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Phil

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Let me introduce myself - 600+ tops
« on: January 30, 2019, 06:32:38 PM »

Hello.
I have been collecting precision spinning tops for nearly two years, although I "played" with tops before then.
I have focused my collection on finger spun stemmed tops made of metal. I currently have 640 tops from 140 makers from all over the world. I enjoy my interactions with people - makers and collectors - as much as the tops.
I also make spinning tops and spin stages.

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ta0

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Re: Let me introduce myself
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 07:40:23 PM »

Wow! What a collection! Nice display!

I guess most are sold as EDCs, although these are not carried around.

Welcome to the board!

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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: Let me introduce myself
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2019, 07:49:14 PM »

Yes, welcome.  That is a stunning collection!!!
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jim in paris

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Re: Let me introduce myself
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2019, 05:52:45 AM »

hello Phil, welcome on the forum
what a stunning display of tops !
like most of us , you must have fallen into the gyroscopic vortex, with no hope for a cure!
when/where did that happen ? ( I "played" with tops before then

good day
jim
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paxl13

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Re: Let me introduce myself
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2019, 08:08:43 AM »

Nice collection! I'd have trouble keeping my hands off it :P

Cheers,
paxl
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Jospin

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Re: Let me introduce myself
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2019, 09:15:07 AM »

Wow, that's a very nice display!  Welcome!
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Phil

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Re: Let me introduce myself
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2019, 02:56:22 PM »

Wow, thanks so much for the warm welcome!
Sometimes I look at the display (no even more full than in that photo!) and wonder what came over me. It must have hit a very raw and deep nerve inside me, but it's been fun, and not over yet!
If you are interested in seeing the tops I make myself, they are all on display in my FaceBook group Spin In Style. Any and all are welcome to come on over and take a look.
Cheers, Phil
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