String Spin Tops

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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 244 days ago 622 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another 6 string tops since Christmas, need to replenish my stocks. These are really fun to make and work well. Made with colored plywood, finished with EEE polish and Mylands turners finish. The brass tips, Orings and plastic buttons available at

Bob. December 28, 2013

-- Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 244 days ago

Super cool tops. I forgot about the one I had as a kid, thanks for recalling nice memories!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 244 days ago

So Neat!

I remember as a little boy, I had a “whistling top”.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 244 days ago

Even sweeter!

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#4 posted 244 days ago

They look like Christmas trees!! Very neat!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#5 posted 243 days ago

Another set of unique spin tops.

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

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#6 posted 242 days ago

Nice, love the color plywood.

-- jmh

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#7 posted 242 days ago

Boy, do those bring back memories. When I was a very young lad (late 40s, early 50s) every boy had a top. Yours are very nicely done. Nifty, very nifty, as we used to say.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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