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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 12-28-2013 01:30 PM 1254 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This batch also done after Christmas, the ones I gave this week were well recieved and the new owners love them. Giving gifts like this is a wonderful way to share the hobby. I tell people they can leave it by their front door and give it a spin for a bit of luck for the day. People usually ask how long it spins and I tell them to see which takes longer, the top spinning or their ability to hold their breadth. If the test that theory , the minute or two it takes for the tops to stop spinning seems like a really long time.

Bob. December 28. 2013

-- Bob A in NJ





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#1 posted 12-28-2013 01:41 PM

Nice!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 12-28-2013 02:01 PM

They look great, the contrasting colors work well

-- Dreaming patterns

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#3 posted 12-28-2013 02:29 PM

These are great, love the colors. They have given me an idea for a new Dowickes

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#4 posted 12-28-2013 03:08 PM

These are so cool, Bob! I’ll bet the colored plywood really makes some interesting visual patterns when they spin!

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

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#5 posted 12-28-2013 03:41 PM

Sweet

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#6 posted 12-28-2013 03:53 PM

Very nice Bob.
I need to try to make some of these. You make it all look so easy.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 12-28-2013 04:40 PM

Sweet!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#8 posted 12-29-2013 12:12 AM

Nice work. I really like tops. I made them for a while in 2005 and 6 and sold a bunch of them. I like you always try to get them to spin forever. The best I have done is about 2 minutes with a finger spin and did finally get one to go a little over 4 minutes with a string pull. Since seeing yours I think I will try some more. Thanks for sharing.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#9 posted 12-29-2013 12:09 PM

Neat idea about holding your breath. I need to remember that.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 12-29-2013 01:12 PM

Wonderful gifts Bob, I like the variation of colors.
-don

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

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