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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: Dyeing Experiment
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2018, 02:30:18 PM »

I do like the looks of it!
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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: Dyeing Experiment
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2018, 03:04:58 PM »

Another attempt at dye patterns.  Unfortunately I got too hollow crazy and this top had to be scrapped (one wall too thin and too fragile for actual play).

Hope ypu're keeping it as a showpiece if nothing else.
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Jospin

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Re: Dyeing Experiment
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2019, 11:08:21 PM »

Experimented with an angular design like Dazzling Dave's and also an experiment in color design.  Hope you enjoy, I was more happy with how the top looks than it plays (It's a bearing top that probably plays better fixed... and I may or may not have perfectionist tendencies...). I'm thinking I'll be selling this one as well (gives me an excuse and funding to keep on experimenting).  Just shy of 2.5" diameter and just over 100 grams.  Delrin with a stainless steel bearing tip.




How it looks spinning:
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Jospin

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Re: Dyeing Experiment
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2019, 11:13:21 PM »

I was more happy with how the top looks than it plays (It's a bearing top that probably plays better fixed... and I may or may not have perfectionist tendencies...).
This quote in no way refers to Dave's angular top design, it refers to my own manufacturing abilities.
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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: Dyeing Experiment
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2019, 11:12:33 PM »

More gorgeous tops from you, Jospin -- right down to the harmony between the body and tip profiles!

A peg top's body and shoulder often meet at a fairly sharp angle -- e.g., here and in my 3-inch Relampago. But body profile angles (between shoulder and tip) are much less common.

Q1:How do your body profile angles affect play?

Q2:Why are body profile angles so uncommon?
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Jospin

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Re: Dyeing Experiment
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2019, 10:35:31 AM »

Q1:How do your body profile angles affect play?

Q2:Why are body profile angles so uncommon?
Thanks!  Hopefully I understand your questions.
Q1: I think the angled profile forces more weight out and down, possibly making the top more stable.

Q2: I think it's uncommon because it's not traditional.
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vegabomb

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Re: Dyeing Experiment
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2019, 11:50:29 PM »

Have you tried anything other than hot glue for a mask? I bought a couple white Giulias and I’d like to dye them. I don’t think white glue will hold up in the hot water so I’m looking for other ideas.
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