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Tops on the lathe for Christmas

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Project by Jeff posted 12-20-2016 10:44 PM 426 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make something for the boys I teach at church, so I decided to try and make some tops. This is one of my first projects on a lathe. I made 10 of them out of some walnut and maple I had in the shop. Being short on time, I just finished with some paste wax. I tried to make them all a little different. Most of them worked pretty well, but a few would not stay up. So, I put the ones that did not work well back on the lathe and took a little more wood off the top spindle. This seemed to work and now all tops spin and stay up for a while. Best of all, the boys loved them!

-- "...building is far more gratifying that consuming" - Chris Schwarz





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-20-2016 11:45 PM

That is a real nice collection of tops. Lots of kids will be happy this Christmas!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-21-2016 12:57 PM

Hello Jeff

Very nice design

I love it

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#3 posted 12-21-2016 03:32 PM

Nice tops Jeff. I noted that Jim Jakosh’s Yin/Yang design would work excellently for your tops: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/285874#comment-3601042

-- "Never let your dogma get run over by your karma!"

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