Come Hang Out With Us...Online in our SpinBCD Facebook Group!

Come Hang Out With Us...Online in our SpinBCD Facebook Group!

We know there are many Facebook groups with a focus on spinning tops. We've joined several of them and have had fun seeing all the top spinners' conversations, photos, and thoughts on different top spinning topics. Because of all the fun we've had, we decided to start a Facebook group for all things Bruce Charles Designs. In the middle of social distancing and sheltering-in-place, it's been fun to connect with our customers online. We'd love you to be a part of it! We've seen some amazing photos of spinning Schultes in the group, have asked the members to weigh in on future...

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Today's Homeschool Lesson - Parts of a Top by Bruce Charles Design

Today's Homeschool Lesson - Parts of a Top by Bruce Charles Design

Since it seems like we're all homeschooling right now, we thought we'd bring you a FUN science (or maybe social studies or vocabulary or even physics?!) lesson about a spinning top! Did you know that a Schulte spinning top has different parts? The Parts of a Top We refer to the largest diameter of the top as the flywheel. It is where most of the energy from the spin is stored. The portion extending above the flywheel is referred to as the stem or handle. The top of the stem is knurled, which is the term for the pattern that is cut into the stem...

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BRUCE CHARLES DESIGNS SHIPPING UPDATE - MARCH 2020

BRUCE CHARLES DESIGNS SHIPPING UPDATE - MARCH 2020

We know the last days/weeks have been difficult for all of us. As we adjust to having families all at home together, we've seen an increase in the number of Schulte tops and bases/lenses sold. It makes us so happy to know that we created something that can help so many of you have a little fun during this crazy time! We are excited to tell you that we are still able to ship all Bruce Charles Designs products, so keep those orders coming! Due to Amazon shipping delays, we worked hard to get our inventory accessible for us to be able...

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Ball vs. Point...and We Aren't Talking About Pens

Ball vs. Point...and We Aren't Talking About Pens

"Why a ball and not a point, like my top had when I was a kid?" We hear this comment a lot about our tops. Because tops have existed since antiquity, they are a classic! Traditionally tops were constructed of wood, sometimes with an iron tip. They spun with the help of a string or rope coiled around the top's axis, which, when pulled quickly, caused a rapid unwinding that would set the top in motion.  But with all classic toys, developments and technology have shaped how they evolve. Today, many spinning tops are made from plastic or metal. And...

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