To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com>
Subject: Spin Art Machines
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 1997 17:03:21 -0700
I am looking for a spin art machine. While doing a search on the
web I came across your site and was hoping you could provide
me with some information on where to obtain one, or at least
a lead. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
From: Karen Wilkinson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Spin Art Machines
Well I have a few ideas.
(1) Nickelodeon makes a plastic version for kids. The idea is that
you pump a handle that makes the platform spin. For your own use
or for a single child it is OK, but not very durable in the long run.
I bought mine at Toys-r-us for under 12.00.
(2) The other idea (that I highly recommend) is to find an old
turntable at a thrift store or garage sale. Take off the center
knob and tape down a cardboard piece about the size of an album
cover (album cover - I can't believe how dated that sounds). Put
the whole contraption inside of a box with tall sides and you're
set to go.
(3) Commercial spin art machines is another way to go, art/design
stores sell them (Michael's, Charette and Dick Blick are stores
where I have seen them) these are more expensive about 75.00+.
If you have a little time, make it yourself.
Let me know how it goes and what you end up trying.
Send us some spin art and I'll add it to our website.