Why in the fuck is this a thing? Anybody who owns an "edc pocket top" is a pure fucking autismo. Confess right now and leave if you were dumb enough to buy a $50+ spinner. Jesus Christ I am disappointed in you niggers. Please consider suicide.
Sperglord is talking about these things
If I had to guess... you could hold the stem inbetween your fingers and use the point to poke someone eye out when you punch them
otherwise... they're just neat i suppose
I don't own one... but I can appreciate the craftsmanship
>I also used to turn wooden tops on a lathe in high school...
They are catching with edc guys on Youtube (like Jim Skelton and Cutlerylover). I have no idea how this shit started, but it is mindboggling that grown men would waste hundreds of dollars on pocket toys. And then have the nerve to call it edc when it has 0 practical use. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!
Ooooooo! A dreidel!
>1995 + 21
>not carrying a fucking dope-ass slammer
It's like you want niggers to rightfully take your pogs in a fair duel.
>ITT: Severely autistic anon loses his shit
*I HAVE A TACTICAL DREIDEL*
*I MADE IT OUT OF BRASS*
*AND WHEN I SMITE MY FOEMAN*
*OH DREIDEL I SHALL KICK ASS*
Man, 50 bucks isn't nothing compared to the sheer utility it offers.
>edc pocket top
Look! They have matching tactical paperweights too!
EDC is probably the most autistic thing that the Internet created.
99.9% of all EDCs are just shit that people put together to take photos and pretend that most of the trash they carry is actually in useful.
If you post on EDC threads, I have some bad news for you.
This looks entertaining as fuck. I loved tops as a kid.
J.L. Lawson has some cool different ones.
Lambda tops are supposed to be some of the longest spinning.
If you do some googling for pocket tops or edc tops a bunch of different ones come up like Fellhoelter and ForeverSpin
Yeah, I just looked it up. It's cracked me up.
I like the salesmanship of some of these sellers:
>the EDC branding
>the craftsmanship appeals
>offering sets and addons
Totally stupid, but you know what? I respect the entrepreneurs who are probably making some decent coin from the EDC fad.
Shit imagine these in a shotgun shell? I be the right ones almost look like a slug.
I thought the edc community wouldn't be stupid enough to fall for this shit. I was so wrong. We are all just fedoras. Why not just accept it?
Have you ever played with a top?
they're actually pretty fucking fun
If you cant get why they cost that much:
you obviously have no fucking idea how to machine anything...
let alone how much raw materials or finishing processes cost
I'm an engineer in aerospace... and I work with machinists every day
I can appreciate the time and effort that went into some of these, its an art... the same as painting, or sculpting in some respects
That being said.. I don't own one...
I wouldn't buy one
I would probably make one on my own to show my own creativity and machining skill
I have a knowledge of physics, materials, and engineering... I could design a top to spin for as long a possible as well
Making it out of the most outlandish materials possible... I can see that too... if that's what your into
As far as calling it EDC item?... fuck no
Wait a second, you guys. We should cash in on this EDC fad while its still around! If other people are turning ordinary items into tactical utility implements, and making money from it, we should do the same thing too.
So wait. . . Get this . . . Ayy hol' up dawg . . . hol' up . . . Wait here . . .
What if /k/ made a tactical PAPER CLIP?
>As far as calling it EDC item?... fuck no
This is the whole problem. You can be into edc and you can be into toys. But the two cannot overlap, even if you do carry around toys every day.
the lines begin to blur because high end knife makers and gunsmiths make these high end tops
and if you had to... you could use one of these as a eye poker...
or a tactical butt plug
>be me, just getting off of work
>drivng home when I saw a crash
>the car is on fire
>I jump out of my car and attempt to open the door
>The door is stuck, I drop my pants and unsheathe my ass
>the people inside give me a look of horror when they aren't fading in and out of conscience
>I take out my tactical buttplug from my anus
>it's covered in shit but the window breaker on the tip is still useful
>I break open the window and save the day
And that's why you always carry a tactical buttplug
It will be called the TACTICLIP.
>crafted from a rare titanium alloy for maximum durability
>folded over 1,000 times for maximum utility
>matte black PVD coating for discrete paper filing and clandestine organization operations
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> raw materials
> finishing processes
> engineer in aerospace
Ask me how I know you're full of shit, faggot. These useless little pieces of autismo bait can be made with a properly centered piece of brass on a lathe and finished with a buffing wheel.
We used to make these out of conical drill bits during shop class in high school.
>pocket sand isn't part of his EDC
continuum of force
first you blind, then punch with your EDC top.
I used to turn tops out of wood in shop class
yes you can make a simple one easily...
There is a little more to it when you get to pic related...
there are press fit materials, and several tooling setups required to make one of these
making it spin properly means you didn't fuck up along the way...leaving a few thousandths on or off somewhere
yea I have an engineering degree... and I work primarily on Blackhawks
Not everyone grows up to be a cum dumpster at a gay bar, but apparently you're living the dream and I fucked up somewhere along the line
Looks like two turning operations, a knurl, and some facing on the point side. Maybe some cnc on the point surface and the surface on the opposite side.
So make from that what you will.
> works on Blackhawks
> /hm/ fanfic reply
Sounds like you got yourself a prime case of military welfare queen and latent homosexuality, bitch nigga. Thank god Uncle Sam payed for your cookie cutter "degree" from your local state college so you can brag about it on a Yugoslavian wool knitting forum.
The pic you posted is literally the first result in google images. Any dumbass with community college tier knowledge in Autocad can have that designed and milled.
Your internet credentials are sinking lower and lower, faggot.
Why is it any sweat off your balls how other people spend their money? Guess what kid, it's the current year and there's 7 billion people on earth. Chances are, lots of them are going to do things you don't like and if you want to rage about it, you're going to have a very sad, pathetic life. That you are raging makes you come off as the autismo.
As a machinist I can enjoy the work that was put into it. But I've seen more impressive work put into things. I have a coworker with a board full of steam engines that he made on an old bridgeport and manual lathe. No CNC, no DRO, just a set of knobs with thousandths marks on them. When most of these are spit out by a CNC lathe with a tool changer I just don't have as much respect for them as something made buy an old machinist that enjoyed what he was doing and did it only to prove he could.
That shit could be made in China with the same exact quality by minimum wage workers for $15 max, while turning in a profit
It's a fucking simple bit of metal. If you believe that shit is anywhere being worth 50$, congrats, you're so retarded people could sell you ice in antartica.
Machinist here. 90% of those tops can be spit out in under five minutes (some closer to a minute) with a good CNC lathe and bar feeder and cost less than ten bucks to manufacture in a US shop.
>not edcing a mokuti top to kill time with it
Are you a poorfag, opie?? It's 2016 people
holy shit yes, shop was the best part of high school aside from all the ratchet girls in leggings. drill bits are pre balanced so theyre perfect for this shit.
my granddad is GOAT with a manual lathe. he works on wood mainly, built an entire staircase railing out of oak.
>22:30 video about overmanufactured version of a several thousand year old toy
>yfw this would actually be a nice thing to carry in Europe.
are you in a /k/ommando oriented frat? I've been thinking about doing one.
>internet credentials are sinking fast
doesn't matter much when you have real credentials, you believe what you want to believe... as retarded as your beliefs may be
>any dumbass with autocad can have that designed and milled
ok... design one as intricate as I posted in autocad and have it milled... I'll wait
>first google image search
just because it is first... means its any less credible?
However, I can tell you put a lot of effort searching for gay manikins
> says engineer
> hasn't posted FE or PE certs
> can't fucking spell mannequin
> doesn't lurk
Fuck me, several other people in this thread have already addressed your errant faggotry when it comes to CNC milling techniques and making these bullshit tchotchkes.
You are glorifying a toy that is thousands of years old because whatever dumbass Lamey fuck you're currently blowing convinced you operating a milling machine is difficult.
Kill yourself, my man.
>Yea, fuck art... painting is like thousand of years old mate... like... you just take a brush and move it... hell I can make a stick figure with a smiley face in two minutes
there are much more complex designs than the one OP posted, the one I posted is an example of that
I can turn and knurl OPs post in a few minutes... most of that time spent finding scrap in my shop
The one I posted would take more time, setups, material, and skill
Yea, its a simple press fit assembly.. but it is also creative, and aesthetically pleasing
Ill post my certs when you post yours mate
I'm still waiting on an intricate autocad design btw
Im gonna need a BOM for each piece of the assembly
tolerances, critical dimensions as well as inspection methods for each
Also how are you going to finish the raw material(s)?... did you contact any outside vendors yet?
Ever heard of those salt shotguns people use to kill flys?
Your idea + that idea = my idea
I watched that whole video hoping it was a joke. Hoping it had some tactical or useful purpose.
Hoping it wasn't just some guy making a video about high quality spinning tops.
It's not a joke. This guy believes that these spinning tops are the pinnacle of human engineering. At 13:38: "If we could make everything in life to this degree of precision, could you imagine how incredible the world would be?"
Welcome to the party Jim.
Great job being a shill for Jew toys.
near powder flaked metals will cause cuts down the air passageway when inhaled.
Aluminum would be a good choice because of how light it is, The aluminium would cut up the surface of the air passageway allowed the pepper, salt, whatever other horrible shit to actually seep into the fresh cuts.
just bought two...thank you for alerting me to this.
>YOURE MR BIG, WHERE ARE THE DRUGS!!!!
also wasnt that the episode with gary busey
bayblades and a shower dome is better than this shit
Driger F clutched bace and weight + galzzly attack and weight ring
Tops are cool and you can break windows with them. I dont have a edc top tho