Monthly Archives: December 2016

BilletSPIN Cards

Coming soon

these will be on the website this week

12/15/16

Michael Bright  Over 2 months in the making, I introduce you to Billet Spin Playing Cards. Featuring iconic BilletSpin top designs from 2016, as well as a special guest appearance from the original and legendary Kraken. Honestly, who doesn’t want to throw in a pair of Krakens!

True to his word, Rich does indeed delete every file on the last run of each top design. As a result, each top has been re-drawn from scratch, taking even the smallest details into consideration. This unhealthy obsession started soon after the coin design contest, in which my entry included a combination of various BilletSpin tops.

Little did I know that this design would become the foundation of an epic personal project. The result of which is a completely unique custom themed card deck.

This limited first run is intended as an ideal gift for any top collector to compliment the hobby, if there is a serious interest in more collectable playing cards featuring various top designs, I would be keen to explore them.

In short, this is a fun way to share and celebrate such a great line up of Billetspin top designs from 2016. I hope you all enjoy them as much as I did creating them!

I know I can’t wait to get my hands on then and they are available now on the BilletSpin website under accessories: www.billetspin.com/accessories/billetspin-playing-cards

The cards are Standard Poker Size 2.48” x 3.46” (63mm x 88mm)�
and are printed on 300gsm Smooth (Matte) card stock

Lastly, A huge thank you to Rich Stadler and Lindsey Wissing for allowing me to make these cards a reality, and to everyone in the group for posting such awesome pictures of your top collections! I would not have been able to re-draw them all if you hadn’t!

Christmas 2016 Top

Christmas is approaching fast, signaling the end of 2016. What a ride it has been. I have no words to describe how appreciative I am for the support you have shown. From all of us here at BilletSPIN, thank you. You have made this year truly amazing and I fell so blessed.

As a small token of our gratitude, we are making 100 Christmas Tops to giveaway here in the group. As you know, I am a man of faith. I wanted to engrave these tops but it did not fit on this design so instead every top will come with a Precious Promise Bible that has a few encouraging verses in it. I know not all share my beliefs and that is ok 🙂 I just want to share something with you that has so much meaning to me. If you are not interested, I understand and then I just want to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

If you would like to enter the giveaway, just reply with your favorite top design from 2016. One entry per person. We will figure out a way to pick the winners and let you know. We will keep this open for a few days.

Top information:
.98″ diameter
24 grams
1/8″ carbide bearing ball
one piece Stainless Steel

In closing, if any of you are struggling. Having a bad day or going through a difficult time and need someone to talk to, I am here. I care about all of you. Please don’t be afraid to message me. I am a good listener and have had my share of hard times.

Thank you all again, I look forward to getting to know you all more. I hope you have an amazing rest of your year.

Rich Stadler

timing the first spin of the Christmas top. 24 grams, what is your guess for spin time?

Just a closer look

 

December News

Latest video GAW!

12/4/16

Got some cool news. I will be a special guest on a show tomorrow night. The show will be starting at 8pm central but I won’t be on until about 9pm central. We will talk some tops and BilletSpin but mostly machining. Should be a good time and I am excited! Here is the link

12/6/16

BilletSPIN Update: The plan was to take it easy the last month and a half of 2016 lol. I think this is close to the busiest I have been all year. As of now, we have about 30% of the Torus tops made. We just filled a large amount of ring orders and have a few more to make. There will be more Tri-balls added to the website hopefully tomorrow in copper and bronze.

The next new project is a Christmas themed top. This is important to me because I am a man of faith and Christmas represents the birth of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This top will be free. We plan on making 50 to giveaway to the group. I understand this top will not be fore everyone. If you don’t share the same beliefs as me, that’s ok  🙂 I love all of yooze!

After that, still hoping for a small run of mini’s and a cool two piece stemless. This year just keeps ticking away so hopefully we can fit it all in. I have things in my personal life that are taking me away too. My father-in law passed away last night.

I will do what I can to get this stuff done for you. Trying to get as much finished so it arrives before Christmas. I want to thank you for the huge success of the Torus. Record sales for a one piece top and that means so much.

If you got any questions let me know. I shared everything I can think of at the moment. I hope you have an awesome rest of your week.

Rich

12/8/16

Well I know I just told you the plans for the rest of the year but you can throw those out the window. Looks like my family is going on a cruise on the 19th. I will get done as much as I can but there is no way I can do the minis and stemless. They will have to wait until I get back. Christmas top will happen. Sorry for the delay.