|Project by Scott||posted 11-20-2013 06:17 PM||1622 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
This throw top is made from sapele, and is 2 1/4” in diameter and 3 inches long (not including the tip). I made it similar to a vintage top that I saw online. I made the green stripe with a colored pencil while it was still on my treadle lathe, although a marker would work well too. I wanted a tip that is fairly soft so it won’t damage the floor, so I got a driveway reflective marker which is about 3 feet long and the post is 1/4” diameter fiberglass. I used a file to get the point. The string is about 60 inches long, and it needs to be a fairly large diameter, otherwise it won’t put enough spin on the top, because the wraps won’t go up high enough on the top.
To make it go, just insert the loop around your middle finger, hold it upside down in your hand, then throw it towards the floor. It takes a few throws to get the technique.
-- Scott in North Carolina