|Project by Bob A in NJ||posted 541 days ago||1056 views||7 times favorited||13 comments|
Ok Super Bowl Sunday, had a few hours to kill before the big game. Made a few string style spin tops, 1 out of the colored plywood and 2 from walnut. Takes a bit to figure how to make make them spin but I have that down now. Fast, easy project, look great, fun to play with. Will be making lots of these. Will be great gifts for my nephews.
The one on the left is solid plywood. Does not spin well, too top heavy. It was one first one I made last weekend.
The others have a 1 1/4” wide inch hole drilled in the top and work much better. The hole is about and 1 1/2” deep. Then drilled a hole in the point and inserted a brass metal point. Finished with Mylands turners finish. The brass tips makes a huge difference how well it spins.
Bob Feb 3, 2013.
-- Bob A in NJ