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Title: Taiwan modded top
Post by: cecil on January 27, 2016, 12:58:20 AM
I finished the Taiwan top from ebay. It has a black walnut crown and new tip plus I took about 1/8 off bottom side. It does every trick I can do. And is a great fighter. Triple stair way to heaven is easy.
Title: Re: Taiwan modded top
Post by: ta0 on January 27, 2016, 10:48:08 AM
Very good work, Cecil!

Triple stair way to heaven is easy.
Nice!  :)
Title: Re: Taiwan modded top
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on January 27, 2016, 12:48:45 PM
Looks terrific!!!
Title: Re: Taiwan modded top
Post by: cecil on January 27, 2016, 04:47:26 PM
Thank you. This is a fun top. It also plays with #36 large line from Spintastic. I love it. Tricks and fighting.
Title: Re: Taiwan modded top
Post by: jim in paris on January 28, 2016, 12:33:56 PM
Salut cecil
it's cool to see the coronation  :) and the project finished

how much does it  weight ? around 400grams ?

jim
Title: Re: Taiwan modded top
Post by: Jack on January 30, 2016, 08:49:07 PM
(http://www.quickmeme.com/img/a6/a606e91ba83f223e86a72ec71de81ef89595f7e0e0c50c31d919eefa672f0072.jpg)
Title: Re: Taiwan modded top
Post by: JNeff on January 30, 2016, 10:09:05 PM
Beautiful work Cecil.
Title: Re: Taiwan modded top
Post by: cecil on January 31, 2016, 12:53:01 AM
It weighs 9 oz. = 255 grams. I've learned a lot about tops by working on these Taiwan tops.
Title: Re: Taiwan modded top
Post by: cecil on February 05, 2016, 11:02:50 PM
Out in the back yard having fun. Just wanted to show my Grandson what I was doing.
Title: Re: Taiwan modded top
Post by: cecil on February 05, 2016, 11:18:03 PM
A picture of the fly cutter I came up with. And the wood is pruple heart, maple, black walnut, and red oak.
Title: Re: Taiwan modded top
Post by: ta0 on February 06, 2016, 11:18:48 PM
I guess the fly cutter is to cut nice parallel boards before gluing them together.
From that lamination of different woods a very nice top should be born!  8)

Title: Re: Taiwan modded top
Post by: cecil on February 07, 2016, 01:27:40 AM
Yes this time I'm going to square the big block up. I will use the flycutter to cut the four faces then use the endmill for the sides. Then all the purple circles should be the same. I would like to get a good saw where I could make a segmented top. The wood cutters of youtube make such beautiful segmented vases we should apply the same on spin tops.
Title: Re: Taiwan modded top
Post by: Jack on February 07, 2016, 06:33:48 AM
your work is so precise and beautiful one might think you were a machinest  ;D
Title: Re: Taiwan modded top
Post by: cecil on February 07, 2016, 03:26:27 PM
Thanks Jack. Hope to see you someday. I would like to see what you can do with the tops I've made.
Title: Re: Taiwan modded top
Post by: cecil on February 16, 2016, 02:19:11 AM
Top is glued up and ready for the lathe. My future son in law came over with his meter saw, now to try and make a half segmented  and half black walnut Trompo.
Title: Re: Taiwan modded top
Post by: ta0 on February 16, 2016, 07:26:27 PM
That should end up as a beautiful wooden top! I am eager to see the final result!
Title: Re: Taiwan modded top
Post by: cecil on February 19, 2016, 10:31:52 PM
Thanks Tao. I'm on you tube trying to copy what the great bowl makers do. This is FUN. I've got all my cutting done now to glue it up.
Title: Re: Taiwan modded top
Post by: cecil on February 20, 2016, 06:57:16 PM
The parts are cut, now to glue them up.
Title: Re: Taiwan modded top
Post by: Jack on February 20, 2016, 08:59:02 PM
The parts are cut, now to glue them up.

(https://i.imgflip.com/zjzdg.jpg)