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SEGMENTED SPINING TOPS

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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 01-05-2012 10:50 AM 2004 views 19 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are few segmented spining tops with their launchers. They are between 80 to 90mm in diameter made of osaeg orange, padauk, purple heart and many more off cuts I collected for a year or so. Photo # 3: One of them is in action to show perfect balance. Photo #4: Shows you the RIVET I use as nipple. The larg size revits work perfectly well for spining tops. Photo # 5: as blanks before turning, made of 17 pieces each. I intend to make many more to sell in this year Sydney Timber Show in June.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 01-05-2012 10:52 AM

Nice job Sam! These should sell quickly! Well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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degoose

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#2 posted 01-05-2012 10:53 AM

These are fabulous… make me want to learn to turn… nah… maybe later….

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Sam Shakouri

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#3 posted 01-05-2012 10:55 AM

Were you waiting for me,Ken?
Thank you.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#4 posted 01-05-2012 10:56 AM

Awesome job! I really like the purple heart. i will have to remember those if i ever get a lathe and do some turning. Have you made any Yo-Yo’s?

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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#5 posted 01-05-2012 12:58 PM

those are very cool.. thanks for sharing..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#6 posted 01-05-2012 02:14 PM

Wonderful way to use up small pieces of wood too good and too precious to throw away. Leave it to a segmented guy to come up with this. Very nice Sam. This gives me some ideas. Thanks

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

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MasterSergeant

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#7 posted 01-05-2012 02:57 PM

How neat is this!!!!! Very cool look!

Thanks for even more inspiration from the LJ pages!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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BritBoxmaker

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#8 posted 01-05-2012 03:05 PM

Colourful collection, Sam and a good pattern/design.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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sedcokid

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#9 posted 01-05-2012 03:23 PM

Outstanding Sam, I don’t know where you come up with all your ideas…. I will make some of these!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Bluepine38

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#10 posted 01-05-2012 04:13 PM

Very nice eye candy, you will have kids of all ages wanting these. Once again, you make the complicated
look very simple. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#11 posted 01-05-2012 04:18 PM

Very cool looking tops Sam. Bet the rivet helps abunch for a long spin.

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

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Eric in central Florida

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#12 posted 01-05-2012 04:39 PM

You’ve done it again Sam.
Those will become collector pieces someday!

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#13 posted 01-05-2012 05:55 PM

Very nice.

Do you turn them between centers or in a chuck?

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#14 posted 01-05-2012 06:14 PM

Cool tops and spinners Sam,you always make such great projects.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#15 posted 01-05-2012 06:23 PM

So Cool, Sam!

Love the way the colors “blend” while spinning!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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