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Forum topic by Wildwood posted 06-01-2013 08:53 PM 1735 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Wildwood

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06-01-2013 08:53 PM

I finally turned a tippy top that works. Several years ago learned about them from another message board. Well never had a tippy top flip over like in the video until yesterday.

Had three line drawings that cannot post, not sure why but tired of trying. What brought me success is using millimeters vice inches shown in one of my line drawings also a line drawing from original patent written in German. That patent drawing made me understand cannot have a fat bottom.

Left my stem long and made shorter with my belt/disk sander until got top to flip. While not perfect it works!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsCkRODdK-E

-- Bill


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#1 posted 06-01-2013 09:00 PM

As you can see my ¼” dowel stem not perfectly straight. Next one will be straight and have some finish.

-- Bill

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#2 posted 06-04-2013 04:17 AM

I’ve been wanting to try one of these. Is this the line drawing?

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#3 posted 06-04-2013 10:42 AM

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#4 posted 06-04-2013 10:54 AM

The second picture also found in one of those German patent documents is the one that help me the most. I have made several shown in your pictures also from German patent and they never tipped.

I copied 1st picture several years ago, and thought drilling and adding a dowel too much work. So made many like ones shown in you post they got close to tipping. So cleaning out a folder last week found drawing and started to make them again, third one was a charm.

Folks have bought wood balls from hobby stores and found that easier making them that way. Couple of articles at woodturning-on-line. http://www.woodturned.co.uk/html/tippy_tops.html

-- Bill

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