String Tops, worlds oldest toy

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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 03-13-2018 01:32 PM 865 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few new tops made for donations to one of the charities of the NJ Woodturners.

Fun and easy to make.

Bob March 13, 2018

-- Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 03-13-2018 01:59 PM

There will be some happy kids when they get these!

Nicely done, Bob, and for a great cause.

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

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#2 posted 03-13-2018 02:01 PM

Nice colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 03-13-2018 03:48 PM

Having made a few tops for kids for Christmas I’m curious.
What do you use for the spindle and what proportions, hieght :: diameter you’ve found works best?
And having taken a second look you’re much better than I at keeping the paint in the stripes.
What type paint?
Thx again

-- Mike in SoCal, now East Texas

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#4 posted 03-13-2018 08:14 PM

This is a beautiful collection of tops. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 03-14-2018 03:21 AM

They look Great!

Where did you find the tips for the tops?

-- Just making sawdust

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Bob A in NJ

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#6 posted 03-14-2018 02:14 PM

Need top parts?, contact Val Oliver at phone number (817-400-9696) and/or email [email protected]

They have tips, o-rings , bearings and plastic pull tab buttons.

Keep making shavings and spinning those tops.

-- Bob A in NJ

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