Thanks for letting me join your group! Here is my latest
BTW, it is 1.5″ in diameter and I would love to hear some opinions on that size. I am new to tops so any help is greatly appreciated! Love this site and wow the tops posted in here are amazing!
This will be the Kickstarter project. 2 designs, the Billet Spin which will start at $10 and the Billet Spin Pro which i am working on pricing now. There are 7 anodized colors, rainbow PVD and natural aluminum. I will add the other colors as stretch goals. Then For the PRO version we have Brass, Stainless Steel and Titanium. Then we have the “Home” for the Billet Spins and the Cube for the Billet Spin PRO. We will also have a spin base I am working on now! Whew, I think that covers it! Thanks for the feedback! -Rich-
Here is the 13 minute spin video:
We have 18 CNC machines just waiting to go!! I will try and get some good pictures of the titanium and Stainless Steel versions soon.
The sphere is a hardened bearing ball. 5/16″ in diameter. The brass and Stainless Steel version has some weight and the knurl definitely helps!
The bearing ball is a G25 grade. I could easily trick this thing out and make it a very expensive top but I wanted to appeal to a higher market share by keeping this at an affordable price. The ruby ball is doable but there will not be much of an impact at all on the spin time. It would make a decent jump in price though and I am not sure if the majority of people would want to pay the extra for the ruby. I am just thinking out loud of course and welcome all suggestions!!
I promise you guys I will at some point be on a mission to make a high end top that spins as long as I can possibly make it. We have very high end 5 axis machines so we can make pretty much anything. I am just trying to get our name out there with this project and gain a following. That said you guys ar the experts here so I really appreciate all the feeback!! You all ROCK!! 😀