The makings of a stemless top 😀1-1/2″ titanium. 4 models, this is the first end of the first design. This is a collaboration between myself and the Kings Arsenal (Jordan King). I will let him share his part. These will be limited editions and all sales will go through Kings Arsenal. stay tuned for more details but let us know what you think!
No stemmed versions this week. Holly Spears Olson, I am thinking I am only going to make 5 of this one but remember there will be other designs I will be working on this week. Because of the complexity of this whole thing we will not take any “ins” but please still post if you are interested. If we have enough interest we will do a SUS for all of them. I am thinking there will be 3 maybe four designs and 5-10 of each one. Make sense?
Jordan King This group will have Dibs on this collab before I release into the wild on our Instagram. Check us out at @kingsarsenal
Now the question is what do you think I will do with the other side…
Well I am making 6 of these so if you like this design just hope I don’t scrap any when I finish the second side. I will post design 2 of four on Wednesday! Thanks all 😀
Might rain tonight so if it does, no golfing and I get to make design 2 of 4. Just the first end of course.
Btw, next design has angled milling. Here was the last top that had that…
the theme for tonight’s design is “dragon scales” smile emoticon If that makes you feel any better!
The whole inside circle will be covered in them
All four designs will be the same. 1.45″ OD and somewhere around .300 think. All anodized titanium. 1/16″ ceramic ball. I am trying to keep the air resistance down on these so they spin a long time. Air resistance + the lightness of titanium = shorter spin times. That is the thought anyways 😀
You guys ready? smile emoticon
There are so many facets is shines like crazy! It had a cut-off nub on it so I gave it a rough spin… 😮
This pic is for my buddy Quoc T Ho
This is the last of the more subtle designs. The other two will be more radical like the last stemmed top I made. I know people like it both ways so that is what is great about making a family of tops like this. A little for everyone.
Jordan will get all four designs probably wednesday of next week then he needs time for the anodize. I am thinking the SUS’s will happen late next week at the absolute earliest.
1.45″ OD and about .3 thick. They are pretty big. About the same as the billetSPIN pro’s
Well I ended up with 12 of these. Saved the rest for the next two designs!
One more pic before I head out
Just waiting for Jordan’s opinion on design #3 but I think we have a winner. Not sure if I will finish up the first two or do the 1st of the 3rd design tonight. I can be swayed either way though 😉
I should have the first one off in about 4 hours!
I told you it would be a bit more radical than the first two 😀
I am not sure I can make it this way but I will try. Looks cool I think!
I can do the second one but I had to alter my original plan. Now the four holes are the deepest and ever layer going towards the center is raised. Program is almost done. 2 hours and I should have a pic to post!
If these go well you might see some second ends done as well 😀
All four of these designs are titanium and they will be anodized. The only other materials I have in this size is bronze, SS and brass. The problem is I am running out of free time. This has taken a lot longer than I planned and making even more does not sound appealing to me right now. IF I can get these finished early enough then maybe Jordan and I will decide to do some other material options.
Yes sir, 45 minutes!
unexpected conference call 😞 sorry guys
I am not loving this one yet. I have to make some changes.
I have one small tweak to do yet but it will only be cosmetic. What do you think?
I am running as is and trust me that this one anodized will be sweet
We still got one more design coming !
Well that is a rap for tonight! I have 14 of design #3 unless I scrap one on the second end 😀 Good night all!!
Well it was a rough night last night making design number 3 last night. For those of you that don’t know I am working with Jordan King from King’s Arsenal on a stemless top project. There will be four designs total. All made from titanium and Jordan will anodize them. So far I have the first side of the first three designs done. Each one has a different quantity. I plan on running the first end of the 4th design tonight and hopefully start on the second ends. Here is a pic of the first three!
Better pic of design #3
No stemmed version of these unfortunately.
That is my personal least favorite. I like #2 the best and it looks crazy while spinning. The fourth design will look kind of like a three spoke car rim but the pockets will not go thru. I am trying to keep the spin times up and deep pockets would lighten it up to much and cause too much air resistance.
[Jordan King] did all the anodizing of the Titanium BilletSPIN Pro’s
Let’s try this again. Design #4 beginnings!
Cut out some extra lines…
And the rest of the unwanted lines…
That gets me a start. I have to make a ton of tweaks.
And the finished design 😀
Amazing what it starts out at sometimes and what it finishes at. This will be unique lol
That is a lower level. Basically just 4 pockets milled down about .050″
The center star will be done with a ball endmill and dropped down in the center and as it moves laterally it will raise up creating that look.
Did I save the best for last?
Oh crap, I just thought of something that would look cool though
I hate it when I think of things late but I have to try this one…
One more tweak to make those dimples smoother
I have to say I am pretty happy with this one
Dimples have been smoothed out
I even want one now lol
2nd end will be done tonight!
Bottom will be spherical and smooth
I cannot believe how slow it will spin and still stay up. Crazy good spinner
I don’t give out spin times anymore but I will tell you it spins so smooth it is ridiculous.Designs 3 and four will be slightly more low rider than designs 1 and 2. Trying to give some variety to all 😀
Well I have to come clean, you can thank Infinity Blade (game on Iphone) for the dimples I added in the center portion. I got addicted to that stupid game and the sword in it had those same dimples. That is where I got the idea from. Whew, I feel so much better now. My name is Rich Stadler and I am a recovering Infinity Blade I, II and III addict 😀
I am such a nerd