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.