LumberJocks

My First Top

  • Advertise with us
Project by FloridaArt posted 05-05-2013 11:41 PM 809 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

May, 2013—My first top, made from my new mini-lathe. It’s very simple, and nothing special, but to me it was an important milestone. :-)

Made from a chunk of oak that I pruned off the tree in my front yard. Sanded and buffed with wax. It works very well. Two of the photos show the top while it was spinning.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida





10 comments so far

View Eric in Florida.'s profile

Eric in Florida.

3730 posts in 2521 days


#1 posted 05-05-2013 11:47 PM

Don’t look now Art, but your turning is turning !
Nice job !

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

View Hawaiilad's profile

Hawaiilad

2415 posts in 1966 days


#2 posted 05-06-2013 12:02 AM

Great top Art. You are one step up on me…still have not used a lathe.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

View Roger's profile

Roger

17116 posts in 1750 days


#3 posted 05-06-2013 12:15 AM

Spin on Art, spin on

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

View woodshaver's profile

woodshaver

3140 posts in 2298 days


#4 posted 05-06-2013 12:15 AM

I’m with Hawaiilad Larry, I used a lath in high school once about 100 years ago. Wish I had the room for one. Nice top Art! Dose she spin for a long time?

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

View hunter71's profile

hunter71

2354 posts in 2132 days


#5 posted 05-06-2013 12:20 AM

On top with this one Art.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

View gfadvm's profile

gfadvm

13205 posts in 1636 days


#6 posted 05-06-2013 12:38 AM

Make a Woodshaver handle/spinner for that and it will spin forever!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

View donjoe's profile

donjoe

1360 posts in 1976 days


#7 posted 05-06-2013 01:38 AM

Art, this project left me spinning.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

View neufeld15's profile

neufeld15

5 posts in 913 days


#8 posted 05-06-2013 04:59 AM

very nice. i’m going to try and make tops for my nieces and nephews for christmas this year.

View Bob A in NJ's profile

Bob A in NJ

1170 posts in 2944 days


#9 posted 05-08-2013 12:31 AM

Welcome to the addiction.

-- Bob A in NJ

View Fishinbo's profile

Fishinbo

11362 posts in 1121 days


#10 posted 05-08-2013 02:33 PM

Love it. Gives loads of fun and enjoyment. They are great toys for kids.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com