Re: 11111: Getting the feel
- OOps! I guess the word I meant to use is "spoll" not "spoil". I
thought I remembered right, but oh well. Here's further reading:
--- In email@example.com, "mikemo500" <mmorrissey@p...> wrote:
> It's been a long time since I posted, but I do try to keep up with
> the group. It's also been a long time since I did any building.
> other day, I was just fooling around with some old stainless steel
> shot glasses. the bottom is the size of a quarter, the top about
> 1.75" wide. I spun the thing on the table (lightly) and it came to
> life. I have a newfound interest in hameltech. try this
> with any round tapered cup you might have. You did the spin right
> the bottom resembles a spun coin as it 'spoils' The top, resembles
> the action of the cones. I believe serious understanding can be
> gained from just observing this simple demonstration. I have tried
> it with many cups, but the metal shot glasses show the action the
> The coolest part of this demonstration is when I try to spin it
> enough that it doesn't tilt and spoil. If I get the spin speed
> right, it will actually spin and then jump into a spoil---
> spontaneously. This is do to a slight rounding on the bottom of
> glass. It dosn't have quite a perfectly flat bottom.
> JUSTIN: nice to see that you are still posting!