Monthly Archives: October 2015

The 96!

Aaron Jordan

The 96!!! This is probably the nicest gift I’ve revived..

Titanium and tungsten, this is the marvelous 18 minute top! From the button of my heart, thank you rich!

The 96-01The 96-01a

Second spin! Rich Stadler‘s 96 top!

Time to break 20 minutes 😉

The 96-01b

 

Quoc T Ho

Who would have thought it would happen like this.

Rich, truly love it. Not only have you offered something different you’ve become a good friend.

Thank you!

My lenses hate you for this BTW…. They’ve been suffering since I opened the pkg!

“The Nine Six’d”

The 96-06

Coincidence?

The 96-07

 

Matt McCafferty

Thanks Rich. Snapped a quick pic. Will have more later. The NinetySIX top.

The 96-02

 

Randy Becker

Talk about a mail call! I am always blown away by the craftsmanship of these tops. Thanks Rich!

The 96-03a

Jared Schoenly

Mail call for the 96 and the dual bearing SS. Just enjoying a little time with big papa. Very cool Rich! Thanks!

The 96-04a

Rich Stadler

Well I will burst the bubble here about the 96 since the 12 are too kind to. It is a wobbler. Some worse than others but this was a first for me working with these materials. They spin a LONG time but they do wobble. I posted a question a few weeks ago to find out who owned 10 or more of my tops. 12 responded and I made this top for them. I have no more and will not make anymore. I would rather not ever look at tungsten again but I am sure I will down the road 😛

Quoc T Ho

The 96-05a

Rich Stadler Now the real question, can one of use make one that can break 25 with a standard spin?

 

Top #19 “Dome/Smooth/Classic”

I will be making my next classical type design this week. It will be a two piece with SS, Bronze and Copper being the options for both stem and collar. $125 plus the normal shipping so those who might be interested can prepare. You all still have a perfect record of paying and I greatly appreciate that!

I will however make one change to my “layaway” program. If anyone still owes me when the next top comes out I will allow them to post “in” but I will not ship until the previous top has been paid for. I hope you all understand 😀

I will start the official order thread probably Friday so stay tuned!

10/30/15

Ready? My meeting tonight got canceled so I am starting now. Have to set-up three machines so this will take a while. I will hopefully post the first top tonight and you can post what material combo’s you want and I can make them tomorrow. That’s the plan anyways. Stay tuned!

Going for classical. I am not sure this is final until I see it on the collar though

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1st prototype. Thoughts? 

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Too clean in my opinion

It needs a tweek

It spins sooooooooo smooth. I agree Matt, the stem is too long

I am not done, just s prototype!

This proto has a flaw so it is going in the junk. Maybe the next one. Give me 30 minutes for #2!

Official Order Thread:

1.24″ diameter two piece top. You can choose Stainless Steel, Bronze or Copper for the Collar and the Stem. Ceramic Ball.

To order, just reply with “in” and your material combinations. Order as many as you like. Price is $125 plus $5 for domestic and $10 for international. I will make to order tomorrow and once they are gone they are gone. I do not know how many I can make so try to get your order in as soon as possible! Thanks all

Please keep this thread to order only! I will post another thread with spin video for comments!

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ok all, I will be running until 3:00pm today (central time) so be sure to post in before then. Everyone that ordered until then is garunteed to get what they ordered. Send payment to paypal rich@drop-n-stay.com and message me the address you want it shipped to! Thanks all!!

Spin video, this one is SMOOTTHHHHHHHH

10/31/15

Ss over copper 

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Ok, I made all the combinations. You will notice one extra. It is Bronze over Brass. I took an extra pic of the Bronze over Bronze next to the Bronze over Brass so you can see the difference. The brass stem is only available with the bronze collar. If you want one or more, post on the official order thread! 

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Ok all, if you posted in for this top by 3:00pm central time today I will make it for you. I make no promises after that.

Make payment to rich@drop-n-stay.com Be sure to message me the address you want it shipped to! Thanks!!

These will all ship Monday

Continue reading Top #19 “Dome/Smooth/Classic”

Top #18 “Sand Dollar/Simply Stainless”

So I will have some extra time today and thinking about making a one piece top out of SS for $75. Would anybody be interested? Please just one reply per person so I can see how many might be interested. This is not an order thread so I will not hold you to buying one

Maybe a ball on the stem too so it could be spun upside down and 1″ in diameter?

Order thread is up. You MUST post in on the official order thread to get one. This thread was just to see if there was an interest and obviously there is. Have a great day all!!

PLEASE READ ENTIRE POST

Official order thread: One piece SS top. .99″ in diameter with ceramic ball on each end. I will post pics in a few hours of the finished product. Do not post “in” unless you are buying. $75 Shipping will be $5 domestic and $10 international.

Once you post “in” please pay with paypal right away to rich@drop-n-stay.com and be sure to message me to let me know what address you want it shipped to.

I will make as many as I have orders for until later tonight. I will keep you posted on this thread. PLEASE keep comments to orders only. Message me with questions. Makes my life so much easier. THANK YOU ALL 😀

So here is the first end on the one piece. If you want it you must post in on the order thread not here! Feel free to discuss on this thread 😀

S17-01  Continue reading Top #18 “Sand Dollar/Simply Stainless”

Top #17 “Starfish”

Official order thread. I am making 15 double sided stemless tops with the same pattern on both sides. Copper over Titanium. $125 plus $5 domestic and $10 international. First 15 “ins” gets them. 1.45″ diameter.

Here is a pic of the first side

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10/24/15

SUS not sure how many I will have. 3-4 max. I will pick the winners at 2 central today. $125 plus $5 domestic and $10 international.

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Rich Stadler winners are:
Josh Lakenan
Scott D Reid
Josh Warren

A Monster

Starting the first project now. This will be a one off. I have never seen anything done like it before. I have no idea if there will even be any interest in it but I have been wanting to make something like this for a while now. I am hoping to have it done in about 5 hours. I will then post it as my first auction to see if there is any interest. If there is, I will make more of this type of thing in the future. Time to go play, wish me luck!!

It just finished the machining I was worried about so I can tell you what it is…

One and one only HUGE top. 4.75″ diameter to scale. This means it will weigh several pounds and be strictly a display or novelty item. I will also make a cool stand for it. Stainless and brass for top and stand. It will be around 4″ long.

Does it look big?

Monster 01

How about now?

Monster 02

Continue reading A Monster

A break?

Well I have been making a new top every other week for a while now but I am going to take this weekend off if that is ok with all of you 😀 BUT I got plans for the 30th 😉 Have a great week all!!

I will also tell you the next one will be more of a classical design and smaller than this last one. I have had this design rolling around in my head for a while now so it is time for it to come to life!

My wife just told me that her and the kids are gone this weekend. Maybe I will tinker a bit

10/20/15

Well with the news of my family leaving for the weekend my brain is working overtime. Let’s have some fun. This will be a weekend like no other. It am not sure when it will all start so just check in often. So much for taking the week off! No slacking off now Joshua Dawson!!

 

Secret Tops ;)

I have an idea I am toying with. I need to know how many of you own 10 or more of my tops. I don’t need a pic, just reply. If you have more than ten (counting ones that are on the way being shipped) reply with how many you have! Thanks!!!

Mike Gallwey– 27
Aaron Jordan– 23
Larry Fredrickson-15
Goh Woon Keat-11
Jared Schoenly-10
Matt McCafferty-10
Kris Bex- 10+
Peter Sand-12

Yes, include the kickstarter tops. Let me know exactly how many you all. I am feeling generous today 😀

I am thinking it is Kris Bex, Quoc T Ho, Mike Gallwey and Aaron Jordan for the top four. I bet Holly is up there too.

So it is between Mike Gallwey and Quoc T Ho as to who has the most!

The plan is already underway. It will be made public in the next few weeks 😀

Welcome Deb and Lisa Contest

So two of my local friends joined the group today! They are very curious about tops and their appeal. So let’s have some fun!

Contest time! To enter, share why you like tops and post your favorite top pic. I will random number the winner and they will recieve a brand new top of my latest design!!

Help my friends Deb and Lisa understand this wonderful hobby!

Aaron Jordan Because why wouldn’t you want these 😀

Reason Contest

Congrats Aaron Jordan!

Just another example of this great group. Aaron gave this top away to another member. Class act 😀

New Member GAW

OK, Giveaway time!! This will be for one free top I am making this week in the SS/Cu/SS with Ruby ball configuration. You will not be entering yourself but rather a friend that you think might enjoy it. Only stipulation is they must NOT be currently part of this group! So tag them in your reply and they will be entered. You can only enter one person!

EDIT: If the person wants to join the group AFTER you tag them, that is encouraged 😀 I am not sure if they can see the post or not due to this being a closed group

I will draw the winner tomorrow afternoon! Thanks all 😀

Looks like Brandon Williams is the winner so Josh Warren gets the top! Thank you all! I had quite a few member requests and I greatly appreciate you all helping me get the word out! Have a good one. Brandon, message me with Josh’s address!