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Old 2010-11-11, 4:12pm
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We recently saw the movie Inception. My son, spying a pile of chunky disc beads, asked me if I could make a spinning top. A couple of days later and plenty of wasted glass, I figured it out.

I have received so much from the LE community and, finally I feel that I have something that I can give back.

Please enjoy and feel free to ask any questions you might have. If you want to flame me, please just go away.
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Old 2010-11-11, 4:31pm
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Thank for sharing... it looks great. It will be fun to make and fun to play. Can't wait to try it.

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Old 2010-11-11, 4:45pm
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my DS has to use glass for a project for distance ed - this is perfect!
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Old 2010-11-11, 4:54pm
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Thank you Tammy! They are just too flippin cool!!!
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Old 2010-11-11, 4:57pm
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Neat spin on it...
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Old 2010-11-11, 5:00pm
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Genius!!! Makes me jealous I didn't think of it.

Stocking stuffers anyone???

Thanks for sharing this.

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Old 2010-11-11, 5:07pm
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Thanks for sharing ! That is just awesome !
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Old 2010-11-11, 5:28pm
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Thank you for sharing! Very kind! Very cool!
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Old 2010-11-11, 5:50pm
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What a lovely tutorial! And just in time for Hanukkah! Holiday of dreidles!
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Old 2010-11-11, 6:07pm
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Briliant, I never would have thought of that. Thanks for sharing - Di
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Old 2010-11-11, 6:18pm
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Thank you, thank you, thank you. Can't wait to try it!
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GREAT IDEA! Thanks for sharing!!
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Aren't you smart! What a really great idea, Tammy, thanks so much for sharing it~


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Old 2010-11-11, 7:32pm
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Thanks! I'm very much looking forward to trying this. Angelique
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Old 2010-11-11, 7:40pm
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Tammy, my grandchildren love you and they don't even know it yet.

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Excellent tut Tammy you clever bugger,

Thanks for taking the time to produce it for us all. I can't wait to try it out now!

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Tammy, Thanks so much for posting that tutorial. It's great. Gotta try it out.
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Old 2010-11-11, 11:25pm
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Very cool idea! Thank you for sharing.
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Old 2010-11-12, 12:24am
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this is SUPER CUTE! Tammy, thanks a million for it. I think I see some spinning tops in my future!
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These are awesome! If these are made for sale what would be a fair price?

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Old 2010-11-12, 6:07am
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Absolutely clever! Thank you for sharing.

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Just downloaded it and will look at it in a bit. Thank you so much, Tammy! I can't wait to try some handmade spin tops.
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This is so cool. Thank you. I'm gonna see if I get time this weekend and will give this a try
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Old 2010-11-12, 1:02pm
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I love the idea of using mandrel for the handle, I have made these using glass rod for the handle but it would be easier to center the glass on a mandrel as you did. Thanks for the tut.
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Great Tutorial Tammy & they look great! Very clever

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Old 2010-12-13, 1:12pm
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I've got 3 in the kiln, they were so much fun to make.

I have the spacer stubby bi-cone roller but it seemed to work ok on the largest size I have in it.

I'm planning on making many more of these.

Thanks!
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Thank you Tammy - these look so cool!
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Old 2010-12-13, 9:31pm
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I have the top marver (bought it at Arrow Springs) and have made one top that didn't spin at all. This is a great way to do it and I'll give it a try. Can't wait to see what others have made.
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Old 2010-12-14, 7:49am
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Thanks Tammy! this is a great idea!
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