|Project by vipond33||posted 10-25-2011 05:13 AM||5403 views||44 times favorited||35 comments|
This is a very common design for a top but I tarted it up a little. Screws decorate the perimeter for a bit of flash and drilled holes make it whistle. The wood is bubinga with a maple axle.
It was easy to come in on time with the one day build budget (Lumberjock’s Scrappy 01 contest) so I set myself a material budget of a dollar – a dollar a day man I would be, circa 1911.
Well no matter how it was calculated the wood and string wouldn’t rise above 60 cents so I glued four Bluenose Canadian dimes to the perimeter and gave it a spin. On a hard flat surface it’ll coast along for a full two minutes, but launch it on a rough wooden floor and he’ll jump around like a drunken sailor, until the money runs out that is.
7 1/4” x 3 1/4” x 2 1/2”
About 3 hrs.
Build on LJ’s.
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