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Bruce Charles Designs - September Newsletter

Bruce Charles Designs - September Newsletter

Check out the latest news from Bruce Charles Designs. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay in-the-know about new products and specials!  "THE SCHULTE FUSED EDITION" NOW AVAILABLE! Bruce Charles Designs has launched our fourth spinning top available for purchase: the “Schulte Fused Edition” spinning top. This top is made from aircraft-grade aluminum and brass and completes the series of our best-selling Schulte tops. Originally made with brass, all Schulte tops are similar in shape, have silicon nitride ceramic bearing, and are CNC Machined from solid pieces of metal to achieve the ideal balance of beauty and purpose. All of our Schulte tops make the perfect, unique gift for any special occasion! BUY...

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Bruce Charles Designs - May Newsletter

Bruce Charles Designs - May Newsletter

Check out the latest news from Bruce Charles Designs. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay in-the-know about new products and specials! "THE SCHULTE BRONZE EDITION" NOW AVAILABLE! Bruce Charles Designs has launched our second spinning top available for purchase: the “Schulte Bronze Edition” spinning top. This top is the second edition of our best-selling Schulte top, originally made with brass. Both the brass and bronze tops are similar in shape, both have silicon nitride ceramic bearing, and both are CNC Machined from a solid piece of metal to achieve the ideal balance of beauty and purpose.  Both tops make the perfect, unique...

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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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Notes on Brass, Color and Tarnish - Part One

Notes on Brass, Color and Tarnish - Part One

Why does the color of the brass top change over time? The tarnish that develops on brass is a mild form of corrosion, driven by oxygen in the air, oils from your skin, and any other chemicals that come into contact with the brass that are corrosive. The tarnish is not a problem in any way, and it actually protects the rest of the brass from corrosion. Part Two of this blog post is coming soon, where we will discuss ways to remove the tarnish back to bare metal if you want to restore the shine. Why don’t you apply a...

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