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Reply #15 - Oct 12th, 2005 at 9:37pm
 
You know I'm in.  Little buggers may not spin at all, but I'm a gonna turn a few of 'em.   8)
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Reply #16 - Oct 13th, 2005 at 7:45pm
 
Other than the down load from Craft Supplies, has anyone found turning insturctions on the web.  I struck out.   8)
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Reply #17 - Oct 13th, 2005 at 8:21pm
 
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Reply #18 - Oct 13th, 2005 at 9:09pm
 
Doug if you go to this website it will give you a video on how to wind it and a lot of others, I was amazed at what I saw these people doing.  Just like Rick was doing with his, which was also incredibly amazing. 

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Reply #19 - Oct 13th, 2005 at 9:13pm
 
Saw all of that.  It really is amazing what folks can do with a top.  I know that I've seen some ratios for height/width/wide point from top, all for greatest spinability (how do like that for coining a word).  8)
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Reply #20 - Oct 13th, 2005 at 10:37pm
 
Hey Rev,
    Did you ever get any information on "Trowing Tops"? Grin

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Reply #21 - Oct 14th, 2005 at 5:27am
 
I'm still trying to figure out how to "trow" the silly things Grin Grin
Actually I think they are pretty easy.  I tend to be pretty technical on things like this.  There was a discussion on tops and the ratios that were needed for them to spin well and long, but no one seems to remember that conversation.  So, I think I'm just going to dive in and make adjustments as I see what's going on.   8)
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Reply #22 - Oct 14th, 2005 at 8:26am
 
Rev, when I first started making throw tops, I measured the dimensions at four (or five) points on a 'standard' top, then used some formula to extrapolate these to work with any starting diameter.  I'll try and find that when I get home from work today and post it for all either tonight or tomorrow.
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Reply #23 - Oct 14th, 2005 at 12:18pm
 
Does this help?

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Reply #24 - Oct 14th, 2005 at 5:17pm
 
Those instructions from Craft Supplies should work pretty well.  Based on what I see from Rick's picture and dimensions along with those on the CS worksheet, it would seem that the height is basically 1/2" greater than the max. diameter and looking at the photos, the max diameter is pretty close to the golden mean or just a tad higher.  I'm gonna try a few small ones first and see how it goes.  I've never spun one either, but from what I have read it doesn't sound too bad to figure out.
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Reply #25 - Oct 14th, 2005 at 6:29pm
 
I made one already.about to the specs showed........I can make it spin...........just not on the tip. Seems to spin on the side, top edge..every edge but the bottom!!Tore it up nice too. I elected to try it outside on the driveway first before I try in the house. LOL .I did get it to spin on the tip, winding it , setting it on the floor, and holding it upright with my finger on the top and pulling the string!!
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Reply #26 - Oct 14th, 2005 at 6:33pm
 
Where are the CS top instructions located on their web site?? This link goes nowhere on my 'puter.
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Reply #27 - Oct 14th, 2005 at 6:38pm
 
It worked on Cfuller's post a couple of days ago.  I just cut and pasted it.  Check his post from the 12th.

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Reply #28 - Oct 14th, 2005 at 6:49pm
 
Gil, if you go Craft Supply's online catalog and enter item # 198-3000 (it's for top strings) there is a link to down load instructions. It's in Adobe Acrobat format.
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Reply #29 - Oct 14th, 2005 at 6:50pm
 
Here's a rough drawing of what my measurements came out as.  The diameters at the four spots starting at the top are 1 1/4, 2, 1 1/2, and 1 inch.  Any other number you can't read just ask, Sorry for the quality, it's a scan of a light pencil drawing.

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