Toy Top

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Project by dbilek posted 01-04-2010 08:53 PM 1511 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this top for my nephew for Christmas. It’s made of canary wood. I had a board that was about 1/2” thick by about 6” wide that I cut and glued into a block to turn on the lathe. The spin assister is made of glued, laminated canary wood that I turned as well. I still want to make a small peg of wood to attach to the end of the string to hold when pulling it (I didn’t think to do that initially). It works pretty well…spins for over 5 minutes on a good pull!

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#1 posted 01-05-2010 01:58 AM

another one to add to the to-do-list….....

nice job

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#2 posted 01-05-2010 06:43 AM

Brian I agree. This is going on the to-do list. Great job. Love the woods and the shape sure seems to work. 5 MINUTES!!! WOW. Mine only spine for about 1 to 1/2 on a good spin. (but they are finger spin – no string)

Keep up the great work.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 01-05-2010 11:50 PM

aaah the old toy never ending to giving plaeser

very well done

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