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Forum topic by kmetzger posted 04-27-2014 01:52 PM 2627 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kmetzger

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04-27-2014 01:52 PM

Does anyone know how this spin top was created? Looks like some sort of segmenting.

-- Kim, Ajijic, Mexico, http://tinyurl.com/7w5fm25


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TheDane

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#1 posted 04-27-2014 02:26 PM

Depends on whether the top was spinning when the photo was taken.

If it was spinning, it may be just a segmented disk (8 or 12 segments) with a spindle through the center.

If it was not spinning, I would think the turner started out with a light-colored blank turned into a disk, then cut a recess and inserted a dark-colored disk, followed by another recess, in which a smaller light-colored disk was inserted. A hole was drilled through, and the dark-colored spindle inserted.

Just guesses on my part.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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TravisH

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#2 posted 04-27-2014 02:37 PM

I made a cherry top I last week and didn’t think about extending the spindle up for the handle (darn). I used ebony plug in the bottom to create the point once turned.

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kmetzger

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#3 posted 04-27-2014 03:59 PM

Thank you. Yes, I think cutting a series of recesses in disks would work for this.

-- Kim, Ajijic, Mexico, http://tinyurl.com/7w5fm25

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hairy

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#4 posted 04-27-2014 05:05 PM

This guy has some amazing segmented tops.
http://fortheloveoftops.com/

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#5 posted 04-28-2014 04:55 AM

Nice website hairy, that guy does some amazing work.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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