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jim in paris

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how to make a paper top/ video
« on: April 24, 2021, 02:15:30 AM »

hi all
i have found this video on how to make a spintop with a newspaper and some glue, it's from India
it's simple , low cost , and efficient, very suitable for a workshop with kids

https://youtu.be/CCTilGetuUA

have fun :)
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Re: how to make a paper top/ video
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2021, 11:26:03 AM »

Increíble video , saludos jim
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Re: how to make a paper top/ video
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2021, 01:16:17 PM »

Seems like the same site made this with jim in mind...

https://youtu.be/PLgNt-iduCs

Very cool design!
« Last Edit: April 24, 2021, 01:21:29 PM by Jeremy McCreary »
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Re: how to make a paper top/ video
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2021, 01:25:27 PM »

Wonderful!  8) Great find!
The Japanese make tops out of spirals of paper, but this is a hollow peg top!  :o  :o

Fortunately, I kept one full newspaper from when I went to India. I can use some of the pages that don't mention the top festival and make one of this!  :)
But I won't paint it (at least not all), so it shows that it's from India  >:D It should be a nice conversation piece.
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Re: how to make a paper top/ video
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2021, 02:57:51 PM »

Wow, that turned out better than I thought it would! Very nice idea.   8)
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Re: how to make a paper top/ video
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2021, 12:35:13 AM »

I like the creative thinking here.  I can’t wait to try all of this!
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Re: how to make a paper top/ video
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2021, 12:24:24 PM »

I made one and it was easy and fast. It worked very well, perhaps because I used a real Indian newspaper  :P



I was a little concerned, however, that on the back of the page it looks like there is an obituary section. ::)
But just between us, I only used the Indian newspaper for the outside and the San Antonio Express News for the inside as I didn't want to use more than one page.

Here is the boomerang:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbL9C0u9854
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Re: how to make a paper top/ video
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2021, 02:15:56 PM »

I made one and it was easy and fast.
Well done!
Maybe this keeps you occupied a bit longer: 

https://youtu.be/P0NNvcFDwKw
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Re: how to make a paper top/ video
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2021, 04:20:12 PM »

I love this paper ideas!!!
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Re: how to make a paper top/ video
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2021, 11:50:06 AM »

Made a bigger one, with 3 times the number of newspaper strips (and 3x the work):

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Re: how to make a paper top/ video
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2021, 09:48:41 PM »

Nice! That one looks like it'll spin longer. I wonder if you could somehow smooth the whole top down. I guess paper doesn't sand very well...  :P
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Re: how to make a paper top/ video
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2021, 01:13:26 PM »

super good effort

save the bigger one for the next raffle with your autograph
 ;D ;D


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Re: how to make a paper top/ video
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2021, 02:12:53 PM »

Too late, Jim!
On a throw on the ground the lower spiral collapsed in!  >:( 
When I was trying to fixed it I applied too much force and the top spiral began to unravel.  :'(
I should have put more glue.
After some pushing and pulling (and using more glue) I arrived to this shape:



To me it's reminiscent of Indian tops with long nail tips, so I decided to leave it like that.  ::)
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