Give a Bruce Charles Designs Spinning Top to Dad This Year for a Thoughtful Father's Day Present

Give a Bruce Charles Designs Spinning Top to Dad This Year for a Thoughtful Father's Day Present

Bruce Charles Designs is proud to unveil our second new spinning top available for purchase: the “Schulte Bronze Edition” spinning top. When Bill Strahan, the founder of Bruce Charles Designs, was learning to use the lathe, he made a list of projects to create as a sort of curriculum for his self-education. A solid brass top seemed ideal to gain experience with the material as well as with different types of turning, facing and knurling. And from this, the original "Schulte Brass Edition" was created. Named after a friend, we have retained the “Schulte” name for our tops while adding...

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A Little Spin Time at Your Desk Goes a Long Way

A Little Spin Time at Your Desk Goes a Long Way

Researchers have explored how playing with fidget toys like the Bruce Charles Designs "Schulte" Brass Spinning Top or "The Captive Nut" Everyday Carry Keyring can help spur creativity in the workplace. Fiddling with desk toys like the Schulte might actually have a positive impact on cognitive functioning, improve focus and spark new ideas and faster learning. So while spinning the Captive Nut or Schulte might be viewed as “playtime” at school, researchers at New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering examined how that “playtime” can benefit employees on the job by helping focus, offering stress relief and jump-starting creative thinking....

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Bruce Charles Designs Unveils the Perfect Father's Day Gifts: a Classic Spinning Top and Puzzle Keyring

Bruce Charles Designs Unveils the Perfect Father's Day Gifts: a Classic Spinning Top and Puzzle Keyring

DALLAS, Feb. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Bruce Charles Designs is proud to unveil two new products for purchase: The "Schulte" brass spinning top and "The Captive Nut" brass keyring. The perfect gifts for Father's Day, Boss' Day, or a birthday, these elegant yet functional pieces of art are sure to please both friends and family. After acquiring his first metal lathe, founder of Bruce Charles Designs, Bill Strahan, spent years gaining experience turning different materials, applying knurling, cutting threads, and more. He quickly made a list of projects as challenges for himself on the use of the lathe and is happy to release these two products for...

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Introducing "The Schulte" Spinning Top and "The Captive Nut" Keyring!

Introducing "The Schulte" Spinning Top and "The Captive Nut" Keyring!

We are THRILLED to announce we are NOW SHIPPING our first two products: The Schulte Spinning Top and The Captive Nut Keyring! Hand designed and engineered by owner Bill Strahan, inventor of the Armored Fitness XPO Trainer, these are the first of many everyday carry products created by Bruce Charles Designs. Check out the story behind each product now available! "The Schulte" Solid Brass Spinning Top with Silicon Nitride Ceramic Bearing The “Schulte” was designed several years ago after acquiring my first metal lathe and as I was gaining experience turning different materials, applying knurling, cutting threads, etc.  I made...

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