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 - April 2020 Newsletter

Bruce Charles Designs - April 2020 Newsletter

Today's Homeschool Lesson -THE PARTS OF A TOP 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? READ THE FULL "LESSON" HERE We have officially launched our Bruce Charles Designs Facebook group! In this time of social distancing, it was more important than ever to have an extra way to connect with our customers. We'd love for you to join us and hang out with us...online! 💻And as an extra bonus,...

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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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