Havin' fun in the shop !!!

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I have been turning alot of tops and I came across a chuck of firewood that I decided to make a big top out of it. The top is walnut and poplar and it is 6” in diameter with a 1 1/4” dowel down the center. I put a quarter a regular size top in the photo for comparison. The small top is redheart.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 08-14-2011 01:31 AM

Very nice. i would like to make one someday!

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

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#2 posted 08-14-2011 02:02 AM

Great Job!!! Nicce lookin tops!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 08-14-2011 03:20 AM

Are they spun by hand? The mass of the large one makes me think it would go for a long time while the little one skitters around it. Nice work.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#4 posted 08-14-2011 07:00 AM

They look really cool!!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#5 posted 08-14-2011 01:57 PM

They look really good.

-- 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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#6 posted 08-14-2011 05:33 PM

Hey buddy! The shop is not a place to have “fun”! Pay attention before you cut your face off!

(Sorry, having a flashback of my father…)

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#7 posted 08-14-2011 06:52 PM

Very nice looking ….BUT looks like a challenge for the smallest top

-- I cut it three times and it's still too short

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