April Updates & Extras

Just purchased a new piece of equipment today! I have no idea if it will do what I am hoping it does but it was worth the risk. You will know more in a few weeks depending on when it arrives!!

https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/06579122

It will be interesting. Its a never ending challenge to continue to improve. I have a tiny little bit of experience with ovens for coloring and there is a LOT of potential here imo

4/4/17

New machine is here!

BIG day for BilletSPIN. We gonna have some fun in the upcoming months  🙂

BilletSPIN update

4/7/17

Testing the new studio. Lots more goodies coming. Let me know what you think of the lighting and sound compared to my other videos. I think we are on the right track.

4/17/17

Attention!!! Important update!!!! PLEASE READ!!

As some of you know, BilletSPIN is just a small part of our main company. Our plant manager of the main company was just diagnosed with a brain tumor. He will be going in for surgery tomorrow.

Due to this, I have to fill in for him for an undetermined amount of time. This morning I discovered that the main company is behind on some orders. In order to get caught up, I will have to use the machines I have been making the Matrix on for a short time.

What does this mean to you? Exotic combo #4 will be completed before we switch so we should have all those shipped early next week. Exotic #5 will NOT be launched this week and right now, I don’t know when it will be launched. I will keep you updated though.

Indiegogo-nothing has changed and the ship dates will be as promised. The only thing this circumstance will change is the exotic schedule. They will just be pushed back to accommodate the main company.

Our main concern right now is with our plant manager and his family. I appreciate all your patience and know that we will update you all with any information as we get it. THANK YOU for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Rich Stadler

4/19/17

Surgery went well. He was awake and speaking during so because they were working near his speech and motor portions of his brain. He was talking this morning and knew who his wife was so things are looking good. They were not able to get all of the tumor. He now has a titanium plate in his head. Biopsy will be a few weeks. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. We will keep you posted.

4/25/17

Please Watch this!!!!!!!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/topcon-2017-tickets-32644973996

4/26/17

Rich N Sue Stadler Hey all, I got the go ahead from Rich to sell off some old models (no Krakens or apertures  :P). So get ready, lets have some fun!

NEW K2 perk #14 Br/SS/SS $155 shipped anywhere. First “in” gets it! I will message buyer immediately. Immediate paypal payment required!

Next up: Flamed SS Torus $90 plus $5 domestic and $12 international shipping. First “in” gets it! I will message buyer immediately. Immediate paypal payment required!

Next up is the ever popular Nexus! First “in” grabs this one for $130 plus $5 domestic and $12 international shipping. I will message buyer immediately. Immediate paypal payment required!

How about the wild K2 combo of Stainless/Spiro/Stainless? Anyone want this lovely top for $220, with shipping included? Be the first “In” and you get it! I will message buyer immediately. Immediate paypal payment required!

Sue is doing great, We have a bunch of leftover Spheres. Let us know if you want Sue to sell those today too

Looks like we found a CU/BR/CU Trident hiding away. First “in” grabs this one for $150 plus $5 domestic and $12 international shipping. I will message buyer immediately. Immediate paypal payment required!

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How about something a little different? First 5 “in”s (only 1 per person please) will be buying this cute superconductor shere for $140 plus $5 shipping anywhere. . I will message buyer immediately. Immediate paypal payment required!

Taking a short lunch break

Lunch time SUS. I have 3 new Nexus. $130 plus $5 domestic and $12 international shipping. If you want one, reply “in”. Once we are done eating, we will random number draw the winners and announce them in the replies. One entry per person.

winners are 21,22 and 8!

GAW! One guess per person. 1st person to guess Sue’s weight wins a free Christmas top. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

David Werner 139

Rich Stadler winner!!!

Sue has messaged all you winners! If you dont see it, check your requests!

I purposely cancelled my life insurance policy before running that last GAW…  😛 You gots to have a good sense of humor to be married to me and she has a great one  🙂

Gavin Sexton Rich, you’re one brave, retarded man.

Rich Stadler Coming from YOU? Have yooze all seen the vids this guy has posted on FB? Poor Lisa……

Gavin Sexton True.

Here’s a beaut! New K2 Perk #18, SS/HC/SS. First “in” can wait patiently by their mailbox for only $220 with shipping included! I will message buyer immediately. Immediate paypal payment required!

New K2 Spiro/Flamed “Grey” Tungsten/SS for $285 including shipping. Expect some flutter with this darling but don’t let that scare you off. First person to post a selfie of themselves with a live animal (other than another human) gets to buy this top. I will message buyer immediately. Immediate paypal payment required!

Wow! Last one today! Check this out! First five “in”s will get one of these flamed copper Torus tops for $90 plus $5 domestic and $12 international. I will message buyer immediately. Immediate paypal payment required!

Sales are over for today. We have a LOT of K2’s yet, some Torus, Nexus, one Navigator, 2 Alpha’s, lot of spheres and one or two Tridents. We might have time to do some more tomorrow but we have to start assembling the #5 exotics!

Thanks for the fun day and have a great night!

4/27/17

I have 5 new Nexus. $130 plus $5 domestic and $12 international shipping. If you want one, reply “in”. We have a very busy day so sometime in the next 24 hours we will close the contest and draw the winners. We will random number draw the winners and announce them in the replies. One entry per person.

4/28/17

As far as the extra sales go of old designs, we are done for a while. When things slow down, we will do some more but that wont be for a while hopefully! Thanks again all!

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.

Navigator Contest GAW

Navigator contest GAW: I deleted the spin contest in favor of something better. I will take care of the one entry we had to this point

To enter this contest, take creative photos with the Navigator. I am not worried about quality of photo but rather how creative you get with the tops setting. I will let this run one month (5/5) so everyone has a fair chance. To enter:

1) take creative photo (one entry per person)
2) post that entry in response to this post
3) must be the owner of Navigator to qualify

I will pick at least one winner and they will receive a free top of my choice! Keep all entries clean 😀 Thanks!

YouTube Channel

YT header

Big news, I started our own Youtube channel. I think it will be a better way to help answer a lot of questions and go through the new designs more thoroughly. Bare with me, this is out of my comfort zone but as I learn the camera and get used to doing them they will improve. I will not be using the old channel I used to post on anymore so please subscribe and lets make it as awesome as it can be!

Here is the link to the first video, I hope you enjoy it!

Continue reading “YouTube Channel”

GAW! Help promote the Navigator

GIVEAWAY: Help me get the word out about the Navigator project. Multiple entries allowed. To enter just share the project on any social media site then reply to this thread where you shared it. Here is the link:

https://www.indiegogo.com/…/billetspin-navigato…/x/13444135…

Winner will be chosen this coming monday at noon central time by random number generator. Winner will receive a Alpha, Stemless Alpha, Lotus and stemless Lotus. Yes, you heard correct. FOUR TOPS!!

Thanks for all you do!

2/29/16

Congrats Paul English!!! You are the winner

THANK YOU ALL for your support in sharing the project!

Christmas GAW

Well now that the last top for the year is done I would like to address the group.

What a ride this has been! I started in March of this year and cannot believe how amazing this year has been. It has been great getting to know most of you. To date I have not had a single problem getting paid even though people got their tops before paying. I have seen some amazing things. People buying others tops and donating and raising money for people in need. I want to thank you for keeping the group clean where my kids can come and enjoy it. I look forward to next year and all that it will bring.

Now a lot of you know I am a man of faith and Christmas is a time that me and my family celebrate the birth of our savior Jesus Christ. I am not here to push my beliefs on you but I am just a message away if you want to talk about it. This year I made tops for the kids in our AWANA program at church. I made extra on purpose. I have 25 of these to giveaway. I know these are not for everyone but if you are interested just reply with Merry Christmas and I will random number generator the winners this coming Friday.

I will be on vacation from Christmas Day until late January so I will not be on as much.

Thank you once again for the amazing year. You are an amazing group of people and I am honored to be a part of it 😀

Merry Christmas all!!

Awana 02

How did you find out about BilletSPIN?

GAW- I got to know. I will give away a top, not sure which one yet. To enter please respond with how you found out about the group. I will let this run until mid next week and draw the winner with RNG. Thanks!!

LINK THE FB THREAD

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12/17/15

WHO IS READY?? I am going to pick the winner now! They will get to see the design process of the first top of 2016 and also get a free one of that top. If they enjoy the design process they can even be a small part of it! Lets have some fun!!

#24 is the winner!!

Now to find out who that is

Congrats Freddy Norman!!! You are the winner. Awesome GAW all, thanks so much 😀