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Don Olney's spinning top show in Upstate New York
« on: July 04, 2009, 11:40:48 AM »

I've done my spinning top show for many years for kids of all ages, but this is the first time I've gotten a fairly nice set of pictures.  My show is not so much a series of tricks, etc. but a demonstration of a bunch of spinning tops from my vast collection, all housed in a rolling tool chest.  I demo a large variety of tops, starting with tops we used to make at The Toycrafter, and then moving on to tops from all over the world, various methods of starting a top spinning, various materials, old tops, new tops, etc.

I posted a little blog entry about it here -- http://louisesdaughter.blogspot.com/2009/06/my-spinning-top-show.html .  Also some more pics on my Picassa page here ---  http://picasaweb.google.com/olneydon/SpinningTopShowCaledoniaNY#
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Rochester, NY 14609
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Re: Don Olney's spinning top show in Upstate New York
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2009, 01:43:47 PM »

Very neat!  I only have a few minutes to glance at it right now but I'm looking forward to spending some more time checking it out later.
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Re: Don Olney's spinning top show in Upstate New York
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2009, 02:23:49 PM »

What an honor to have Don Olney himself posting on the first day!   ;D

Here there is a (big) kid who would like to see the show!

I would like to get one day a large Japanese top like the one on the photo. By the way, I plan to make this board very friendly to top collectors too, and the relevant posts will be archived in the Collector's Corner board.

Welcome Don!

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Re: Don Olney's spinning top show in Upstate New York
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2009, 08:49:39 AM »

The "Japanese" top in the picture is one I made myself, not a real Japanese one.  It was actually made on the CNC router we had at The Toycrafter.  I was always sort of proud of making a wood top that worked very well on something other than a lathe!  I always tell the "kids" at my show that I made it myself for use in the show because if I broke one of my real Japanese tops during a show I might say something I shouldn't?
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2009, 02:50:33 PM »

It looks great!  Glad to know the kids are getting to see some tops!
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Re: Don Olney's spinning top show in Upstate New York
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2020, 06:14:56 AM »

Hi, every one, my name is Skye i'm new here, i was looking at some of this patch videos... and I was wondering how does this work? how can one obtain this patches? so if there is some one there with some spare time to explain i wold be very pleased :)
 Thanks and good day, or night, depends were in the world you spin your top! xDxDXD
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Re: Don Olney's spinning top show in Upstate New York
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2020, 09:01:51 AM »

Hello Skye and welcome! Found your post here and I'll direct you to this thread for patch information.

http://www.ta0.com/forum/index.php/topic,3757.0.html
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Re: Don Olney's spinning top show in Upstate New York
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2020, 03:54:17 PM »

Hello Skye.  Welcome to our forum.  I know someone with your name and I believe they are also from the state of New York.  Could that be possibly why you posted on this thread?  Anyway, welcome!!!
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