More Fidget Spinners (new designs)

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Maple (painted pink), Indonesian Mahogany (painted black) Purpleheart finished with Danish oil, Indonesian Mahogany finished with Danish oil

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#1 posted 05-01-2017 05:03 AM

I don’t get it, but I know it’s the rage. Yours look like a highly crafted example. Good work.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#2 posted 05-01-2017 02:02 PM

These are all very nice designs. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 05-01-2017 03:30 PM

I don’t think they would be my thing, but I am not a fidgety person, but I ordered some barrings and plan on making some to give away as fun gifts.

Hope I can make some as nice as yours.

I am trying to think of something to use as the weights out on the “fingers” instead of bearings. Seems like a waste of bearing although they are cheap.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 05-01-2017 03:47 PM

When I worked at Hughes Aircraft Co (now Raytheon), I was given a bearing from the TOW missile wire spool that had failed QA for having too much friction. Obviously it has to freely spool out of the back of the missile as it’s guided towards the target.

Anyway, I could spin it with my fingers — just the 3/4 inch diameter bearing, no mass added around it — and it would keep spinning for half a minute or so. I attached it to a mandrel and used compressed air to get it spinning as fast as I could and it would keep spinning for several minutes. I had so much fun with that thing.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#5 posted 05-05-2017 09:34 PM

These are nice. I really like the hex/triangle shape.

When I hang out at the school bus stop with my kids, I often see these being showed around.
I may be inspired to get some bearings and give it a go.

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#6 posted 05-05-2017 09:49 PM

Yes the way to go is to used compressed air. The design needs to change some though. Working on that.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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