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paxl13

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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #90 on: May 29, 2019, 09:59:45 AM »

Been working on this one for a while.  It's made from HDPE I melted and supposed to be a OWB top, I thought I got it done, but the OWB won't lock on the Delrin tip  :'(  It's probably going to take a bit more love to get it working like I want.  Ended up locking the bearings to play with it fixed, it does okay... at least it looks pretty  :)
3.5" diameter.


Wow.. this is a pretty top!!! Good job!!!
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #91 on: May 29, 2019, 11:37:23 AM »

Very nice marble looking top!
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #92 on: May 31, 2019, 06:02:43 AM »

Been working on this one for a while.  It's made from HDPE I melted and supposed to be a OWB top, I thought I got it done, but the OWB won't lock on the Delrin tip  :'(  It's probably going to take a bit more love to get it working like I want.  Ended up locking the bearings to play with it fixed, it does okay... at least it looks pretty  :)
3.5" diameter.


Gorgeous!!
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #93 on: May 31, 2019, 01:02:21 PM »

Nice looking top. Let's see it in ACTION. PLEASE.
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paxl13

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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #94 on: May 31, 2019, 01:41:24 PM »

Nice looking top. Let's see it in ACTION. PLEASE.

Indeed, or send it my way and I can make some tricks out of it :)

Cheers!!!
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #95 on: May 31, 2019, 04:11:21 PM »

Great work, Jospin!  I hope it spins as well as it looks because it looks terrific.  It also looks like you are set for some late October spinning!!!
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #96 on: June 03, 2019, 09:40:37 AM »

Nice looking top. Let's see it in ACTION. PLEASE.
Once I get a bit of time to balance it I'll make a video, I promise  ;D
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paxl13

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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #97 on: June 03, 2019, 03:18:29 PM »

Thanks Walt!!!!





EDIT: did a proper string, 6 x4ply, now I can regen this beast :) 4x4 might go better but I failed when doing my string.. will need to retry :)








This top is a monster!!! I barely am able to do rollercoaster on it.. I was able to pull 3 wheels of fortunes ealier.. but ... hard =)
Also I am very happy to have bought the 4 inch... 5 & 6 would have probably been unmanagable for me... =)

Cheers y'alls. Then I can do something with it, I'll post a video :)
I also need to figure a thinner string too!

paxl

ps: my hand, wrist and shoulder now hurts =)
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #98 on: June 19, 2019, 08:40:26 AM »

Here we go, 3 new Strummol8 to my collection :





New ones are the red & orange stbs & the green giulia!

From left to right,

- OWB Giulia
- Fixed STB
- OWB Love
- Bearing STB
- Bearing Giulia

:) I'm not sure they will stay that way, I'm waiting for a nice diabolo shaped tip from jospin... it's not impossible the green will become fixed... I have 3 spare OWB but I failed at installing it in the Red STB. The well is just way too big :(... I might retry or just enjoying as a fixed tip.. it's super fun, it walks like a champion! Especially considerign all my other tops don't walk that much :)

Cheers
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #99 on: July 10, 2019, 04:26:14 PM »

Just got these. When did they come packaged with a die? I’m trying to figure out what year these are from (roughly).




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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #100 on: July 10, 2019, 05:22:12 PM »

Just got these. When did they come packaged with a die? I’m trying to figure out what year these are from (roughly).
There's some info about dating the BKs in this thread
http://www.ta0.com/forum/index.php/topic,4523.15.html
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #101 on: July 10, 2019, 05:49:49 PM »

That’s perfect. Thanks Renee!
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #102 on: August 20, 2019, 08:16:02 AM »

This is AMAZING!!!






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that said, I'd have loved to have the bottom varnished or at least some oil on the bottom. Now there is stain of grass and dirt!!!

It plays so much differently than the paper one!!!
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #103 on: August 20, 2019, 10:05:29 AM »

I forgot to post these when they arrived. Purchased from David  - a forum member who shipped them from Spain! It looks like he took down the original post. 

2 turbo iron silver (used) 2 Strummol8 (like new!). All work very well so they will be fun to throw around. I'm very pleased to have them.

The Turbo Iron silver tops are quite nice and the bearings are supernaturally smooth and spin for a very long time.





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