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The son of one of the guys I met on Woodnet has Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome.
A bunch of us are making finger tops for the kids to play with as their motor skills
are impaired and these are some of the things they can play with.
I'd never turned any before-I own a lathe but haven't worked much with it yet.
This past Sunday, I made a few finger tops and one very small bowl-all firsts for me.
The great satisfaction is yet to come-seeing the pictures of those kids playing with
their new toys when the booty is distributed.

In one of the photos (picture two), two of the tops in the upper right are happily spinning.
The woods are cocobolo, ambrosia maple, hard maple, and sapelle.

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Good for you! So how big are they? Ive never heard of a finger top before.
 

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Dennis,

They range from about 1" in diameter to 1-1/2" in diameter. I made a few more last night; they're 1-3/4" in diameter. This being new to me, I'm not sure how they'll work as they get
bigger. I do know that when they're slighty shorter than they are wide, they spin really well.

The newest one I made last night is 1-3/4" wide X 1-1/2" tall and it spins for several minutes.

Gary
 

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Very nice work Gary, and a great idea, learn to turn and do something good for some kids. You need to be commended. Way to go!!!!! Mike
 

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GREAT IDEA…i am just starting in turning…

Gary…this was not your first project post…but in the PULSE PAge…its one of THE oldest projects…I am bored…so thought i would go backwards and see the old stuff--the oldies but goodies…very cool stuff…
 
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