Starting the first project now. This will be a one off. I have never seen anything done like it before. I have no idea if there will even be any interest in it but I have been wanting to make something like this for a while now. I am hoping to have it done in about 5 hours. I will then post it as my first auction to see if there is any interest. If there is, I will make more of this type of thing in the future. Time to go play, wish me luck!!
It just finished the machining I was worried about so I can tell you what it is…
One and one only HUGE top. 4.75″ diameter to scale. This means it will weigh several pounds and be strictly a display or novelty item. I will also make a cool stand for it. Stainless and brass for top and stand. It will be around 4″ long.
Does it look big?
How about now?
AUCTION: My first ever auction! This is a big one. 4.5″ diameter SS over Copper. Weighing in at 3.55lbs!! 1/4″ ceramic ball. I will post pictures of the stand in a hour or so and is included in the price. Starting bid is $0 and a minimum increment of $5. Auction ends at 3:00pm central time tomorrow (10/23). Shipping will be $15 domestic and $25 international due to the weight and this one will not come in a bubble mailer lol. Good luck everyone!!
well I cant believe I am going to say this but this is my longest spinner ever. You have to spin it a ton of times to get it up to speed. You just keep working it with two hands as it is spinning.
I have never been more excited to get a spin time in my life. I stopped machining the base just so I can watch it
it rubbed a dimple in the mirror
Here is the stand which is included in the auction
This is a one off. I might do one big one a year but it would be totally different. I think this is the biggest precision top made so far too. I broke a sweat spinning it twice last night lol
So here is the scoop, I spun it once to get the spin video. It spun a long time as I was out in the shop and came back in and it was still spinning so I went for a timed spin. Well it started grinding and wore a dimple in the mirror so I stopped. You have to two hand spin it multiple times to get it up to speed but it will spin a LONG time. Gun to my head I will say 25 minutes.
The only thing that will work would be Josh’s glass I think. There is just so much weight on the ball
It’s as big as my head!
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Check this out. Spun by using two hands multiple times to get it up to speed.
started it over, got a good spin this time. It was going to catch and edge. If the wobble does not kill it prematurely it should be a crazy time