Monday, April 28, 2014

Spinning tops on the lathe

Made from odd bits of scrap with a maple dowel through the center. Turned on my 1958 Craftsman lathe using a Nova chuck with pin jaws.

Walnut and maple.



Mahogany and maple. 




Solid maple with brass point. 

  

This one developed a crack while turning. 
I sealed it with cyanoacrylate (Super Glue).



Inverted top. 
The bottom is hollowed. Tricky to spin but works nicely.



Apologies for the poor video quality. My phone struggled with the lighting.

video