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paulstewart

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Big Tops
« on: September 29, 2022, 05:10:38 PM »

This is Pinky and MellO taking a spin in the shop.  Really I'm just trying to figure out how to use a new computer so I can share the fun, enjoy!



And Pinky on the Hudson River with the iceboats in the background

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mailman

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Re: Big Tops
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2022, 08:41:34 PM »

It's hard to tell from the photos....how large are they?
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paulstewart

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Re: Big Tops
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2022, 09:00:58 PM »

Pinky measures 24.75 inch diameter x 30 inches tall

MellO measures 16.5 inch diameter x 21 inches tall
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Re: Big Tops
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2022, 09:17:52 PM »

Those are really big tops! :o And spin nicely!  8)
Are they mostly spun with an electric drill or running away with a rope?
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paulstewart

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Re: Big Tops
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2022, 09:56:12 PM »

I can spin them with a rope for about 2-3 minutes or an impact gun for about 7-8 minutes
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Re: Big Tops
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2022, 09:58:46 PM »

 Nice to see some more people spinning tops on ice!  8)
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Re: Big Tops
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2022, 09:26:27 AM »

Very nice, paulstewart!!!  It is great to see you posting and even greater to see your fine creations.  You have been at this a while if you have ice spinning pictures.
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paulstewart

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Re: Big Tops
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2022, 01:08:23 PM »

I've been woodturning for 40 years, but only started making Big Tops in 2020.  Pinky spinning on the river is from spring 2021.  Will post more as I learn how to use a computer, which I find less intuitive than spinning things.
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