Unplugged and Affordable Toy - Try a Schulte Spinning Top!

Unplugged and Affordable Toy - Try a Schulte Spinning Top!

“Youth is the most beautiful thing in this world—and what a pity that it has to be wasted on children!”                                                                         George Bernard Shaw, 1931 As an adult, you look at your children and think how easy they have it. If only you realized when you were a kid that having limits, boundaries and rules placed on you by giant humans twice your size who feed...

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How to Clean a Spinning Top Base for Improved Spin Times

How to Clean a Spinning Top Base for Improved Spin Times

How to Clean a Spinning Top Base for Improved Spin Times Our Spinning top bases have been flying off the shelves and are quickly becoming a fan favorite! A customer, Kevin, recently emailed to tell us he purchased a BCD 100 mm concave glass base and immediately his spinning time went from 14 minutes to almost 20 minutes! He was using a pull-string powered, 7 oz top from DjuinoStar. Because he was spinning with a pull string and heavier top, after about 20 spins, a very small area of cloudiness formed at the base's center. He then experimented to find the best way to...

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Notes on Brass, Color and Tarnish - Part Two

Notes on Brass, Color and Tarnish - Part Two

If you've had a Bruce Charles Design top that is getting plenty of spin time, you might have noticed a slight change in color. Don't worry, it is ok! As we shared in our earlier blog post, tarnish on metal is driven by oxygen in the air, oils from your skin, and any other chemicals that come into contact with the metal. But this tarnish isn't a problem! Some top spinners are #teampatina, while others prefer to restore the shine. We asked the members in our Bruce Charles Design Facebook group (are you a member yet?) for their best tricks for...

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Bruce Charles Designs - June Newsletter

Bruce Charles Designs - June Newsletter

SPINNING TOP TALK Here at Bruce Charles Designs, one of our favorite thing about this business is getting to know our customers. We get many emails and reviews from those of you that love our products and have questions about future offerings. We quickly realized that many of our customers are spinning top experts and have knowledge to share about all things spinning tops! We are starting a series interviewing some of those customers, and we know you'll enjoy learning from some of our favorite top spinners.Read our first interview on the blog, where we talked to Tony Duque about his spinning...

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