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Project by drbyte posted 529 days ago 1110 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finger spinning top and what we used to call ‘button whizzer’ since it was usually made from a large button and makes whizzing sounds as it spins! Drilled holes in this wooden button at various angles to makes strange whizzing/humming sounds. Thought it might even whistle but no luck on that. Made for a co-worker’s young daughter from leftover cut-offs from last project (gavels). Finished with a little mineral oil so as to be non-toxic. Just a little quick fun at the lathe!

-- Dennis, WV





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Roque

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#1 posted 529 days ago

Great job. I’ll have to make some for the grand kids. Thanks for sharing.

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kiefer

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#2 posted 529 days ago

Yes I remember making these from big buttons as a child ,a wonderful toy !
Thanks for bringing back those memories .

-- Kiefer 松

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Porchfish

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#3 posted 529 days ago

Nice work !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 529 days ago

I’ll bet those go over big with the kids. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 528 days ago

Love those beautiful and fun toys, brings back great childhood memories.

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drbyte

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#6 posted 526 days ago

Thanks guys!

-- Dennis, WV

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