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cecil

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Poplar top
« on: October 16, 2016, 06:38:16 PM »

My son in law gave me a chop saw for my birthday so I made him a fighting trick top. I bought this poplar wet about eight months ago I decided to cut it even though it went out of shape by 7/16 diamenter. Well it came out good. It's 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 and weighs 10 oz. I have to balance it a little. And it does all the basic tricks. And he wanted it clear. No stain.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2016, 06:41:43 PM by cecil »
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jmadrigal

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Re: Poplar top
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2016, 08:35:35 PM »

 That's a great looking top. You are a true artist.
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cecil

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Re: Poplar top
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2016, 09:23:33 PM »

Thank you Jmadrigal, it's a close copy of the Taiwan tops on ebay. They are a lot of fun.
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Jack

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Re: Poplar top
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2016, 09:46:54 PM »

wow thats nice @-@
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cecil

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Re: Poplar top
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2016, 10:52:36 PM »

Thanks Jack. I found the balance point - now to drill a hole at the top and put the lead in.
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Sabaspin

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Re: Poplar top
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2016, 07:54:40 PM »

Beautiful, the natural colors are awesome it didn't need any stain. 
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cecil

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Re: Poplar top
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2019, 04:08:21 AM »

This top turned out to be a dust collector. Maybe the next owner will set it free.
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paxl13

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Re: Poplar top
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2019, 07:38:31 AM »

Wow, this is beautiful... I can tell you, it wouldn't be a dust collector here!!! :)
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Re: Poplar top
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2019, 04:57:23 AM »

Wow, this is beautiful... I can tell you, it wouldn't be a dust collector here!!! :)

 ;D ;D ;D
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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: Poplar top
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2019, 08:21:51 AM »

Bring it to worlds in Cleveland!  Are you coming?
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Re: Poplar top
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2019, 11:34:03 AM »

How the double heck do you make a top with a chop saw?
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cecil

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Re: Poplar top
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2019, 12:14:22 PM »

I made this top on a Cadillac metal lathe. The owner paid abut $ 5,000.00 for it used, I think they run about $ 50,000.00 new. 14.0 inch swing 10 horse power.
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N7TCP

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Re: Poplar top
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2019, 12:26:20 PM »

LOL - I knew it had to be something like that.  I was just mesmerized by your very interesting introductory sentence:

"My son in law gave me a chop saw for my birthday so I made him a fighting trick top"

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cecil

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Re: Poplar top
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2019, 09:05:33 PM »





My son in law gave me a chop saw for my birthday so I made him a fighting trick top. I bought this poplar wet about eight months ago I decided to cut it even though it went out of shape by 7/16 diamenter. Well it came out good. It's 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 and weighs 10 oz. I have to balance it a little. And it does all the basic tricks. And he wanted it clear. No stain.
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cecil

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Re: Poplar top
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2019, 09:08:25 PM »

My next top. 4  3/4 dia. pine Colombian style.
Colombian on top.
My standard on bottom.
I haven't made a big fat Colombian top yet. Time to give it a try with Jose tip.
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