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Thread: Spinning Tops and Plate Set

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Zushi, Japan

    Spinning Tops and Plate Set

    Just finished this set of tops and a plate to spin them on. The plate is 42cm diameter done in bubinga. The tops are maple, ebony and bubinga. It was a fun little project and even more fun to play with. I did the plate with a concave surface so the tops gravitate to the center. That way we can have dog fights. Oh and if you put a flat surface on the tip of the spinning top they walk around, which is quite fun too.

    The plate came from this chunk of bubinga. Normally a nice wood to work but this one was honeycombed with dry rot. I had to use CA glue to keep it together in places while turning.

    I had to true it up several times as the wood moved over the couple of weeks it was on the chuck.

    The finished set.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    The plate is just gorgeous and the tops are so cute.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Beautiful platter and love the tops.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

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