Top #16 “Aperture”

Ok, so as you know, there will be a new top released this week. So here is what I will tell you:

1) This will be a three piece top (Stem, inner disc and outer collar). You will be able to pick either Stainless Steel, Copper and Bronze for each.

2) You can pick Ceramic or Synthetic Ruby ball. This will be the first top I have offered a Synthetic Ruby.

3) Price will be $175 shipped to your door. I am doing this because it will help my international friends a little with the exchange rate.

4) I should post the official order thread on Friday and it will be a first come first serve but I plan on making a lot of these as I feel this will be my personal favorite design.

5) I will give a two week payment window because times are tough and I want to help however I can.

6) There will be a three piece Stemless option with the same material options and ball options. Price will be the same as the stemmed version.

If you have questions, feel free to ask. Once I start making these, I don’t have much time. Please keep it to questions only as we have a lot of new people and I want to make this as easy for them to find information as possible! Thanks all, I am starting tonight!!

Size will be 1.4″ in diameter and the ruby is more fragile than the ceramic but I have had a number of requests for them so I am providing them as an option this time 

10/5/15

Official Order Thread: Due to the number of people that said they would not be around on Friday, I am starting the order thread now. I am thinking I will have the first top done on Friday night. I will make to order so if you want one, post in. If you are not sure, don’t or you will just hurt the next guy down the line. The CAD pic is the view from the stem looking down. The red is a cage so you can see the inner “aperture” of the inner disc. There will be a space between them like the four fanged model. The aperture will be angled milled like the turbine top. Ok, lets get to it.

If you want one:

1) Post “in”, Stemmed or Stemless and INCLUDE THE MATERIAL YOU WANT for the Outer collar, Inner disc and Stem (or center for stemless). Your choices are Stainless Steel, Copper and Bronze for all three. Be sure to also include the type of ball you want (Synthetic Ruby or ceramic)

2) 1.4″ in diameter

3) Price is $175 and that includes shipping.

4) I will message you this week with paypal info and they will ship on Monday 10/12 USPS.

5) You can pay anytime between now and 10/23. I will ship on 10/12 because I trust you all but if anyone burns me I will not offer this again.

Let me know if you have any questions! Thanks all

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10/6/15

So just to give you all an update. I will finish up the first end of the inner discs tonight. Tomorrow I work with our youth group at church so I won’t be able to do anything. Thursday I will get the first end of the outer collar set-up on one machine and the second end set-up on another. Friday night I will get the stems set-up and running and hopefully have a finished top late friday night. I plan on running what I can Friday night and saturday morning. Then I have to teach a seminar around noon then come back and work on tops as long as I can hold out then start packaging for Monday’s shipment! Progress pics as I go but now you know what to expect. I might have to pull and all nighter on Friday night but that will not leave me in good shape to teach the seminar lol.

Ok all, just another surprise to keep you all interested! The outer collar will have a milled pattern on the outside but the pattern will be deep enough at times to cut into the inner disc. This means you will be able to see the inner disc at points around the outside diameter.

10/7/15

Well the cad drawing is made for the stem and outer collar. I thought about showing you all but it is so simplistic compared to what the end result will be I decided not to. I just use the cad drawings for dimensions mostly so there is so much detail not on it. Anyways, it is looking good and right on schedule. I do plan on trying to get a few off tomorrow night. Not sure that will happen but I am trying!

Well not to spam the group with another post but I have to share something that totally surprised me. I have gotten more compliments on the last round top I did than any other top to this point. That really shocked me. My taste is like the one I am making now. Milled out, tricked out crazy that looks cool spinning and spins smooth. The round one was just too plain for me.

Just shows me that we all have different tastes. The good news for those of you that really liked that design is I will be offering a lot more “classy” style tops in the future. I try to separate myself from the other makers which will be harder with this style of design but there is obviously a desire for this style. It will also open the door for a sub $100 one piece design in the future. Anyways, just had to share. Have a good one all!

 

10/8/15

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Ok, Still some minor bugs to work out but this is real close 

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Unreal, it was the ruby balls. I looked at them with a bore scope and they have imperfections. This should not be possible! Never thought it would even be a possibility. Anyways, got a good one but the ruby balls will not be available this run. What a nightmare. Going home for the night. Sorry all 😞

10/9/15

I am frustrated beyond belief. This is the risk of posting progress pics. There will be changes happening to the design tonight but definitely no ruby ball option. I wasted half the night trying to fix something that wasn’t broken thanks to those things. Couple other ratios need tweaking and one design element needs something, not sure what. Anyways, the good news is there will be a price drop since I cannot offer the ruby and I feel bad. I will wipe these threads tonight and start a new official order thread with the official pic of the official material and ball options. Everyone who posted “in” on the last one will get first dibs to make it fair. I am SOOOOOOOOO sorry for all this. Please just bare with me until I can get it sorted out and present you with a design I am extremely pleased with.

Well I have a bigger size ruby I am going to try but don’t get your hopes up. Wayne uses rubies but they came in separate packages where mine all came together in one bag. Thinking they got nicked up by banging into one another

10/9/15

Official Order Thread: Here it is, no more changes!

-1.4″ diameter
-Three piece top
-$170 (includes shipping)

If you want one:

1) Post “in”, Stemmed or Stemless and INCLUDE THE MATERIAL YOU WANT for the Outer collar, Inner disc and Stem (or center for stemless). Your choices are Stainless Steel, Copper and Bronze for all three. Be sure to also include the type of ball you want (carbide or ceramic)

2) I will message you this week with paypal info and they will ship on Monday 10/12 USPS.

3) You can pay anytime between now and 10/23. I will ship on 10/12 because I trust you all but if anyone burns me I will not offer this again.
Let me know if you have any questions! Thanks all

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SS/Br/SS due to the tolerances I have to hold, switching material will make things very difficult so it will take me a while to run all the different combinations. Please bear with me! 

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Ruby is no longer a choice all. Sorry about that. Please edit the ball you would like to either ceramic or carbide. Thanks so much!! 

You guys are free to pay to PayPal:
Rich@drop-n-stay.com
Message me the address you want these shipped to!
Thanks all 😀
Rich

SS/cu/cu ceramic 

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Well just getting ready to head in. Not feeling well at all and I have to teach a seminar today too. Anyways. You will start seeing more pics of the different variations. Thank you for your patience, everything is going very well. My sister will not be helping so it is just me and I am only 1/3 done making them so I will not have much time to chat. Bear with me smile emoticon Thanks again!

10/10/15

SS/br/br carbide ball 

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SS/Br/Cu carbide 

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SS/ss/ss. Carbide 

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SS/cu/br ceramic 

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For sale: cu/ss/M3 with ruby ball. One of a kind but does have a slight wobble towards the end of the spin. $150 shipped! 

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Cu/cu/ss with ceramic ball. This one does not have an owner… 

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Cu/ss/cu carbide 

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Cu/ss/br carbide 

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Cu/br/ss. Carbide 

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Br/ss/ss. Ceramic

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Br/ss/br. Ceramic  

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Br/cu/ss. Ceramic

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Br/cu/br ceramic

Love this combo!!

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And what did you do today? 😀

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Stemless 

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Well I am all caught up!! I have a lot more to run and will make as many extras as time allows. Thank you all for making this my biggest success yet. You all rock!!

A special thanks goes to Gavin Sexton. He worked with me on this design when my brain was fried. He has some crazy creative skills!!

Br/cu/cu

Might have to keep this one

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Just when thought you have seen all the options 😀

Ss/ss/cu. Ceramic

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Ss/ss/br. Carbide 

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10/11/15

OK I have enough for everyone who’s ordered this far. I know I have about 25 extras but I’m not sure what they are. We will do all the packaging tomorrow. Once that is done I will post another order thread of what is left

10/12/15

Ok, just an update. I AM A LIAR 😞Columbus day today and the post office is shut down so I cannot ship today like I promised. I am very sorry.

As many of you know, I made all the inner discs during the week. Well I have 10 left so I will run all those out tonight. Lindsey (my sister) will be packaging the rest of the orders and once I am done running and she is done packaging, I will post a pic of what is left and try to sell the rest. I am guessing there is 25 left so for all of you that has wanted me to make extras, here you go!

All done making this design! Whew, it has been a long week. THANK YOU all for your patience and support. It was fun. Time for some rest now lol. All orders are shipping tomorrow. If you have not paid yet please message me and let me know when you will be so I can plan on it. I am looking forward to seeing all your pics! This was hands down my favorite design and my biggest seller other than my kickstarter stuff. As always, I will never make this design again but I do have a few extras to sell later. Have a great night and rest of your week!

Rich

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