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Ancient tops with modern materials. Bob. December 15, 2013
-- Bob A in NJ
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#1 posted 12-16-2013 01:33 AM
Wonderful Bob. Great looking, like an army of fighter tops. Where did you get the brass points? And how good are you at getting them to spin?
-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
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#2 posted 12-16-2013 01:37 AM
Looks like Christmas morning will be filled with fun!Merry Christmas, Bob, to you and your family.
-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.
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#3 posted 12-16-2013 02:19 AM
Those are really cool!!
-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX
#4 posted 12-16-2013 02:26 AM
The buttons, string, rubber O-rings and brass tips are available at Spintastics.com, down in Texas. These are fast and easy to make. Finish is EEE polish and turners finish from Mylands.
It takes a few times to get the hang of throwing them, there are lots of videos on youtube on how to do it.
At this point , I’m getting pretty good at throwing them. Give them a try. Bob
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#5 posted 12-16-2013 03:21 AM
I love what you did with the tops. Brings back memories. Only they didn’t look that good 50 years ago. Well done.
-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams
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#6 posted 12-16-2013 11:28 AM
Nice top designs, Bob. Did you dye the wood yourself, or buy it dyed?-don
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#7 posted 12-16-2013 03:47 PM
These will make wonderful stocking stuffers and great gifts as well. Nice work.
helluvawreck aka Charleshttp://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com
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#8 posted 12-17-2013 03:26 AM
Don and others. You can buy this type of wood at woodcraft under the name Sprectrawood. Also sold at the woodworking shows by Ron Brown.
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#9 posted 12-19-2013 04:37 PM
Beautiful and fun tops! Like the colors and shapes. They make great Christmas presents. Great job!
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#10 posted 12-24-2013 03:54 AM
Great looking tops. I’ve tried making several for my classroom, but none were stable spinners. Any advice would be appreciated.
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