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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 12-28-2013 01:30 PM 987 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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#2 posted 12-28-2013 02:01 PM

They look great, the contrasting colors work well

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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!

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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.


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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.

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

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

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

Wonderful gifts Bob, I like the variation of colors.

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