Inverted Top

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Project by Rick M. posted 11-04-2013 06:35 AM 1251 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.


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#1 posted 11-04-2013 12:58 PM

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

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

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#2 posted 11-04-2013 02:07 PM

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.

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#3 posted 11-04-2013 02:08 PM

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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#4 posted 11-04-2013 09:39 PM

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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#5 posted 11-05-2013 01:05 AM

Very Nice Project and Well Done! Thanks For Posting.

-- Can You Hear The Toilet Flushing?

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#6 posted 11-05-2013 02:59 AM

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#7 posted 11-07-2013 04:46 PM

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

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#8 posted 12-04-2013 04:32 PM

Way Cool !!

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

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#9 posted 12-04-2013 07:56 PM

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


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