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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Compete Only With Yourself - Spinning Top Talk with Bruce Charles Designs

Compete Only With Yourself - Spinning Top Talk with Bruce Charles Designs

Here at BCD, we've loved 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. First up is customer Tony, a 47-years joyfully married father of four and grandfather of six who loves music and all of nature. We asked Tony...

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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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