About this page

A fan page dedicated to the awesome work of Rich Stadler at Billetspin.com

This page has no affiliation with Rich or his work.

The basics of his work is outlined here in his pinned post in his Facebook group.

Welcome and thanks for being part of the group. Just some details about me and my tops.

1) I do not have a list. I make designs I want to make and sell them in the following ways:

-We will be primarily using www.billetspin.com for all of our sales. As soon as I am comfortable in a design, we will put up the countdown timer on the bottom of the main page of the website. If this timer is not accurate on your computer, look at the actual launch time/date next to the timer. The actual launch time/date will always be correct and in CST(Central Standard Time).
-We will be working on limiting the more limited material combo’s to one per person. Of course there are ways around whatever we put in place but we will do our best to give this a try.
-When we make these designs, we make a small amount of extras in case of customer service issues. These extras will be sold a few different ways much later. Sports shows, etsy, this group via scavenger hunts etc. Please DO NOT ask about acquiring these extras from me outside of that. I wont do it and it will just waste both of our time.
-We will continue to use Indiegogo a few times a year. This is a great way for us to grow BilletSPIN. This helps provide job security to our employees and families.
-We will still use the SUS website for specialty designs or combo’s. These Sign up sales will run on the www.signupsale.com website and will run for over a 24 hour period minimum so people in all time zones will be able to participate if they choose. A link to the SUS will be posted in this group.

2) I NEVER repeat a design but I do occasionally modify them as a generation 2 model.

3) Tops range in price from $75 on up.

4) I let my kids on here. They are young. Please keep it clean. No vulgar language or pictures or I will delete them. Thank you for understanding.

5) No auctions allowed without prior approval from me. I am not a fan of them but I will do them occasionally for a special item or for a good cause.

6) Click here to see the BilletSPIN archive: http://billetspin.info/

7) DO NOT use stock photos to sell your tops!!!!

8) I do NOT warranty second hand tops in any way shape or form!!

9) I WILL NOT under value my claim on customs forms for international shipping. You will have to pay duty on the full price. Sorry, nothing I can do there.

10) Please do not post any for sale, want to buy, in search of or trade posts in this group. Please use a different group dedicated to top sales like Pocket top Sales: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1564966063769471/ or Billetspin sales group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1197365490339867/

11) All posts/replies complaining, discussing, whining etc about what people are selling their tops for will be deleted immediately.

12) Do not post links to a website or group where they are selling goods or services. This group is for BilletSPIN products only. If you have something that you feel could be useful to the group, message Rich Stadler first to get permission.

13) Please do not take any BilletSPIN top apart to try to make a new material combination. I appreciate your cooperation.

DAMASCUS: I would like to explain the process we use for Damascus. Hopefully this will answer any questions you have:

1) Machine the product
2) Thoroughly clean it in acetone
3) Place product in luke warm acid
4) Leave in acid until etched to achieve desired look
5) Remove from acid and place in solution to neutralize acid
6) Place in soap bath containing a rust preventative
7) Using compressed air, dry part
The soap will leave a thin layer of Rust preventative which will ensure you receive the product with no oxidation. Maintaining the damascus from that point will be your responsibility. BilletSPIN will NOT be responsible for any oxidation after that point. Hope that helps!

An important note to anyone with Damascus or any steel in your tops. Grab yourself a bottle of this EDCi solution. The kit is about $10 and you’ll use so little each time that it’ll probably last for years. Simply spray on, wipe off. Nothing more.
ALL steel, even stainless steels can and will rust or corrode given the right circumstances. Using a corrosion prohibitor like this will prevent any issues. It will also slow patina on brass, copper and bronze allowing them to look new for longer.
If you already have a little surface rust you can spray it on and scrub with a tooth brush and it will usually take it all right off.
I’ve been using this for years on all of my knives. From high carbon steels to stainless steels and it works great.

http://aegissolutionsknifecare.com/

BilletSPIN:

website: www.billetspin.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxZbMn2n7KTg83BvXoa-Olw

Instagram: BilletSPIN_Tops

Feel free to post as much as you like. Please keep it clean as my kids are on my page looking at all the tops. If you have any questions just let me know and thank you so much for your interest in my designs. I love doing this  -Rich-

Looking for a spin base/concave mirror? There are several options but the easiest is a 3x magnification mirror from your local department store. They are about $5.

Acronym list:

SUS- Sign up sale
GAW- Giveaway
TTT- To the top (bumps entire post to top of the group)
PO- Post Office
GLWS- Good luck with sale
WTT- Want to trade
WTS- Want to sell
ISO- In search of

 

OLDER PINNED POST ARCHIVE

Welcome and thanks for being part of the group. Just some details about me and my tops.

1) I do not have a list. I have a full time job and don’t want another one so I make designs I want to make and then offer them to the group.

2) I do not currently use exotic materials and don’t plan to at this point. I use a lot of Stainless Steel, Copper, Bronze, Brass and Aluminum. Due the the machines I have at my disposal I want the machining the be showcased, not the material.

3) I NEVER repeat a design. I usually make quantities of 30-150pcs of varying material combinations and once they are sold, they are gone for good.

4) Sometimes I will offer SUS’s and others will be first come first serve. I take Paypal and ship through USPS.

5) I let my kids on here. They are young. Please keep it clean. No vulgar language or pictures or I will delete them. Thank you for understanding.

6) No auctions allowed without prior approval from me. I am not a fan of them but I will do them occasionally for a special item or for a good cause.

Feel free to post as much as you like. Please keep it clean as my kids are on my page looking at all the tops. Feel free to sell or trade here. If you have any questions just let me know and thank you so much for your interest in my designs. I love doing this 😀 -Rich-

Looking for a spin base/concave mirror? There are several options but the easiest is a 3x magnification mirror from your local department store. They are about $5.