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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 02-13-2013 09:16 PM 1041 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife wanted me to find a place for the new “String Spin Tops” instead of the kitchen table, so I made a bowl from Ambrosia Maple.

About 10” wide and 3 1/2” tall. 2 hour build on a cold Sunday Feb 9th

5 coats of spray lacquer so far, still needs to be buffed.

Bob Feb 13th, 2013

-- Bob A in NJ





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PurpLev

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#1 posted 02-13-2013 09:23 PM

these are all nice. including the bowl

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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oakwood

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#2 posted 02-13-2013 09:57 PM

The bowl is very nice and I luv the tops. Do they have to be hollowed, balanced? and where do you find the tips. The tops and bowl make a nice posting together.

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CalgaryGeoff

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#3 posted 02-13-2013 11:01 PM

These tops are the neatness colors I’ve seen, great bowl too.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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lew

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#4 posted 02-13-2013 11:07 PM

Beautiful bowl, Bob, and I love that first Top!!

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

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Bob A in NJ

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#5 posted 02-13-2013 11:44 PM

Oakwood,

I’m still new to throwing these and find that drilling a 1” hole in the top of the top helps make in flip over and spin much better. The Tips, string and o-rings are from Spintastics.com.

Once I get better, I plan to still have the hole, but use the hold for a place to store the string and then turn a small lid to finish them off nicer.

-- Bob A in NJ

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matt garcia

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#6 posted 02-14-2013 01:11 AM

Love Ambrosia Maple!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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quicksilver

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#7 posted 02-14-2013 04:04 AM

Great idea
I’ve never seen this technique to lighten the top by drilling the center out.
I will have to try it.
Thanks

-- Quicksilver

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 02-14-2013 06:52 PM

Real nice Bob!

Lee

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