with our fun history.  I just used a simple knife, though.  His accuracy with that machete is impressive!!!
I remember the one you entered on the spintop maker's contest at worlds in Orlando. I believe now it's on display at the spintop HOF.

But, if you want to go really primitive, before the availability of plastic tops, kids in Mexico used broken bottles to carve the tops out of a branch. The nail tips were sharpened against the curbside.
Logged

studio42

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 429
    • Studio42 - Professional Audio Services
Re: Hand carved top video
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2018, 04:56:43 PM »

Maybe not as beautiful as the ones made my Iacapo(Sorry if I spelled it wrong), but at the same time, there's still beauty in the simplicity of this top.

Logged
Chris Pickett, owner of Studio42 - Live Sound Production
http://www.studio42.com - Official Sound Production for CalStates  & BAC 2012-2017 and BEYOND!
Sound Provider for US National YoYoContest 2016
Cell/Text: 916-601-7089

Kirk

  • ITSA
  • Hyperhero member
  • *
  • Posts: 1336
Re: Hand carved top video
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2018, 08:23:25 AM »

I love his methods of using leverage.  Pounding the machete into the door frame is funny and clever. 
Logged