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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 03-01-2014 08:42 AM 1031 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This spinning top made out of two parts. The base and the spinning top itself. When you spin it on the stick, it will turn flatly until stop when it looses balance it will hung itself on stick. as in photos 3 & 4. I saw the idea in the following video and made mine in the next day. Armin is a metal and wood turner and makes very nice tops out of wood and brass. This is his or her video:

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#1 posted 03-01-2014 09:58 AM

Nice project Sam, a great bit of turning to get the balance. Thanks for sharing the video, they produce a great variety don’t they.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#2 posted 03-01-2014 12:15 PM

Cool, Sam

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 03-01-2014 01:09 PM

sweet and simple, always looking good at whatever you do.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 03-01-2014 03:22 PM

Your projects always amaze me Sam.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 03-01-2014 03:55 PM

That’s a great little piece, Sam, and thanks the the link to the video.

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

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#6 posted 03-01-2014 07:45 PM

Very NICE Sam!

Really COOL idea!

It would seem to me, if everything was perfect, the Top would stop & stay Horizontal after it stops and NOT fall over.
... that would be BIG “IF”, I think… but, if anyone could do it, You could!
... Is that a reasonable idea? ... Possible?

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 03-01-2014 10:24 PM

Good one Sam. Seen a lot of spinning tops but nothing like that.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 03-02-2014 01:26 AM

I have never seen one like this before, very nice

-- Norman

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#9 posted 03-02-2014 02:28 AM

Real neat, Sam!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 03-02-2014 06:44 PM

nice job Sam

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#11 posted 03-03-2014 04:09 AM

Joe, it was designed to go that way, to hung itself in the end. Also, with timber, it would be impossible to balance thing like this one. because wood density is not the same even in one piece.
Thank you all for your comments.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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