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Watts' Tops

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Re: Got Milk (jugs)?
« Reply #45 on: September 15, 2010, 05:59:02 PM »

I am totally impressed.  Milk jugs to tops.  I love it. ???
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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: Got Milk (jugs)?
« Reply #46 on: September 15, 2010, 09:47:47 PM »

It is quite impressive!  It was a thrill for me to see the whole process.
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Re: Got Milk (jugs)?
« Reply #47 on: October 09, 2010, 12:39:31 PM »

I am just back from a college visit for my step-daughter.  We drove to Huntington, West Virginia and I didn't see any top action anywhere along the way in Ohio, Kentucky or West Virginia.  I did walk by their physics building and wondered if they could ever come up with some of the top spinning stuff like the UC folks.  Nope.  I don't think so. 

This was not one of my better top spinning adventures.  Except for RunBMC, I don't know of any top spinning activity in Kentucky and West Virginia seems totally topless right now.  I hope there is more happening that what I just witnessed.

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Re: Got Milk (jugs)?
« Reply #48 on: August 31, 2011, 01:22:51 AM »

Decided to re-read this post after Dick Stohr's visit to UC...  8)  B)
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Re: Got Milk (jugs)?
« Reply #49 on: August 31, 2011, 01:30:22 AM »

Decided to re-read this post after Dick Stohr's visit to UC...  8)  B)
and the Apex visit: http://www.ta0.com/forum/index.php/topic,1295.msg13043.html#msg13043

So who all happens to have a milk jug top?
 Hopefully I can make it to UC one day.
and also Whirled Top festival...
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Re: Got Milk (jugs)?
« Reply #50 on: August 31, 2011, 07:42:56 AM »

So who all happens to have a milk jug top?

Because the blow molded plastic of milk jugs is not great for the casting technique I use, only myself and ta0 have a version made from milk jugs.  ta0 received his from me as a gesture of thanks for repairing Autograph at 2010 worlds, to allow several extra players to spin it after it suffered a significant fracture.  The other tops distributed are from sources of injection molded plastic like 5 gallon buckets.

Although about 20 people have HDPE tops, not all of them are active spinners and among the spinners, not all of them have met the requirements, but those who have met the requirements as of 12/14/2011 include in no particular order,

johnm
Hemingsoft
physboy2357
Mike Hout
John Beuchele
ta0
Apex
Dick Stohr
WaxyAxle
Watt's Tops
Eli Hickerson
Shootist

For the record the requirements have been modified slightly to include the option of substituting bomeranging Autograph for Charlie Brown since visits in winter may not accommodate throwing CB and you may have already thrown Autograph at worlds for example.
The requirements to be filled in no particular order and at any time are

1)visit the UC spinners at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
2)be a full member of this forum ==  30 posts
3)visit Mike Hout's Hall of Fame and TOPLAND in Miamisburg, Ohio
4)boomerang Charlie Brown or/and Autograph

Coming to the Whirled Festival of Tops in August in Miamisburg and before or after making the trip to Cincinnati is a great way to get most of these requirements fullfilled. ;)
« Last Edit: December 14, 2012, 09:53:07 PM by johnm »
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Re: Got Milk (jugs)?
« Reply #51 on: September 20, 2011, 04:21:39 PM »

Hey John, any chance you might want to try melting/casting some Yeti fur? 

Say the word and it's yours...
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Re: Got Milk (jugs)?
« Reply #52 on: September 20, 2011, 09:28:49 PM »

Hey John, any chance you might want to try melting/casting some Yeti fur? 

Say the word and it's yours...

Thanks for the offer but I cannot stand the smell of burning hair. ::)

In particular from Dupont
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As with any acetal polymer, Delrin®, when overheated, can
discolor and form gaseous decomposition products, which are
largely formaldehyde. Low levels of formaldehyde emissions
can also occur at typical processing temperatures. Repeated
exposure to formaldehyde may result in respiratory and skin
sensitization in some individuals. Formaldehyde is a potential
cancer hazard.

Thus to avoid more exposure to nasties at work than I already get, I'll continue to use HDPE (recycle #2) and LDPE (recycle #4).
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Re: Got Milk (jugs)?
« Reply #53 on: September 21, 2011, 12:20:41 AM »

Yeah, not wanting to kill John with toxic gasses...that would be bad.
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Re: Got Milk (jugs)?
« Reply #54 on: September 21, 2011, 05:47:14 PM »

The requirements to be filled in no particular order and at any time are

1)visit the UC spinners at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
2)be a full member of this forum ==  30 posts
3)visit Mike Hout's Hall of Fame and TOPLAND in Miamisburg, Ohio
4)boomerang Charlie Brown or/and Autograph

This is my 31st post ;D
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Re: Got Milk (jugs)?
« Reply #55 on: September 21, 2011, 09:33:55 PM »

Go WaxyAxle!!!
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Re: Got Milk (jugs)?
« Reply #56 on: December 13, 2012, 11:17:39 PM »

rereading this thread all i can think about is that i wonder how slowing down everything having to do with heat would effect the tops being created... i mean, when you fire ceramix you have to step down the heat slowly or it breaks don't you? i wonder if stepping down the heat would effect how much the plastic shrinks...
also i wonder if when you start to melt the plastic, if you did it at a slower rate over a longer period of time, i wonder if it'd have fewer air pockets/voids...

i know if you blow glass you have to put it in a kiln so it's tempurature can be lowered at a controlled rate over a long period of time or the glass will shatter.

i know if i'm dying fabric i apply the dye in hot water and then shock the fabric by putting it in cold water so the fabric will quickly shrink and the dye will hold more sturdily (is that a word?)...if quick temp changes can effect (affect?) that so much, i would think the ideas would be similar...  as far as bonding metal goes what's brazing again?

you math and science kids should know more than what i wonder, so i assume if i'm off, you can correct any of my wrong thinkin'... or maybe i'm just sooo lacking communication skills that all of my thoughts only make sense to me and an attempt at explaining what i think is futile (much like resistance).

and on a somewhat different note: who cares if it makes a thorough proper mix or not: i think you should try mixing higher densities of materials with lower densities of materials... a sponge form built around/within/through a sponge form... if i were you i'd be finding out what happens when i mix different hotglues with the milk bottles and other things you've been melting...

you kids make me wish i was super rich.
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Re: Got Milk (jugs)?
« Reply #57 on: December 14, 2012, 04:25:01 AM »

I have been reading this thread with huge interest, I absolutely love the idea, and the results are impressive in their quality (visually speaking, of course, that's all I can observe from here...).

Then I found out about the requirement list, and my hopes of ever getting one fell...... I wonder if it would be possible to have an international requirements list... something one can fulfill without having to live in the US?  ::)

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Re: Got Milk (jugs)?
« Reply #58 on: December 14, 2012, 05:24:03 AM »

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Re: Got Milk (jugs)?
« Reply #59 on: December 14, 2012, 10:32:08 AM »

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