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SpinQueen

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It must be the beer...
« on: August 25, 2010, 11:59:21 PM »

I just thought of a fun idea for a non-traditional spin-top that we could all try and make...

1. Choose a firm fruit or vegetable from you local grocer or farmers market  (thinking a potato might work well)

2. Carve the vegetable into a spin-top.  (solid or hollow..get creative... use any tip)

3. Wind up and throw

4. Take a video or photo

5. Post here so we can all have a good laugh :)

Anyone up for it? 

It's been a while since I've spun a non-traditional spin-top.  I made one out of tin foil and duct tape once,  and I've also spun a Hershey's Kiss, beer bottle, x-mass ornament, and a kid in a snow disc ...I'm sure I've spun a good many other things as well but I'm sure I used a string for the things above.
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johnm

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Re: It must be the beer...
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 07:38:10 AM »

Fun and yummy! (sorry no actual spintop in the video :()
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XMBbYM11I8
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kevinm

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Re: It must be the beer...
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010, 07:40:28 AM »

when are you thinking, i mean, is there a time limit?  cuz i feel
kinda sober right now. but it's intriguing, and i work right up the
street from the farmer's market
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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: It must be the beer...
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2010, 09:37:52 AM »

That video is GREAT!!!  Now I want to get a lathe out and start turning!
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Re: It must be the beer...
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010, 09:58:23 AM »

The next great kitchen appliance?
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Re: It must be the beer...
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2010, 12:08:07 PM »

Great video.  I never even thought about using a lathe.

This could be an ongoing thread, so whenever anyone has the time (or interest) they could whittle something up and spin it.  We could actually include any other non-traditional spinners in this thread.

There's no requirement to mix this activity with alcohol if you were thinking that you needed to be less than sober to participate :)  All ages welcome!
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lincolnrick

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Re: It must be the beer...
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2010, 01:43:58 PM »

Let's see:
  • lathe - check
  • potato - check
  • cute girl to catch my curly fries - dang, can's seem to find one of those
guess it's back to baked potatos for me

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