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John Buechele

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Watts' Tops #203
« on: August 27, 2010, 07:42:29 PM »

I just stopped playing with my new watts' top long enough to take a picture. Thank you Walter for such a great top. I have already had a lot of spin time with it, and it's only been here a few hours. I'll try and get some pictures or a video with it tomorrow. It really is a great top.





The second picture is next to a duncan rip-cord.
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Re: Watts' Tops #203
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2010, 01:50:19 AM »

Wait, I'm totally sober. What gives with all the blurry photos?   ;)
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John Buechele

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Re: Watts' Tops #203
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2010, 08:41:53 AM »

Oh good they're blurry for everyone, I was worried it was my computer ;D
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Re: Watts' Tops #203
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2010, 09:30:54 AM »

They're perfectly clear for me.  Maybe you haven't drunk enough yet.  Drunken?  Drinked?  Drunkded?   ;)
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Re: Watts' Tops #203
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2010, 08:33:02 PM »

Looks fine from Missouri.
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Re: Watts' Tops #203
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2010, 02:33:30 AM »

Definitely will tune the tip of my 4" Watts to a diabolo shape. Trapeze are difficult with the original one. I'd like a wide groove but that is more difficult to me.
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Re: Watts' Tops #203
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2010, 10:09:13 AM »

I thought about doing that to mine, but I think that will make it walk too slowly.  Let us know how it turns out!
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Re: Watts' Tops #203
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2010, 09:41:14 PM »

i keep wondering are the watts tops hollowed or solid?
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Re: Watts' Tops #203
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2010, 10:35:14 PM »

Solid, but made of light woods
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Re: Watts' Tops #203
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2010, 07:12:40 AM »

Thanks John for posting.  Came in blurry here also.
 Watts' Tops are solid.  The most recent #'s are made of bass wood.  This is the wood of choice for wood carvers due to its consistent density and weight.  It is very light and easy to sand without showing growth rings.
 I make most of my own points.  Let me know how you want the point shaped.  I need drawings.   I am always trying to improve quality of the Watts' Top. ;D
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Re: Watts' Tops #203
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2010, 08:01:31 AM »

Regarding Blurry Photos -
Here is an excerpt from Digital Camera Resource Page Q&A

"Why do all my indoor photos come out blurry?

This is a very common question and nine out of ten times it's the same scenario: people taking shots indoors without the flash. Just because the camera is digital it doesn't mean that the laws of physics don't apply! If the shutter speed you're using is slower than 1/30 or 1/60 of a second, odds are that the shot will be blurry! A lot of people migrating from film cameras say "well my photos were always sharp with my film camera in these situations", and a likely explanation for that is the use of ISO 400 film.

So what's the solution? Here are a few suggestions:

Use the flash
Add more light to the room, if possible
Use a tripod
Turn up the ISO sensitivity a notch or two. Note that doing this will increase the amount of noise in your image
If you haven't bought a camera yet, consider one with image stabilization (this is still a rare feature, though)"

I hope this helps all of us take better pictures to post on the forum.
BTW, for more information on ISO take a look at this tutorial from youtube -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ki6Zs8qstVM
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