November 2017 News

I got a favor to ask! Can anyone that has won a top from BilletSPIN please respond. Could be an gaw, SUS, scavenger hunt etc. Please only respond if you have been one of those people. Normally I love joking around but this is not one of those times. If you don’t want to reply, I understand. If you have and are ok with responding, reply “yes”. I just want to see how many people total have won tops from BilletSPIN. I know, weird but I really appreciate it!

Thank you all, I really appreciate you sharing!!

11/6/17

Well I have not had to do one of these in a very long time. Unfortunately it is needed since there are some people in the top community that feel the need to create drama and negativity. This is not present in this group and for that, I thank you all soooooo much. Folks we have enough garbage in our lives so I try my hardest to keep that stuff out as I know none of you want that. We come here to share this wonderful passion for this hobby we all love. We also hear of people going through hard times or struggles and we try to encourage and uplift them. That is what “community” is all about.

My advice to all: if you are part of a group that seems to have a lot of drama and negativity and it gets to you, leave. Sooner or later you will be affected. Focus on the things and places that bring you joy, after all that is what a hobby should do. I have left many of groups due to this reason and out of sight, out of mind is a very wonderful thing.

Just know that the extreme majority of people in this community are wonderful caring people.

With this said, if there is anything we at BilletSPIN do that upsets you or you don’t understand, message me. I will do my best to explain it. If at that point you are still upset, feel free to post it to get others opinions. I am no perfect and make my share of mistakes. Constructive feedback has molded BilletSPIN into what it is today. My request is that you come to me first to understand my reasons.

I know that this post in of itself is drama but with some of the things going on lately and the overwhelming number of messages I have had this weekend I thought I better say something. If you are reading this and have no idea what I am talking about, you are doing it right 🙂

SO, today is a new day! Lets make it awesome. Lets finish this year focusing on what got you into tops and the love you have for them. Lets remember all the good this community has and the amazing things we have accomplished together as a family.

Have a great week,
Rich


We are very close on Billetspin first carrying cases and those crystal Top stands I posted a few weeks ago! Got the dammy Thrusts tomorrow and the wheels are working on future stuff  🙂 tomorrow I start on Brian’s sight unseen auction top and then the special GTG combo. After a long weekend, things are rollin!! Yooze all have a wonderful night and just know things are gettin crazy up in here!

11/8/17

BilletSPIN Tops Update:

Couple of my main goals for 2017 was to offer more exotic materials and to offer different finishing. It seemed like a great plan and it sure was a great learning experience. There were unforeseen consequences though which have made me reconsider these goals for 2018.

BilletSPIN’s mantra back in 2015 was to make the coolest tops we could out of standard materials. That allowed us to focus more on design complexity rather than materials. We are going to focus more on this as we move into 2018. I LOVE exotics and we will always offer some but not nearly to the extent we currently do. I feel like my hands are tied because I try hard to keep certain price points. Exotics just cost a ton of money so the machining has to be reduced in order to keep the prices reasonable.

So what does this mean? Well I want to be totally honest here. It means that we will be upping the complexity overall to our designs to focus on machining rather than materials. Prices will be effected on those designs but will still be under the prices we have been selling the majority of the exotics for. Using standard materials will not handcuff us on quantities. This means everyone should have a great opportunity to buy these. This also means fewer designs overall with more quantities of each design.

In addition to the standard Stainless Steel, Bronze, Copper and brass, we will be using a lot of zirc and titanium. The reason is the material is easier to get in large quantities and it offer’s a ton of variety in colors we can generate. We will still be offering different finishes on all these materials.

The Thrust will finish as planned using all the materials I have posted. This change will go into effect AFTER the Thrust is retired.

Due to Sue and I going on a vacation in December, it is not looking good for a Christmas top this year. I apologize for that 🙁

THANK YOU all for your continued support of BilletSPIN. I am GREATLY looking forward to taking designing to another level. Have a wonderful day,

Rich Stadler

 

October 2017 News

Billetspin gtg Florida contact Sue Stadler for more details!

10/7/17

Florida get-together: here’s the plan so far.
We will be staying at the Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside. The get together would be in the evening on Dec 1st at the bar/restaurant unless we have a lot of people let me know they are going (not expecting that) where I would need to find more room. As of now I have two people who have messaged me they would be there.
I would love to meet many of you and we may have something special there too, no guarantees yet though. So I need to know whom might be there so I have a head count. I know it’s still several weeks off but I like to get things planned. If you don’t want to message me just reply “In” and I’ll know you are interested.
Thanks and happy spinning, Sue

 

10/13/17

Insomnia live vid. This is how I take pics and vids. If you are interested in the camera and lighting I use, check this out. Sorry for the quiet voice, family was sleeping.

10/24/17

This is just the tip of the iceberg

10/25/17

So these guys are taking some BilletSPIN stuff to SEMA along with their insane truck to show off. If anyone is going to the show, look them up and say hi! What an awesome gesture on their parts and a great exposure opportunity for BilletSPIN!


Folks I got a gift today that is just amazing. I can’t wait to post pics of it tomorrow!! I think yooze are going to want to get one (or a hundred) of these. Absolutely stunning

Brace yourselves, you are about to see him post a pic of it (them)

This is insane

Just wait 🙂 I am so pumped! I have no ties with this product but it’s a must have

Ok all check this out! See the replies for more pics! These are just amazing!!! I have no ties with the guy that makes these but I would love to sell them on the billetspin site but it would probably be easiest to buy direct from him. I will give you more details as I get them!

10/28/17

So Ella (my youngest daughter) and I wanted to go make something today and decided to make some whistles. Once we got a functional design, she tweaked them to look cooler. They are loud lol. They are not for sale, they are hers and I hope they remind her of the time we spent together today!

Proud daddy

10/30/17

GAW, Ella’s Prototype whistle. It will come with a COA with her signature from BilletSPIN. It is plain SS and plain as we needed to prove out the whistle before using high end materials. Anyone that contributed to one or both of Lindsey’s waffles gets two entries and everyone else gets one.
To enter just reply with a feel good picture, meme or gif. I will draw the winner tomorrow.

10/31/17

Ella and I will be doing a live video together tonight where she picks the winner of the whistle GAW. Lets plan on 4pm central unless Sue Stadlersays otherwise… 😛

iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittttttttttttsssssssssssssss Ella! GAW winner will be announced here!

September 2017 News

Check it out!

EDC Documentary


Not going to lie, this was a rough one. Some days I really don’t enjoy Facebook. One thing Billetspin has taught me is that there are a lot of people in the world with the best of intentions that have differing opinions. Sometimes we forget the first part of that.

I just want to thank you all for continuing to make this group drama free. Focusing on what this group is all about and getting to know each other through this hobby. I hope you all can focus on the positives and have yourself a absolutely wonderful night.

I appreciate the messages, nothing top related, my news feed was just depressing is all. I don’t to bring that discussion here so I will just leave it at that but I am sure 99% of you had the same stuff on yours  🙁

9/27/17

PLEASE READ! Just a reminder (as much as I love you all) Lindsey Wissing handles all shipping and shipping related questions/issues. Rich N Sue Stadler handles all other Customer service. I (Rich Stadler) handle none of that so if you message me I wont be able to be much help. Thanks!

10/1/17

Turn your volume down. How do you spin?

Thrust Picture Gallery

SS/black timascus/SS

Timascus/Spiro/SS

Damasteel/Zirc/SS

3 color mokume/Glow/SS

Zirc/Carboquartz/Zirc

SS/SC/SS – 3CM/Glow/SS

Zirc/Carboquartz/Zr – Carboquartz/Zirc/Zirc

SS/Cu/Br – Br/Cu/Br

SS Thrust Combo #1 Wire wheel finish outer/Bead blasted inner with machined finish stem. Ball side has machine finished outer and bead blasted stem.

SS Thrust Combo #2 Bead blasted outer/wire wheel finish inner with bead blasted stem. Ball side has bead blasted outer and machine finish stem

SS Thrust Combo #3 polished finish on all components, front and back

SS Thrust Combo #4 Buffed finish on outside of outer collar, all other surfaces are machine finish

Bluetongue damasteel/Titanium/Titanium

 

Damasteel/Superconductor/SS

SS/Cu/SS

Official Thrust Info and Combos

Official Thrust information post:

-1.24″
-carbide bearing ball
-spin times of 6-10 minutes
-3 piece top
(TUNGSTEN WILL NOT BE USED ON THE THRUST)

The first combo sold will be SS/black timascus/SS. It will be sold at www.billetSPIN.com on 9/14 at noon central. Price will be $275 plus shipping. The SS will be polished as seen in the pictures below!

We will try to have DHL as an option for international shipping. It would be $35 but provide full tracking, delivery to your door and 7 day max delivery. USPS will still be an option for $15 international. Domestic will be $5 and shipped USPS.

The Thrust will be sold like the Matrix in that we sell a new material combo once a week or so. Once the sale is over, we never offer that combo again. Due to the fact we don’t have many of the materials yet, I cannot make a chart but here is a ROUGH combo list! This list is subject to CHANGE! I don’t have pricing at this point other than standard combo’s will be $150 plus shipping.

1) SS/Black Timascus/SS
2) Polished SS/polished SS/polished SS
3) Flamed VF mokume/polished Copper/machined finish Bronze
4) Bronze/Copper/Bronze
5) Polished and flamed damasteel/titanium/blue electro anodized titanium
6) Copper/SS/Copper
7) Timascus/twist Damascus/titanium
8) SS/copper/SS
9) Blurple electro anodized titanium/spiro dammy/polished SS
10) Copper/bronze/copper
11) Polished and flamed Zirc/ polished 3 color mokume/copper
13) SS/Copper/Bronze
14) Polished and flamed Timascus/polished and flamed zirc/polished and flamed zirc
15) Bronze/SS/Bronze
16) Polished flamed zirc/carboquartz/polished flamed zirc
17) Polished SS/Superconductor/Copper

Here is an overview of the Thrust!

#1 SS/Black Timascus/SS
$275
1.24″ Diameter
1/8″ Carbide Bearing
51g
Release on 9/14/17 noon CST
***SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

BilletSPIN Thrust all Stainless Steel versions are launching this Tuesday (9/19) at noon central on www.billetspin.com in limited quantities. There will be four different models with varying finishes.

-Combo #1 Wire wheel finish outer/Bead blasted inner with machined finish stem. Ball side has machine finished outer and bead blasted stem

-Combo #2 Bead blasted outer/wire wheel finish inner with bead blasted stem. Ball side has bead blasted outer and machine finish stem

-Combo #3 polished finish on all components, front and back

-Combo #4 Buffed finish on outside of outer collar, all other surfaces are machine finish

Each combo is $150 plus $5 domestic and $15 international ($35 DHL optional with 7 day delivery for international buyers). These will begin shipping on 9/21.

-1.24″ in diameter
-1/8″ carbide bearing ball
-approximately 63g
-no limit on how many you can buy


#2.1 SS Thrust Combo #1 Wire wheel finish outer/Bead blasted inner with machined finish stem. Ball side has machine finished outer and bead blasted stem.
$150
1.24″ Diameter
1/8″ Carbide Bearing
~63g
Release on 9/19/17 noon CST
***SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#2.2 SS Thrust Combo #2 Bead blasted outer/wire wheel finish inner with bead blasted stem. Ball side has bead blasted outer and machine finish stem
$150
~63g
Release on 9/19/17 noon CST
***SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#2.3 SS Thrust Combo #3 polished finish on all components, front and back
$150
~63g
Release on 9/19/17 noon CST
***SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#2.4 SS Thrust Combo #4 Buffed finish on outside of outer collar, all other surfaces are machine finish
$150
~63g
Release on 9/19/17 noon CST
***SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#3 Bead Blasted 3 color Mokume/Glow/Machined finish Stainless Steel
$250
43g
Release on 9/26 at noon central
***SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#4 Bluetongue damasteel/Anodized Titanium/wire wheel finish titanium stem with anodized ball side.
$290
44g
Release on 9/29 at noon central. Shipping will begin on October 2nd.
***SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#5.1 Wire wheel Br/Bead blast Cu/Wire wheel Br
$150
63g
Release on 10/4 at noon central.
**SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#5.2 Polished Br/Wire wheel Cu/Polished Br
$150
63g
Release on 10/4 at noon central.
**SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#6.1 Wire wheel SS/Flamed Copper/Wire wheel SS
$160
Release on 10/11 at noon central.
**SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#6.2 Polished SS/Wire wheel Copper/Polished SS
$150
Release on 10/11 at noon central.
**SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#6.3 Wire wheel SS/Wire wheel Copper/Wire wheel SS
$150
Release on 10/11 at noon central.
**SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#7.1 Damasteel/SC/SS
$325
55g
Release on 10/17 at noon central
**SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#7.2 Damasteel/SC/Flamed SS
$325
55g
Release on 10/17 at noon central
**SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#8.1 Ti/SS/Ti
$230
41g
Release on 10/20 at noon central
**SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#8.2 Ti/Ti/SS
$230
44g
Release on 10/20 at noon central
**SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#9.1 Polished Zirc/ Wide Carboquartz/ Polished Zirc
$325
36g
Release on 10/27 at noon central
**SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#9.2 Wire Wheel Zirc/Narrow Carboquartz/Wire Wheel Zirc
$325
36g
Release on 10/27 at noon central
**SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#9.3 Polished Zirc/Narrow Carboquartz/Polished Zirc
$325
36g
Release on 10/27 at noon central
**SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#10.1 Br/SS/Cu
$150
Release on 11/2 at noon central
**SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#10.2 Br/Cu/SS
$150
Release on 11/2 at noon central
**SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#10.3 SS/Cu/Br
$150
Release on 11/2 at noon central
**SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#10.4 SS/Br/Cu
$150
Release on 11/2 at noon central
**SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#10.5 Cu/SS/Br
$150
Release on 11/2 at noon central
**SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#10.6 Cu/Br/SS
$150
Release on 11/2 at noon central
**SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#11.1 SS/Spiro Damascus/SS
$225
59g
Release on 11/7 at noon central
**SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#11.2 SS/Reptilian Damascus/SS
$225
59g
Release on 11/7 at noon central
**SOLD OUT AND DISCONTINUED***

#12.1 Polished Bronze/bead blasted 3 color mokume/polished bronze
$225
-68g
Release on 11/10 at noon central

#12.1 Polished Copper/bead blasted 2 color mokume/polished Stainless Steel
$225
-65g
Release on 11/10 at noon central

Top #40 “Thrust”

I am going to call it right now…ya know because I am so excited… I always love my job but sometimes I really love it. I am going to vent with ya here cause yooze all my peeps. I have been in a designing funk since the Spark. Just no motivation or inspiration etc. Well last week I looked over at my beautiful wife’s face and the clouds opened. I saw it clearly. It was begging to be made and for a few hours you could not tear me away from my computer. The assembly will be tricky so I had to rough draw this one out plus I needed some lengths for all the material I needed to order.

This one will have ZERO milling. It will utilize some materials you have not seen before. Three pieces with a decent spin time (10 minutes). The design will be like nothing I have seen before. In fact I have no idea where the actual pattern/theme came from. It should be very conducive to showing off exotic materials.

So here is the call. The first material combo will be released on 9/12 (Sept 12). Prices will be inline with other 3 piece tops. The name… “The Orchid”.

PS-anyone that knows me well enough knows this might all change in a few hours so take it all with a grain of salt 

8/29/17

Prototyping starts tomorrow. This one will take a while. I will post some teaser pics once I get to a good point. Wish me luck…

8/30/17

Getting the prototype machines set up now. Here is the rough drawing so I got something to start with. The ball side is only drawn on the top portion so disregard the lower section on the ball side. I am sure there will be plenty of changes as I go but it is a great starting point!

For those that have a hard time seeing it, this is sort of what it will look like from the grip side

Great progress, loving it so far but got a long ways to go!!

yup, orchid is not going to work on this one lol

once the stem is in this, it is going to be sick. Might pull an all nighter lol

it is hollowed out so much I think the CG will be low enough it should be a pretty easy spinner. I will mainly be using titanium stems for this one hopefully

Size comparison

The stem sucks but you get the idea. This is a ROUGH ROUGH prototype but wanted to show some progress!

when I am done with this stem…I was going to go home but BACK to the machine!

Heading home to take some pics. Done for the day! Give me 45 minutes

Prototype: This is not done but wanted you to see where it is at. MANY changes to be made and yes, the grip is milled. When I say no milling, I assume you know the grip will 99.9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999% of the time will be milled  As of now, NOTHING is set in stone for this top and the bottom is not done. I think that should cover it. Enjoy the pics!

The proto’s will be going in the garbage…

I like it but dont love it. It will be tweaked

the tip does not fit the design. The wheels are turning and will turn all night. Just the process, takes time

Got a great idea for the stem. Not going to sleep well tonight lol

my man!! Can you imagine?! Perfect shape for exotics 

68g as it sits. This will be a big heavy top!

Should finish around 60

Threw up in my mouth when I looked at the end of the stem again 😛 I got a great plan to really tie this into the design. It will get a little longer. Been wanting to do this style long stem for quite a while. Well off to work to get a jump on it! Wish me luck!

Last one for now

8/31/17

Bottom needs more tweaking as does the grip diameter but we are getting closer

I guess we know who wears the pants in this group…

Wanis Naguib Looks like it’s Andrea Whitlock

Winner

Wanis Naguib you won a proto

proto’s are not in mint condition but better than nothing!

Contact Rich N Sue Stadler to set up shipping! Thanks Wanis!

timing a spin now. was getting just over 8 with the longer stem, I am guessing 9 now

I thought so too and tried it first. Just a big top so the unbroken up area did not look right. I love this bottom though but it will be slightly different in the final version due to assembly

Ok all, I have given you enough teasers on the next top. I hope you enjoyed the progress pics. We are still a long ways off and cannot go full production until the Sparks are done. I will not be showing anymore so you can be surprised by the final version. Thanks for joining me on the ride, its always an adventure. I will provide details as I firm them up. Right now, nothing is firm.

Anyways, have yourself a wonderful rest of your week!

9/6/17

Too excited to wait to take pics in the studio

it is always a process, I just dont show it on most designs

So glad you like it!

1.24″

Little spin video

WOW FB sucks. I will get better later

Name suggestions for the new top?

Nate McFarlane How about “Iris”?

It combines the flower idea you originally had (orchid) with with the fact that it also looks like an eye.


Information post:

Sparks- Started shipping today.

Triskelions- I have three material combo’s. Two are standard and will be sold together and one is exotic which will be sold by itself. The standards will be sold 9/12 and the exotic at a later date. I will be posting pics and vids up today of the standards.

Iris- This is the name of the new top. The sales of this top will be different as I have a bunch of special materials coming for it but it will take almost 2 months for all of it to get here. The special materials I am ‘hoping” to get are:
-Special Timascus Patterns
-Carboquartz

The carboquartz is ordered and AKS is testing some new patterns but I will not know for sure for a while yet.

I plan on selling these Matrix style but I will not be able to provide as detailed of a chart without the materials being here. I plan on releasing the 1st Iris combo within the next two weeks. Prices will be similar to the K2 ($150 plus shipping for standard materials). Exotics will be slightly more depending on how they are arranged as the inner disc is quite tall and requires a lot of material.

I will post more as I get more info. At this time, this is all I know. Thanks all!!


Some outside shots of the Thrust. That is black timascus in case anyone was wondering.

Video uploading now!

Carboquartz! Quite the crazy stuff but nooooooot cheap. Used in high end watches and knives

Yup, it’s on the lighter side

I would guess a smidge lighter than Ti

You all can thank Patrick Olsen for the tip on this material! Never would have happened without him!

Jim Skelton As you can see from the stickers on my two pieces, it’s extremely expensive. James from CarboQuartz spent nearly a year negotiating to be able to buy and use this material. Until this, it only existed in the watch industry because it’s made exclusively for Richard Mille. They make cases from it on watches that cost $130,000+. Only one autoclave in the world is making it.

Here’s the breakdown:

TPT, which stands for thin ply technology, is a method for making ultra-thin unidirectional strand sheets of carbon fibers. The sheets aren’t just fibers however, they are “tapes” that are pre-impregnated (“prepreg”) with resin for more accurate and controllable application in use.

The resin is the material that works like a glue to hold the carbon fibers together; when placed under heat and pressure the resin flows between all the fibers and finally hardens to create the solid carbon fiber material we are familiar with.

The TPT carbon tapes used in Richard Mille cases have layers that are, on average, around 45 microns thin, or just under two-thousandths of an inch (.002”). Moving on to TPT Quartz, the construction is the same, only it is composed not of carbon fibers, but of fused quartz fibers. These fibers start out life as purified ground quartz crystals. These crystals are fused with heat and pressure to create fused quartz rods. These rods are then drawn (pulled and squished) under an oxy-hydrogen flame to create extremely long continuous fibers of fused quartz.

North Thin Ply Technologies developed the TPT Quartz in collaboration with Saint-Gobain Quartz, who supplied the Quartzel™ 9- or 4-micron quartz fiber filament (which is thinner than human hair); Reichhold, suppliers of ADVALITE™, a monomer-free vinyl hybrid resin; and, of course, Richard Mille, who led design and validation for the new process. The result was the world’s first thin-ply quartz fiber prepreg material, which immediately won the JEC World 2016 Innovation Award.

Billetspin Thrust video!

I have learned a few very interesting things from making tops. If it was up to me I wouldn’t name any of them but people really care about the names. Never really understood that and that is probably why I suck at naming them 😛

I wish I could make a chart. If you have a specific material you might be interested in, I can guess at what the combo will be but don’t hold me to it

I have to do some math. This combo would be around $250

My bad, there is a top already named Iris so I am switching it to Thrust. I will change it is all the other places, sorry for the inconvenience!

I will refer to it as Thrust so everyone knows which top I am talking about but you all can refer to it with any name you like! 🙂

9/7/17

Official Thrust information post:

-1.24″
-carbide bearing ball
-spin times of 6-10 minutes
-3 piece top
(TUNGSTEN WILL NOT BE USED ON THE THRUST)

The first combo sold will be SS/black timascus/SS. It will be sold at www.billetSPIN.com on 9/14 at noon central. Price will be $275 plus shipping. The SS will be polished as seen in the pictures below!

We will try to have DHL as an option for international shipping. It would be $35 but provide full tracking, delivery to your door and 7 day max delivery. USPS will still be an option for $15 international. Domestic will be $5 and shipped USPS.

The Thrust will be sold like the Matrix in that we sell a new material combo once a week or so. Once the sale is over, we never offer that combo again. Due to the fact we don’t have many of the materials yet, I cannot make a chart but here is a ROUGH combo list! This list is subject to CHANGE! I don’t have pricing at this point other than standard combo’s will be $150 plus shipping.

1) SS/Black Timascus/SS
2) Polished SS/polished SS/polished SS
3) Flamed VF mokume/polished Copper/machined finish Bronze
4) Bronze/Copper/Bronze
5) Polished and flamed damasteel/titanium/blue electro anodized titanium
6) Copper/SS/Copper
7) Timascus/twist Damascus/titanium
8) SS/copper/SS
9) Blurple electro anodized titanium/spiro dammy/polished SS
10) Copper/bronze/copper
11) Polished and flamed Zirc/ polished 3 color mokume/copper
13) SS/Copper/Bronze
14) Polished and flamed Timascus/polished and flamed zirc/polished and flamed zirc
15) Bronze/SS/Bronze
16) Polished flamed zirc/carboquartz/polished flamed zirc
17) Polished SS/Superconductor/Copper

Here is an overview of the Thrust!

Superconductor is ordered for the inner disc of the Thrust. Oh an not just one filament pattern either 🙂

Some damasteel for the outer collar just showed up. We will try flaming this like we did on the matrix.

We also just got news we might be getting some very special SS Damascus in.

You will definitely get to see some crazy materials for this top!!


Rare Timascus pattern. I have had this bar for a while now and made a Matrix from it but think this is a good top to use the rest of the bar on. This is not the special stuff I had mentioned before, that is not here yet! Fun stuff 

it is a pattern you have not seen before. Looks like a huge plus sign

Got questions? Let’s talk(click to watch in FB)

I probably don’t do this enough but I think I am going to make myself my own one off top tomorrow. Really digging this design.

Damasteel/black Timascus/zirc sounds cool

Just for me to keep

9/8/17

Just playing with some 3 color mokume

this is a very light bead blast finish. Really love how it brings out the contrast!

I am thinking this with a machine finished stem. Thoughts?

just looking for feedback

good or bad

Having fun now! This wont be an option as I think it is too much -mascus but we are getting close!

finishing mine now! This will be awesome

My personal Thrust!

9/9/17

Edit: comments are closed, like your favorite suggestion and I will pick the winner next week!

Thrust combo suggestions. One suggestion per person. I don’t have everything but I will have a lot. So here is how this is going to work, I will be shutting comments off for this post once we got a decent amount of suggestions. The combo that is actually possible to make, that has the most likes will get made.

Too many materials for me to list but DO NOT use Tungsten as your suggestion as it won’t happen and will just cause someone else to lose a spot.

List top materials from outer to inner

 

ok, looks like Black Timascus/Flamed Copper/Zirc is the winner. I do not have black timascus for the outer and not sure I can get it. If not, Zirc/black Timascus/Zirc but I dont have any black timascus for the inner. I will see waht I can do and keep you all posted!

9/11/17

Which would spin longer, brass Spark or solid Tungsten Spark?

I have talked about this a lot to try to educate. Well I made 2 tungsten Sparks and guess what?! The brass spins longer. Why? Well because the grip diameter is made for the weight of brass/SS/copper and not Tungsten. I am averaging 30 seconds more on the brass. This effect would be magnified on the Thrust as it is a much bigger top. Just thought some of you would find it interesting. I made these tops as I was contacted by a teacher that wanted to show this to his students. Not for sale 

Due to the fact there will not be a chart, I plan on taking pics of some combo’s so you can get an idea of what the different materials look like on the various components. Here are a few for you to enjoy. Please keep in mind, these are proto’s. This means the finishes and colors should be as good or better in the actual final versions. Hope that makes sense!

9/12/17

Thrust update  🙂

This is on its way…and others… 

that is not basketweave. Close but different

this stuff is brand new so not sure if it has names

super fine 2 alloy twist is one of the other ones coming

Please read: I apologize. When we try new things, unexpected circumstances arise. The cost of these new Timascus patterns are substantially more than the standard patterns. Due to this, I will not be ordering as much so the combos that use it will be much much more limited in order to help justify the added cost.

I will try to get more of the standard patterns so it is more attainable to the masses.

I apologize. This happens when I try to keep everyone posted and I jumped the gun on this one. I hope you understand!

9/13/17

All polished SS 🙂 combo #2!

Got some Black Timascus that is a little out of balance so I am going to use them as top/sphere stands instead.

These will be $50 plus shipping and sold on the website during tomorrow launch. Looks like I will have about 25 of them

Who is ready for tomorrow…

Sneak peek at combo #3 of the Thrust. Bead blasted 3 color mokume/glow/SS. $250 plus shipping sold on www.billetspin.com at a soon to be announced date and time. Let me know if you have any questions.

9/14/17

Stem samples

Carboquartz 

this one is dead smooth. I don’t foresee an issue with it at all but you never know until we get more into it

around $325

I was on there RIGHT at noon and still did not get one post. WHY ON EARTH did you not make more Rich??!! This is not fair etc.

If this is you, this post is for you. My only excuse is I did make all the material I had. I appreciate your interest in BilletSPIN and there will be a lot of other cool combos! Have a great day,

Rich

2 minutes

here we go!!

stands gone

tops almost gone

SOLD OUT, THANK YOU! Great way to start off this design!! We will begin shipping right away!! You rock. I will continue to proto the new combo’s and try to get as many pics as possible. So much to do and so little time

We are going to do something new for #2 all SS. I am going to do 5 all SS with varying finishes on the components. Flaming will definitely not be happening as I am getting away from flamed SS due to issues. I will hopefully have all 5 versions tonight.

All #1 tops and stands have shipped 🙂 We are not messing around!!

Well not going to get all the #2 protos done tonight. Daughter is not feeling good so I got to stay home and hang out with her. Sorry! Tomorrow, I promise

9/15/17

SS versions are done. There are 4 total. Pics coming later. Did a few other combos as well.

The 4 horsemen. All SS with varying finishes. These will all $150 each plus shipping and sold on 9/19 at www.billetspin.com at noon central. Limited quantities and once gone, they will never be offered again!

Please reply with your favorite. 1-4 left to right

1 has wire wheel finish and blasted finish as does 2. 3 is polished and 4 is buffed outer with machine finish on the rest

more pics of random combos. These are just so you can see what these materials look like!

Some more standard material combos

Notice the two different finishes on the copper inners

Quick live video to talk about #2…(click to view in FB)

9/16/17

Good morning you beautiful people

9/17/17

SS Thrust Combo #1 Wire wheel finish outer/Bead blasted inner with machined finish stem. Ball side has machine finished outer and bead blasted stem.

SS Thrust Combo #2 Bead blasted outer/wire wheel finish inner with bead blasted stem. Ball side has bead blasted outer and machine finish stem

SS Thrust Combo #3 polished finish on all components, front and back

SS Thrust Combo #4 Buffed finish on outside of outer collar, all other surfaces are machine finish

9/18/17

BilletSPIN Thrust all Stainless Steel versions are launching this Tuesday (9/19) at noon central on www.billetspin.com in limited quantities. There will be four different models with varying finishes.

-Combo #1 Wire wheel finish outer/Bead blasted inner with machined finish stem. Ball side has machine finished outer and bead blasted stem

-Combo #2 Bead blasted outer/wire wheel finish inner with bead blasted stem. Ball side has bead blasted outer and machine finish stem

-Combo #3 polished finish on all components, front and back

-Combo #4 Buffed finish on outside of outer collar, all other surfaces are machine finish

Each combo is $150 plus $5 domestic and $15 international ($35 DHL optional with 7 day delivery for international buyers). These will begin shipping on 9/21.

-1.24″ in diameter
-1/8″ carbide bearing ball
-approximately 63g
-no limit on how many you can buy

9/19/17

#2 Thrust will start shipping on Thursday! International peeps dont forget that sweet DHL shipping option we added!

SOLD OUT!! Yowza!! Yooze are just to freaking awesome. THANK YOU for the amazing support. Just awesome. We will get crack-a-lackin on finishing these right away! Cant wait to see which was the most popular!

Ok, I hear talk of cart sniping. As far as I know, all 4 were open for 12 minutes. If that was not the case for you, comment below. I will sell you what you wanted. Just respond below with what you wanted to order and Rich N Sue Stadler will contact you tomorrow for payment and shipping info. I apologize for any issues and once again, thanks for the support.
Please just keep this to those that missed out due to the glitch

I will let our following pick #4!

BilletSPIN Thrust Combo #3 Bead Blasted 3 color Mokume/Glow/Machined finish Stainless Steel! $250 plus shipping. Going live on www.billetspin.comon 9/26 at noon central. Could take up to 10 days to ship as we are waiting on more glow material.
-1.24″
-43g
-1/8″ carbide bearing ball

BilletSPIN Thrust Combo #4 Bluetongue damasteel/Anodized Titanium/wire wheel finish titanium stem with anodized ball side. $290 plus shipping. Going live on www.billetspin.com on 9/29 at noon central. Shipping will begin on October 2nd.
-1.24″
-44g
-1/8″ carbide bearing ball

9/25/17

So all of combo #2 have shipped and we are set for the #3 release tomorrow. We should have all of those shipped this week! #4 will be released on Friday and those should be shipped early next week!

9/26/17

Best of luck to you all, if you did not get one or got cart sniped, this post is for you.

25 left

Well looks like it was a good idea to get more glow in! We are dwindling now so if you want a #3 Thrust, now is the time. I am heading to lunch, thank you for the amazing support! These will start shipping tomorrow!!

Here it is  🙂 The video for #4 Damasteel/Titanium/Titanium $290 plus shipping 9/29 www.billetspin.com noon central limited quantities

9/27/17

GAW time, I got a one off Thrust. To win it you just need to share this project and reply to this post with where you shared it. Each social media outlet or website/forum counts as one entry. This is a very cool project so let’s help get the word out! I will end this next week and draw the winner then

EDC Documentary

9/28/17

This damasteel top is giving me fits. BRUTAL! Wish me luck, this top making stuff is not as easy as it looks!!

Has to be in the material, we have everything dead true. We can run a standard and its DT smooth. Not good

Getting 40% good right now

unfortunately this one can’t be solved without balancing material. I guess I will make stands from the bad ones at a later date. The issue is there will not be many of these available tomorrow now. I could honestly vomit.

37 good out of 115. I have no words right now. Sick just does not describe it

You want feel my pain? (click to view in FB)

10/2/17

Good morning you all! Quick update, #4 is done and over. We will be attempting to save the wobbly outers but no plans as of yet.

I have the #5 Thrust in two different bronze/copper/bronze finish variations. We will be offering these on Wednesday in limited quantities. We will also be selling some spin bases and the Zirc/timascus Triskelion.

www.billetspin.com at noon central.

I will be doing a video for them today and they spin fantastic  😀

 

Should Aaron Jordan be able to pick the Super Conductor Thrust combo?
For fun I am going to leave up the add your own options. Keep it clean  😛


Official info post about October 4th release! Here is what will be going up for sale on www.billetspin.com at noon central:
-Gen 2 and 3 spin bases in Green, amber, blue and white $90
-Bronze/copper/bronze Thrusts in 2 finish variations $150
-Zirc/timascus/zirc Triskelions $300
-Zirc/Zirc/polished SS Matrix $350
Shipping will be $5 domestic and $15 international USPS or $35 DHL

10/3/17

Please watch video first!!!!!

I can use the superconductor to somewhat balance the damasteel. It will still flutter but will be much better than superconductor in a regular combo. This inner disc shape is different to show off the superconductor more. I will only use this shape when I use a superconductor inner disc. Thoughts?

Hmmmm  😀 Thoughts?

10/4/17

PLEASE READ!! If you are planning on getting in on today’s noon central release, remember that the item/items are NOT yours until you complete checkout. Having them in your cart does NOT mean they are yours. All of the items today are limited so factor that in. Best of luck, let me know if you have any questions and have a great day!!

yooze got 7 minutes to prepare yourselves.

Zirc/timascus Triskelions still available along with green spin bases Gen 3. Everything else is sold out! THANK YOU ALL!!

10/6/17

Ummmmmmmflamed

Thrust update post. So I am trying to come up with a list but it is just impossible with the material logistics. Some materials are not here, getting pushed back or have some issues. Making others in advance is causing issues from patina. I will do my best to keep you all in the loop but as of right now the only ones I know for sure are the damasteel/Superconductor/SS and SS/Cu/SS. Those are the next two in either order. After that, I have no idea. I apologize for that but I just don’t see any way to create a list with this many variables. Thanks for your patience!
Rich

The standard material combo’s on the original list will happen, just dont know when. I am 99% sure of that

10/9/17

Just a heads up, SS/Cu/SS will be the next combo of the Thrust and will be released on Thursday of this week, noon central. Three variations, limited quantities. 2 will be $150 and the other will be $160. Shipping will be extra. Sold on www.billetspin.com. I will do pics and a video later today. Reid Branston
The combo after that will be damasteel/superconductor/SS in 2 variations. They will go up on www.billetspin.com on 10/16 at noon central. I will get pics and a vid up this coming friday of those. Price will be $325 plus shipping. Expect these to have a flutter to light wobble. They spin much better than I expected but I have balanced each one to the best of my abilities but are not perfect. These will be limited as well.

Hmmmmmmmmmm

Here is the video of the SS/cu/SS Thrusts!

10/11/17

More pics of tomorrow combo’s! Reid Branston

25 of each being sold
They are all made so shipping will be fast

10/12/17

Thoughts?

made some improvements, good pics coming later today!
not even sure they will be an official combo
I worked all day on them and have some good ideas

one hour peeps, these will start shipping today!

10/13/17

We have Combo #8 samples done! I will get pic later today. They will be released next Friday. 2 variations and they look pretty stinking cool :

I am thinking after the Thrust is done maybe making something crazy. Something Wraith level or beyond. Not to sell, just something to see what I can come up with. I am guessing this feeling will pass but I am due for something over the top. Something like 100 pcs with moving parts. Who knows

Thrust combo’s #7 and #8 information post!
Thrust #7 Damasteel/Superconductor/SS in 2 color variations.
-55g
-$325 plus shipping
-limited quantities
-www.billetspin.com on 10/17!!!
-expect flutter
-expect flamed colors to vary
Thrust #8 Titanium/SS/Titanium and Titanium/Titanium/SS
-41g & 44g
-$230 plus shipping
-limited quantities
www.billetspin.com on 10/20!!!
-expect titanium stem colors to vary
-expect outer collar and inner disc titanium colors to vary slightly

10/14/17

PLEASE NOTE, due to the extra time needed to balance combo #7 the release will be 10/17, NOT 10/16. Sorry for the inconvenience!!

10/16/17

these are all assembled and ready for tomorrow!

Update:
Combo #7 is still launching tomorrow (10/17) at noon central.
Combo #8 is launching on Friday (10/20) at noon central. We are also including the leftover Sparks and Torus in this launch. These were saved for CS and were not needed to we are selling them off. This is the absolute LAST of them so if you wanted a Torus or Spark, this is your last chance.
Sparks-$35
Torus-$75 & $90 (flamed)

10/17/17

Going to launch right now instead!!! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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JK, you got just under 3 hours

6 minutes!

sold out!!

Everything has shipped!

10/18/17

Having fun this morning

Zirc varies a tiny bit from batch to batch, this bar is extremely dark but we have several bars here

well…oh baby!
I think I got a new favorite
the vid of this does NOT do it justice 🙁
uploading same video here but FB will destroy it

Here is a future Thrust combo. No idea when or price yet

titanium stem

10/19/17

Here are some pics of the 2 carboquartz options coming late next week and the zir/timascus/ti version coming early november. Hope you like them and let me know if you have any questions. I will be doing an official post about the Carboquartz versions Monday.

Don’t forget these two are going live tomorrow noon www.billetspin.com$230 plus shipping! Thrust mania running wild 😛

REALLY curious to what you guys think of this next one! 15 minutes… I know this is a lot of info but I am doing the best I can so you all know what combo’s are coming since I could not supply a chart.
Modified Basketweave/Black Timascus/zirc…

video is uploading now… This top is very photogenic

Yup

You are looking at two of the most expensive exotic materials I know of other than precious metals. This will definitely be the most expensive of all the Thrusts. I will probably post the price at a later date once I get it figured out and ask how many people are interested. If enough still are I might do a SUS for this one. Might be the grand finale of the Thrusts.
meaning this will be a small run. I should have enough for about 25-30

Here are some pics of the Modified Basketweave Timascus/Black Timascus/Zirc. Notice the coloring of the zirc stem. Gavin called it oil slick and thats the best description. Hard to capture in the pics but looks really cool in person!

10/20/17

PLEASE READ: Due to cosmetic variations, I had to retake the picture of the Ti/SS/ti Thrust. This picture is a more accurate representation of what they will look like. So sorry for any trouble this causes. I want to make sure the pictures best represent the product.

Also, due to some major issues, we will not be shipping these until early next week. Once again, sorry for the delay.

Zirc/carboquartz/zirc is next. Looking like next Thursday or Friday. $325 plus shipping. I will post more details once I get them. We had a rough end of the week here so still doing damage control. Hope you all have a great weekend and thank you so much for the continued support!

Last time I promise! From left to right, which is your favorite?
I tried doing a poll but it would not let me add the picture. Sorry for deleting 🙁

 

#2 is obvious but I really thought 5 would get more love. Pictures really don’t do 5 justice and the white background is wrong for 2 but it’s hard to make that one look bad 😛

10/23/17

Well pleasant surprise after last week. We are finishing assembly of the Ti/SS combo’s that sold last week. These came out soooooooo good. The colors are just amazing. I will predict these will be one of the most sought after combo’s down the road. Congrats to those that scored them. They will start shipping today and finish shipping tomorrow!

Zirc/Carboquartz will go live this Friday. $325 plus shipping. The demand is large for these so this run will be larger. There will also be 3 variations now. Pics and video to come in a few days.

Just love these

WOW FB you really sucked the coolness from this video

ugh, pics too. How deflating

unreal how bad FB is. It is sooooo much brighter in person

I give up
its a very vibrant color, pretty much identical to the triskelions
let me try outside
Cloudy, I guess you will just have to be surprised

10/24/17

Carboquartz is coming

BilletSPIN Thrust Combo #9 Zirc/Carboquartz/Zirc
-10/27 noon central www.billetspin.com
-limited quantities
-$325 plus shipping
-3 variations
-1.24″ in diameter
-.125″ carbide bearing ball
-spin times from 6-10 minutes
-35g

10/26/17

Carboquartz versions are coming along great! We will be shipping them on 10/30!

10/27/17

THEY ARE LIVE!!

running low already, almost single digits on each combo


So I have 2 thrusts. Both same materials but different finishes. These are the only 2 that will be offered in this material combo. I have sort of a GCA that the proceed would go towards. Would you all like to see 2 auctions, 2 waffles or one of each? This will be happening today
post is up, thanks for the feedback!!


6 different tri-metal Thrusts are coming next week! Just a heads up with everything we got going on.


Lindsey Wissing is adopting a baby girl from India! Everything is approved and now they just wait for the call before they fly to India. Costs for this adoption are very high. Due to that, we are going to waffle 2 tops off over at

https://www.facebook.com/groups/333704123681338/

Entries will be $25. There will be two waffles. The first will start around 5pm central and run until 11am central tomorrow so international friends have a chance to enter. You can buy unlimited entries up until the deadline tomorrow morning. The second waffle will follow the first one. Payment will need to be made through paypal.

100% of the proceeds will go to Lindsey and her family.

Here are the pictures of the tops. Both spin very very well. Both are Modified Basketweave Timascus/timascus/zirc and will come with a COA.
If you have any questions, let me know!

Billetspin Lindsey Adoption GCA #1

PAYPAL (pay as you play): billetspin@tds.net

$25 per spot unlimited spots (x# however many spots you’d like)

THIS WILL RUN FROM NOW UNTIL TOMORROW 12 PM ET (11 AM CENTRAL).

Background (from Billetspin):

Lindsey Wissing is adopting a baby girl from India! Everything is approved and now they just wait for the call before they fly to India. Costs for this adoption are very high. Due to that, we are going to waffle 2 tops. This is for the first top You can buy unlimited entries up until the deadline tomorrow morning. Payment will need to be made through paypal.
100% of the proceeds will go to Lindsey and her family.

Top Description:

Modified Basketweave Timascus/timascus/ flamed zirc and will come with a COA.
Spins very well! Only 2 have been made and both look very different from each other.

Admin reserves the right to implement any discount method (if needed) including but not limited to mini games, dropping spots, discount spot price, etc.
We will randomize this once, and the first person at the top of the list wins this amazing piece!!
International Winner Pays Shipping
PayPal will be released when game is full
Friends and family with no comments
No e-checks are permitted
Pick your spots if someone already has that spot, you will pick again, you can get multiple spots
***When commenting to pick how many spots you’d like, please do not edit your posts at all. All further spots picked and edits must happen in a new comment to the main thread.

Congratulations Nate McFarlane!! Rich Stadler has sent you a pm. Thanks so much guys for your help and I am so glad we were able to help Lindsey out 🙂


Billetspin Thrust 2 of 2 Good Cause Waffle (Pay As You Pick)

$25/spot – Unlimited spots – Will end in 24 hours from the time of this post.
Format: First on first draw
Spots will be assigned sequentially, so you just need to comment how many spots you want; for example, X1 means you want 1 spot, X5 means you want 5 spots.

Descriptions: Lindsey Wissing is adopting a baby girl from India! Everything is approved and now they just wait for the call before they fly to India. Costs for this adoption are very high. This waffle is to help with the cost. The top spins very very well. Both are Modified Basketweave Timascus/timascus/zirc and will come with a COA.

We will randomize the list 1 time. First name at the top of the list wins the top
Friends and family only with no comments in the notes
No e-checks are permitted.

Congrats Yalcin K Ataman! Rich would reach out to you to arrange for the shipment! Cheers to everyone! Have a great Sunday.


Really surprised at the lack of pics of the titanium Thrusts. Let’s see some pics!! Would love to here feedback from the owners on those.

10/29/17

Speechless over your support for Lindsey and her family. She has a huge heart for going to the lengths she has to adopt this girl. I know your support will take so much pressure off of her and Ben. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Hopefully we have some pictures by the end of the year!!

10/31/17

Ladies and gentlemen, lovers of all things tri-metal, let me introduce you to the…………… VI

I will break down the individual tops in a bit but these are the 6 variations in these finishes that will be going up for sale this coming Thursday.

YOU GOT ONE HOUR UNTIL THESE ARE LIVE!!
Here are some more pics of the tri-metals. These finishes are what will come on them so what you see is what you will get! Let me know if you have any questions!
Edit: these are going up for sale on 11/2 at noon central. $150 plus shipping. The sale will be unlimited for 20 minutes. This will give everyone that’s wants them to be able to get what they want. Shipping will have a one week lead time

There will be a few more standards before the Thrust is done
it will be SS/br/SS
Polished copper is a huge pain. Just cleaning it after polishing scratches it
You got 1 hour! This sale will be 20 minutes long unlimited and we will fulfill all orders that are placed during that time. Once over, these will never be offered again!

11/1/17

I am going to try to make prototypes of all the remaining Thrust combo’s. If there is one you would like to see let me know now. PLEASE don’t go crazy here as the poll will only allow so many options. So if you don’t have one in particular, just vote on what has been suggested. Thanks!

zirc/zirc/zirc was already going to be happening

Check this out

I might try a different style of polishing on the inner disc of this one tomorrow and have it as another option for this combo. We are also trying a forced patina too on the mokume

11/2/17

Some future combos. I almost have all the rest of the Thrusts prototypes made! I will announce them once I get all of them done

Now there’s a Motley Crue!

11/3/17

OFFICIAL THRUST INFORMATION POST!! I reserve the right to add a few combo’s if I see fit but these will be offered in this order for these prices. Shipping will be $5 domestic and $15 international ($35 optional DHL for international orders). All will be sold on the website at noon central on the dates posted below. Dates are rough but we will try our hardest to meet them. All zirc outer diameters will be polished:
Thrust combo’s
11 11/7 $225
A) polished SS/Spiro dammy/polished SS stem both sides
😎 polished SS/Reptilian dammy/polished SS stem both sides
12 11/10 $225
a) Polished Bronze/bead blasted 3cm/polished Bronze stem both sides
b) Polished copper/2cm/polished SS stem both sides
13 11/14 Zirc/timascus/polished and specialty flamed titanium stem $300
14 11/17 $250
a) Zirc/Spiro dammy/polished SS stem both sides
b) Zirc/Reptilian dammy/polished SS stem both sides
15 11/21 Polished SS/Polished Bronze/polished SS both sides $150
16 11/24 $275
a) Zirc/Spiro dammy/polished zirc stem both sides
b) Zirc/Reptilian dammy/polished zirc stem both sides
17 11/28 Feather timascus/polished zirc/polished SS stem both sides $375
18 12/1 polished and flamed 3cm VF/wire wheel copper/polished zirc stem both sides $260
19 12/5 all polished zirc $225
20 12/8 Modified BW Timascus/black timascus/polished zirc stem both sides $475
Picture below has some of but not all of the combo’s and also has a couple combo’s that will not be available. Let me know if you have any questions

I have spiro coming to test with carboquartz but if it don’t look good I wont be using it. I just tried to make the most of what I had with the time I had available
Video of all the combos uploading to YT now!

Thrust Combo #11 SS/damascus/SS
-SS/Spiro/SS
-SS/reptilian/SS
-$225 plus shipping
-www.biletspin.com on 11/7 at noon central
-limited quantities
-59g

Here is your video of the remaining Thrust combo’s!

11/4/17

Sight unseen auction. I don’t have anything in mind. Let’s see how it goes. Going to see Thor. Auction ends when the movie is over. $5 minimum bid increment.

Brian Bowden 1100 Where is Rich to save me?!?!?

Over

Congrats Brian Bowden!! I will be in touch

11/6/17

We are very close on Billetspin first carrying cases and those crystal Top stands I posted a few weeks ago! Got the dammy Thrusts tomorrow and the wheels are working on future stuff  🙂 tomorrow I start on Brian’s sight unseen auction top and then the special GTG combo. After a long weekend, things are rollin!! Yooze all have a wonderful night and just know things are gettin crazy up in here!

Gettin er done!

Sisters!

We are very close on Billetspin first carrying cases and those crystal Top stands I posted a few weeks ago! Got the dammy Thrusts tomorrow and the wheels are working on future stuff  🙂 tomorrow I start on Brian’s sight unseen auction top and then the special GTG combo. After a long weekend, things are rollin!! Yooze all have a wonderful night and just know things are gettin crazy up in here!

11/7/17

Who wants a build posting on Brian’s sight unseen auction top?

Brian Bowden this ones for you!

Brian Bowden likes purple so I am going to redo the stem to bring out more purples. Then we have to machine the outer collar. I am plum out of modified basketweave so I will be using feather. The plan is to modify the bottom to really let this material shine. I am hoping to have the whole thing done in about 4 hours.

the crappy cell pics are not doing this one justice lol

The SS/dammy/SS Thrusts are live!
www.billetspin.com

Here are some pics of Brian’s top

Couple pics of this Friday’s offering. I will get pics of the 2CM tomorrow!

$225

Disco disco

I could do a lot better if I had more time. Tricky getting the light show on video

10/8/17

One last video with my baby  🙁

BilletSPIN Thrust Combo #12 going live at noon central this friday (11/10) in limited quantities! $225 plus shipping

Polished Bronze/bead blasted 3 color mokume/polished bronze
-68g

Polished Copper/bead blasted 2 color mokume/polished Stainless Steel
-65g

-1.24″ in diameter
-1/8″ carbide bearing ball
-spin times 6-10 minutes

 

August 2017 News

PLEASE READ: Having a hard time following all the pertinent BilletSPIN news? We have started utilizing the business page.

https://www.facebook.com/BilletSPINtops/

If you are like me, you have way to many groups already but the beauty of this is that you can see all the info without having to sift through community posts.

We will still be hanging out here to as you all make my days enjoyable!

You can also go to www.billetspin.com and subscribe to our newsletter. You will get emails about upcoming releases so you don’t miss out! Our Instagram account is BilletSPIN_Tops and be sure to check out our YouTube channel!

Anyways, if you have any questions let me know! Thanks as always for your support, your positive attitudes and for making this group drama free and just a fun place to hang out.

8/7/17

So sick of USPS. IN the last week we have found out they lost two wedding rings, a super conductor matrix and several other regular tops. We have no extra’s and my heart goes out to those that will not get their stuff. Refunds are the only option at this point. Makes me sick.

I am DONE with them. Shipping changes WILL be coming. I will do all that I can to keep the prices very reasonable.


BilletSPIN Suggestion post. I am not the kind of guy that likes to give unsolicited advice or opinions. If I don’t care for something, I keep it to myself unless I am asked. Well if you are like me (I know not all are ) this thread is for you! I will be totally honest, I have the next 3 months all planned and I don’t see that changing. Past that, I am wide open. I am not sure this will effect and future plans but trust me when I tell you that I do care about all of your opinions! So here is your shot. No offense will be taken. If you have a suggestion, I am listening. What would you like to see me do differently. What do you like/dislike.

Now here is the difficult part. If you are sensitive and easily offended, this post might not be for you. I really appreciate people sticking up for me when I or my designs get heavily/unfairly critiqued but in this case I am asking for it. This will only work if we can respect each others opinions even if you think the opinion expressed suck. Mods, any negative responses to opinions given need to be deleted. I got a crazy busy day tomorrow designing the K2 so please please please keep this thread clean and going in the right direction. If not, I will just delete the whole thing.

Have a great night!

Russ Martin Aaron Jordan Jonathon Brenner Evan Fletcher Lindsey Wissing

8/9/17

Swept out from under the machine

I threw away SOOOOOOOOOOOO many before. So glad the Nexus is over lol

you all want me to video the messages I got coming in right now lol. I should know better 

Better sit down and brace yourself lol

Let’s talk machining and scrap. You got questions here is your chance!(click to view in FB)

8/11/17

Big news! We just got more spin bases in so those will be going up on the website next week. Not sure of quantities yet.

The Spark will be going live next Wednesday on Indiegogo! The video will be done soon and I will share it here with you. More details to come!

Thanks for the amazing support on the Triskelion launch today! It was a quick sell out! We will be shipping those next week! If you got any questions just let us know!

Have an awesome weekend!

Rich

8/29/17

We have discovered an issue with our website that has now been resolved. If you have subscribed to the website but have not been receiving any emails, please subscribe again. So sorry for the trouble and appreciate your patience!

Rich

8/30/17

Machining 101(click to watch in FB)

Tell you what, I will schedule another live video for 10am central. We can talk about machining so get your questions ready. That is 1 hour and 20 minutes from now. Sound good?

Machining 101, let’s try this again(click to watch in FB)

 

 

 

Trick Shot top competition

Trick Shot top competition. Let’s get crazy. The prizes will be worth it, trust me.

In order to compete, you have to upload your video to youtube. By entering, you give me permission to use your video. It has to feature the Loki trick shot top. Please film in landscape if possible. After it is uploaded, reply to this post with the link. That is it! NO LIMIT ON NUMBER OF ENTRIES!

This contest will run until August 15th.

Prizes will be for:

1) coolest trick shot
2) most original
3) landing on smallest diameter spin base with no assist or back drop.
4) Best Cat vid with Loki

If we get a lot of cool submissions, I will reward multiple places in that category. This will be fun.

Now, here is the big one. Better sit down for this. The grand prize winner will get a gift certificate for any one off top they like from any current design. This means they can pick any top I am making and have a one off material combination. Here is the kicker, after the winner is announced, they will pick a number between 1-20. In a live video, I will random number draw a number between 1-20 and if the numbers match, they will win a one off Wraith level top. It will be the only one of that design and it will be crazy complex like the Wraith. Keep in mind, that tops cost me $6,000 to make. This is the greatest prize possible I have ever offered. If the number does not match, they will still get the gift certificate for the one off material combo of a current design.

Let me know if you have any questions and let the fun begin!!

Rich Continue reading “Trick Shot top competition”

July 2017 News

Check this out!! It was a gift from an amazing person. Now to figure out where to hang it!

7/24/17

Latest video!

7/26/17

As of today, BilletSPIN is officially out of the ring business. That could change but I doubt it. We loved making them but just don’t have the machines available. Just wanted to give you all a heads up. We will be removing the rings tab from the website

7/27/17

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS!! PLEASE READ!!!

We have had a lot of issues with USPS lately on international shipping. We are looking into ways to make this better. Not sure it can be done but we are dedicating a lot of time to it. We are checking with all the different carriers. We will NOT undervalue items as it is illegal for us to do so. There are certain rules we had to follow shipping via USPS but we are looking into any alternatives we can find.

If you are an international buyer and have had great success with certain carriers from the US please let me know here. Your input is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your continued support and know we care deeply about you!

Rich


Next BilletSpin design will be called “the dark overlord”. It just came to me  😛 rolls right off the tongue. This is just a joke, been quite the interesting day!

Top #39 “Loki”

“Should” be starting the trick shot top today. Expect this one to take a long time for me to design. Hoping to have a proto next week. This is gonna be fun

The trick shot top will do two things. It cannot be tipped over while spinning no matter how hard you try and it will jump when flicked. Since it cannot be tipped over, after it lands from a jump it will continue to spin. Soooooo you can spin it on your desk, flick it and have it land on a spin base. Or you could spin it on your desk and flick it over a flaming canyon of death and onto a spin base. Or you could…well you get the idea.

This idea came from a battle top that was in the Koma Taisen. I have this top on my desk. It was shown to me by the man that translates for the Koma Taisen. I saw that it could be modified as a trick shot top. He encouraged me to do so.

These will not be crazy long spinners. Guessing 3-5 minutes on a spin base. I also think due to the jumping that these could destroy a high end spin base so I would recommend a cheap cosmetic mirror.

Once I get a semi-functional one, I will do a vid showing it and how it works. Continue reading “Top #39 “Loki””