Ballerina Tops

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Project by Izzy68 posted 08-23-2014 07:56 PM 2055 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ballerina Tops from Cherry, Pau Amarillo and Boxwood. The Pau Amarillo top has Padauk arms and the Cherry top with the chatterwork top has Holly arms, as does the Boxwood top. Fun projects, and my 6 year old daughter loves them.

-- Jimmy

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#1 posted 08-24-2014 12:32 AM

super cute!!

-- helen

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#2 posted 08-24-2014 01:43 AM

Sweet! Just spin by hand? I can see why your daughter likes them. What size are the tops and the hardware? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 08-24-2014 02:06 AM

Yup, just spin by hand. They’re about two inches tall. The hardware is just eyepins cut down and glued into drilled holes.

-- Jimmy

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#4 posted 08-24-2014 04:46 PM

Looks great! Nice job!

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#5 posted 08-24-2014 06:38 PM

I like their design and looks. Looks like a great birthday or Christmas project. Any hints on making them?

-- socrbent Ohio

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#6 posted 08-25-2014 02:24 AM

The only hints I have would be to 1) leave taking down the thickness of the top of the hat until the very last thing you do, with the last bit of the hat being cut as soon as you’re done sanding and finishing. The final bit left over can be finished by hand off of the lathe, and 2) use epoxy or a thick CA to set the eye pins in the holes drilled for the arms. If they aren’t set well enough, the arms will spin off when you go to use them.

-- Jimmy

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#7 posted 08-25-2014 04:52 PM

Very cool, yet simple idea!

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