LumberJocks

top turning question

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodturning forum

Forum topic by socrbent posted 303 days ago 528 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View socrbent's profile (online now)

socrbent

201 posts in 855 days


303 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question lathe turning

It seems to me that a wood top design that concentrates the mass near the rim of a disk like the flywheel on the old hit and miss engines or early John Deere tractors would maximize spin time. A lot of wood tops I have seen have bulb shapes not discs. Anyone have knowledge or experience on this topic?

-- socrbent Ohio


2 replies so far

View Jimbo4's profile

Jimbo4

1120 posts in 1348 days


#1 posted 303 days ago

By my limited experience with tops, the bulb type is best spun by a string of sorts, and the flywheel types are spun by the fingers. Of course, the finger method would have to done with a smaller top.

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

View Wildwood's profile

Wildwood

939 posts in 720 days


#2 posted 302 days ago

I have turned several different shape tops and fun to turn. Never had the urge to turn those tops you need string to play. Hardest style for me to turn has been tippy tops. Have turn too many one & two piece tops to count. Find a style or shape top you like and turn them.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/50346

Can find lots of how to turn different style tops here:

http://www.woodturningonline.com/Turning/Turning_projects.php?catid=65

-- Bill

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase