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Larry D.

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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #135 on: January 30, 2015, 12:45:23 PM »

Good name Eric.  I'll second that.
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ta0

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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #136 on: January 30, 2015, 01:37:56 PM »

Why not name them Rototops?
Good name Eric.  I'll second that.

It is such a good name that it has been used before. 

The Roto Top:



or the Ro-To-Top:



« Last Edit: January 30, 2015, 01:58:00 PM by ta0 »
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Ludo

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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #137 on: January 30, 2015, 04:28:28 PM »

TOPS ARRIVED BEAUTIFUL FINISH
EASY BOOMERANG BUT ROPE SHORT
THANX AGAIN JOHN

JIM LUDO
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silvertop

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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #138 on: January 31, 2015, 09:13:05 AM »

Got mine!  #10 - spun every time so far.  My old hands would like it a bit less slippery, but it sure is pretty!  Definitely a carpet only spinner!  Many kudos and thanks to John for his work, and I am so pleased that my old machine is getting a new life, and that everyone is pleased with the group's investment!
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Kirk

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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #139 on: January 31, 2015, 06:37:29 PM »

ESRMMHDPET (Educational Size Rotational Molding Machine HDPE Tops)!.
Why not name them Rototops?
Rototop, ESRMMHDPET....  Rototop, ESRMMHDPET....  Rototop, ESRMMHDPET....  Hmmm.
After much deliberation Eric's name seems just a bit easier to pronounce.

Thus, Rototop it shall be.
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #140 on: February 05, 2015, 07:52:52 PM »

I’m happy and relieved to report that the final top from this adventure was received by its owner today.  :)

I’d like to thank all the original donors for participating.  A special thanks to Don for all he has done to keep tops available through the years and for offering the rotomolding system to the forum before Craig’s list.  Also a special thanks to ta0 for all he has done for top spinning and in particular, directing and handling a lot of the details to complete this project.

Here are individual pictures of the tops that now have new homes.






EDIT: added the missing link for #13-#16 per observations in follow up posts
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Sabaspin

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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #141 on: February 05, 2015, 08:30:06 PM »

Yes! As JohnM said I got mine today.
Spent the late afternoon playing and I really love the top and the tip that was made for them.
Thanks again Johnm and all who helped make the project possible, for  this gift to the top community.
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #142 on: February 06, 2015, 04:11:12 AM »

Yes! As JohnM said I got mine today.
Spent the late afternoon playing and I really love the top and the tip that was made for them.
Thanks again Johnm and all who helped make the project possible, for  this gift to the top community.

i lold  ;D
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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #143 on: February 06, 2015, 11:39:56 AM »

Congratulations johnm for all your fantastic and quick work.  You did not need to rush through this process as quickly as you did, but many many thanks for all the excitement you brought to this forum.  It is fun to watch people's reactions to their tops and to watch the creativity that is spurred on by these roto tops.  I look forward to hearing more from everyone.

I am also quite impressed with the picture of your 19 beauties!
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #144 on: February 10, 2015, 09:59:06 PM »

I can't help but notice 13, 14, 15 and 16 are missing in the collage?
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #145 on: February 10, 2015, 11:28:54 PM »

# 13 Right
was on this table next to
 # 5 Left

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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #146 on: July 25, 2019, 09:38:00 PM »

I’ve waited a long time to see one of these tops do the basic tricks. Can any one make a video showing wire walkers, stairway to heaven, cork screw, and Texas cowboy? John, did such a beautiful job on these - It would hurt to see these turn into duct bowls - like the wood turners make. The two videos made are fantastic, I just would like to see more PLEASE.


Ericks Roto spin top https://youtu.be/xz7Ti9mh6Wc
Tao roto top https://youtu.be/8DZu6MWHIUw
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ta0

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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #147 on: July 26, 2019, 01:34:23 PM »

Thanks Cecil for reposting these videos: I had forgotten about them!

The roto-molded top project was great, thanks to John's technical knowledge and commitment.
He might still have a couple of those unique tops left.

I have wondered if a rubber roto-molded top would be possible . . . :-\  Recycled tennis shoes soles?  ;D
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jmadrigal

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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #148 on: July 26, 2019, 04:32:05 PM »

I have wondered if I could print a top out of a soft material. They have ninja flex. I wonder if it would deform while spinning🤔
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #149 on: July 26, 2019, 07:34:38 PM »

If they do the basic tricks - I would like to buy one. Cork screw - stair way to heaven - wire walkers - and Texas Cowboy. I have been telling all these bowl makers on you tube to make a big nice top. If I can make a couple of flower pots - they can make some tops? I like the way I can make friends every where?
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