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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 12-28-2013 01:20 PM 1333 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 spintastics.com.

Bob. December 28, 2013

-- Bob A in NJ





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#1 posted 12-28-2013 01:45 PM

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 12-28-2013 03:10 PM

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 12-28-2013 03:42 PM

Even sweeter!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#4 posted 12-28-2013 04:38 PM

They look like Christmas trees!! Very neat!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#5 posted 12-29-2013 01:11 PM

Another set of unique spin tops.
-don

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

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#6 posted 12-30-2013 06:17 AM

Nice, love the color plywood.

-- jmh

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#7 posted 12-30-2013 06:20 AM

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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