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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 01-18-2012 09:11 AM 2699 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For this spinning top I added acrylic that is used to turning pens. I cut one of them into 5 pieces, 4 for the top and the fifth for the pulling string. I, also, used green string to match the set altogether.
Photo # 3: it is in action on the special demonstration ring. Photo #5: in action from the top.
I found it was a nice interesting toy not only for children but for those who thought they were big men as well.

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





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rance

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#1 posted 01-18-2012 10:17 AM

Nice addition of the Acrylic Sam. Very well done on the whole top. Thanks for sharing. :)

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#2 posted 01-18-2012 12:44 PM

Thanks – Now I know what to do with some of those cut offs.
Great post.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#3 posted 01-18-2012 12:55 PM

Nice one Sam, I can see the acrylic mezmerising as it spins. Definitely to good for the kids.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#4 posted 01-18-2012 01:57 PM

Sam, the acrylic adds a new dimension to the toy. Very nice and I don’t know a man or boy that wouldn’t like this one….

thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 01-18-2012 02:43 PM

Nice work Sam!

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

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#6 posted 01-18-2012 04:10 PM

And no batteries required!!

Another beauty, Sam!

Lew

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

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#7 posted 01-18-2012 06:02 PM

Very cool top Sam

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#8 posted 01-18-2012 10:08 PM

Sam you have taken the simple spinning top to a new level, great job
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 01-19-2012 12:15 AM

Awesome work!Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#10 posted 01-19-2012 12:35 AM

Can you imagine how many Tops Sam could make out of just ONE 2×4 x 8’?? LOL

Awesome work! (as usual)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#11 posted 01-19-2012 03:06 AM

Nice job!!

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

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#12 posted 01-19-2012 03:24 AM

What a great idea! This makes a great gift!

Pabull.

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#13 posted 01-19-2012 07:29 AM

A ripper mate.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 01-19-2012 07:34 AM

very nice !

-- Mick MA

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