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ITSA General Assembly: December 5th - 12th

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TopMaker

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Re: New member
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2019, 01:42:50 PM »

Thanks jospin . Make these on a Hardinge manual lathe and a Bridgeport knee mill
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Jeremy McCreary

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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2019, 01:49:16 PM »

Exquisite! I think I see some exotic metals there. Especially like the simple gold one.

Guessing that the "EDGE" isn't really a pocket top.
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the Earl of Whirl

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« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2019, 03:27:15 PM »

Stunning pieces of work!  Do others from the U.K. buy any of them and spin them?  Like ta0, I am always surprised at how I hear so little of top spinning action in your country.
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TopMaker

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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2019, 07:02:14 PM »

I think of the. 170 I've sold , maybe 6 have stayed in the uk .most go to the USA
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Jeremy McCreary

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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2019, 07:04:48 PM »

What stem and rotor diameters do you tend to use?
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TopMaker

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« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2019, 05:23:57 AM »

On the standard sized stuff I tend to go for around 7mm grip diameter and 28mm rotor
.heavier tops need larger diameter grips to squeeze decent times
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PrincessTrouble

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Re: New member
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2019, 03:07:37 PM »

Hey Joe.  Glad to see you here!

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TopMaker

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« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2019, 04:58:54 PM »

Hey Andra ! Gotta make me some throw tops ! Some of the videos I've seen are nuts !
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ta0

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« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2019, 05:46:20 PM »

Welcome to the forum, PrincessTrouble! Also, welcome to ITSA as a full member!

I hope you post pictures of your metal finger top collection: it's amazing!

(I'm moving again this thread, this time to the collecting/making board)
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Iacopo

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« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2019, 02:08:39 AM »

I've made about 170 in the last 18 months or so, weight range from  1 -1000 grams . Generally use basic materials but occasionally use exotics. Definitely keen to make some throw tops!

Welcome, Topmaker !
1000 grams tops are heavy !  In which way they are intended to be spun ?
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jim in paris

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« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2019, 01:11:03 AM »

hello Joe !

thanks for showing your creations
superb work : i really dig the spiky one

how about the tips ?
what material do you use ? are they very sharp/pointy ?

happy spinning !

jim
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TopMaker

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« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2019, 02:48:59 AM »

Hi Jim . Thank you ! I generally use tungsten carbide or ruby bearings for the contact point
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Jeremy McCreary

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« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2019, 04:58:09 AM »

I've made about 170 in the last 18 months or so, weight range from  1 -1000 grams...

Quite a range! Any photos of 1 g and 1,000 g examples?
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TopMaker

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« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2019, 05:39:41 AM »







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yoyospin

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« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2019, 10:00:19 PM »

Outstanding workmanship and design skills...well done.
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