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My First Top

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Project by FloridaArt posted 354 days ago 591 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





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Woodwrecker

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#1 posted 354 days ago

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

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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#2 posted 353 days ago

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

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Roger

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#3 posted 353 days ago

Spin on Art, spin on

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

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woodshaver

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#4 posted 353 days ago

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 , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 353 days ago

On top with this one Art.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 353 days ago

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

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donjoe

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#7 posted 353 days ago

Art, this project left me spinning.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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neufeld15

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#8 posted 353 days ago

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

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Bob A in NJ

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#9 posted 351 days ago

Welcome to the addiction.

-- Bob A in NJ

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 351 days ago

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

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