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Project by Houtje posted 1333 days ago 2065 views 13 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a small Christmas gift…...
What allways gif smiling faces

Made out of….. yes again scrap wood.

Houtje





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rkoorman

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#1 posted 1333 days ago

i like it. stuff like this should be used more. i think it’s much better than playing with a computer. nice job!!

rick

-- http://thewoodworkersattic.blogspot.com/

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 1333 days ago

Wonderful.
Old toys are still popular, even with kids. :)

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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mafe

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#3 posted 1333 days ago

So Nice!
Since the first time I see this I wanted to make one, so perhaps I should follow your example and make some for christmas, then I do not need to tell it’s for me…
Smiles,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Schwieb

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#4 posted 1332 days ago

Nice! I too love wooden toys and I certainly agree with the comment of them being better than playing at a computer.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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richgreer

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#5 posted 1332 days ago

Neat idea.

IMO – The best toys are made by hand, made with wood and require no batteries.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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DragonLady

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#6 posted 1332 days ago

A top!! oh, wow, I LOVED playing with tops as a kid.

Oh, who am I kidding…I still spin coins on tables. I’d play with this for a while even now.

Can we see a pic of the bottom side of the top? Did you put something on the tip of the wood to help keep the point sharp?

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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donjoe

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#7 posted 1332 days ago

Nice design on this top. I need to make some of these myself. Well done.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 1332 days ago

Nice job. I made one when the g-kids were here last fall. It worked geat, but g-ma said no srting, might choke. I think 4 & 6 is old enough to use a top!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Bluepine38

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#9 posted 1331 days ago

Wonderful little toy, will have to see if I can spend a little time with this one. I had to promise a great
granddaughter a special small bowl after I gave her grandmother, my daughter a couple of special bowls
for her birthday, maybe I can sneak this in with the bowl and give my grandson something to do, since I
do not think she is old enough to wind it herself yet.
Topomax, if I remember correctly, at six I was fishing with my dad using a long bamboo pole with chalk line
for string, sharp hooks and plenty of angleworms that I got to dig myself.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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ChuckV

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#10 posted 1331 days ago

That is a great gift. This type of toy is truly the best

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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SgtSnafu

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#11 posted 1331 days ago

Great looking top – Well done..

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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PaBull

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#12 posted 1317 days ago

That’s a good old Dutch “Tol”. Thanks for the post.

Be well. Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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SSMDad

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#13 posted 1098 days ago

Great job! I’ve been looking for toy ideas to make my little one. I think I’ll try your top.

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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