Angel Top/Ornament

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Project by socrbent posted 11-02-2015 01:25 PM 470 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a prototype of a Christmas gift. It will combine a spinning top with a angel ornament. The top is made from a glue up of cherry, maple, and walnut. Got this idea from Sam Angelo YouTube video. The point has a ball bearing glued into a recess drilled in the point of the top which makes the top spin very smoothly and for a long time. This is not my idea but from another’s YouTube video. The angel body is from a scrap of orangish wood and the wings are made of the sap wood from a flowering crab. There is a small magnet embedded in the base of the angel body (second photo) to hold the top in place when used as an ornament. I don’t like the orange color of the body. Think I’ll use cherry as I make others. I would love to hear your suggestions for improving this project. I was going to make 5-6 for Christmas, but after wife saw it my order has doubled.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#1 posted 11-02-2015 01:51 PM

This is a unique idea and very creative. It/they will make a great gift.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 11-02-2015 01:51 PM

Nice looking ornament and top. I am not surprised that the number of orders has doubled.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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