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Project by Rick M. posted 301 days ago 977 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An experiment in inverted tops. The point protrudes just a tad so you have to be very precise when spinning by hand but it goes for a long time and is fun to watch. Maple with shellac, BLO & wax. Next time I will make it in two pieces. I wanted to hollow it deeper but don’t have the proper tools yet.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|





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amagineer

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#1 posted 301 days ago

Nice things about woodworking, you can experiment and discover new and more interesting ways to improve a piece of wood.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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Terry

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#2 posted 301 days ago

Good idea. I will have to try one. I buy Harbor Freight 8pc lathe chisel sets and grind use specific tools all the time. You get 5 flat tools and 3 gouges. The price is right and you can make tools you can not buy.
http://www.harborfreight.com/8-piece-high-speed-steel-wood-lathe-chisel-set-69723.html

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Rockbuster

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#3 posted 301 days ago

Neat idea, always glad to see new changes,wonder if the hollowed out portion creates lift, and keeps it spinning longer. Definitely will try a version of my own, thanks.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 301 days ago

Why leave things the way they are when you can improve them? Cool Rick. You’re becoming top notch. I really like the design.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Rick

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#5 posted 301 days ago

Very Nice Project and Well Done! Thanks For Posting.

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Rick M.

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#6 posted 301 days ago

Thanks guys.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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#7 posted 298 days ago

Cool! Great design and shape on a spin top. Sure looks fun to play.

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facecarver

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#8 posted 271 days ago

Way Cool !!

-- Dennis Stallings; I am what I am,And that's all what I am...

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Rick M.

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#9 posted 271 days ago

Thanks everyone. This one has become one of my favorites and sits on my desk.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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