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Project by steliart posted 05-16-2017 11:08 AM 1740 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What you do between glue ups and drying time?
Another Fidget Spinner :) !!!!

I made that Batman emblem shape fidget spinner the other day and it’s so fun to play with during waiting time, so I wanted to try also the triangular configuration and made this one here with what I had available, using one bearing 22mm OD / 8mm ID (have no clue what is the number for it) and three 8mm rounded head bolts with nuts and the other half of that furniture fastener with a nut. A little bit heavy in the hand but it’s OK!!!

What I found is that it spins very nicely, faster and with less wobble than the Batman one (2 counter weights) which I like allot but I did make that one a bit longer than it should, around 7cm length is a good size I believe.

I got myself in a bit of trouble here playing around, because everyone wants one and the truth is that is cheaper to buy the commercial ones HAHAHA :)

Thanks for visiting
Stelios AKA Steliart

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions





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mafe

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#1 posted 05-16-2017 11:12 AM

Cool, now I really have to look up what a spinner is, when not for fishing. ;-)
Looks like fun building.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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steliart

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#2 posted 05-16-2017 11:14 AM



Cool, now I really have to look up what a spinner is, when not for fishing. ;-)
Looks like fun building.
Best thoughts,
Mads

- mafe


You can always spin while waiting for the catch :) hahahaha
Thanks mate !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 05-16-2017 12:53 PM

Before of you Stelios and Klaus posted these fidget spinners here on LJ’s I had no idea what they were. Seems I’m always learning something new here on LJ’s!

I read up on them and found that it’s the latest craze with the kids. I know I’ll be making a few soon but in the mean time I ordered two to send to our 8 year old granddaughters because I found out they didn’t have one yet. We live 500 miles apart or they would be in my shop with Grampy helping me make them!
Thanks for shearing the info on how to make these! :)

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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steliart

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#4 posted 05-16-2017 01:06 PM



Before of you Stelios and Klaus posted these fidget spinners here on LJ s I had no idea what they were. Seems I m always learning something new here on LJ s!

I read up on them and found that it s the latest craze with the kids. I know I ll be making a few soon but in the mean time I ordered two to send to our 8 year old granddaughters because I found out they didn t have one yet. We live 500 miles apart or they would be in my shop with Grampy helping me make them!
Thanks for shearing the info on how to make these! :)

- woodshaver Tony C


At first Tony also I didn’t know either what to make of them… then I tried one out… I’m sure you gonna make one for you at the end hahaha :) thanks for commenting buddy ;)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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richardchaos

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#5 posted 05-16-2017 01:44 PM

Yea thanks for buying up every set of BEARING on the planet. I have been trying to get some and everyone’s out of stock!

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kiefer

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#6 posted 05-16-2017 01:55 PM

I told you the kids want them so keep making them .
To get bearings cheap buy one and use the bearings in your handmade spinner .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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steliart

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#7 posted 05-16-2017 02:16 PM



Yea thanks for buying up every set of BEARING on the planet. I have been trying to get some and everyone s out of stock!

- richardchaos


hahhaha try ebay !!!! :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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steliart

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#8 posted 05-16-2017 02:18 PM



I told you the kids want them so keep making them .
To get bearings cheap buy one and use the bearings in your handmade spinner .

Klaus

- kiefer


We think alike my friend, that was what I had in mind to do if asked for more hahaha :) !!!!!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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PaulDoug

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#9 posted 05-16-2017 02:38 PM

I made one a while back, just for something easy to so and now it sits on a stand beside a chair in the living room. Visitors just can not resist. It always get picked up and played with.

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

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steliart

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#10 posted 05-16-2017 02:45 PM



I made one a while back, just for something easy to so and now it sits on a stand beside a chair in the living room. Visitors just can not resist. It always get picked up and played with.

- PaulDoug


addictive like pressing on a bubble rub hahaha
not just for the kids then !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 05-16-2017 03:23 PM

Nice work! This one is much more streamlined than the batman version. Congratulations and have fun.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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steliart

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#12 posted 05-16-2017 03:27 PM



Nice work! This one is much more streamlined than the batman version. Congratulations and have fun.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck


you are right Charles thank you ;) !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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majuvla

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#13 posted 05-16-2017 06:56 PM

I bet it’s addiction to everyone who gets it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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steliart

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#14 posted 05-16-2017 07:38 PM



I bet it s addiction to everyone who gets it.

- majuvla


Ivan its your turn to get addictive hahaha

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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doubleDD

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#15 posted 05-17-2017 12:08 AM

I have to agree, they look pretty fancy to be cheaper than store bought, but well worth the effort. Nicely done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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