June 2020 archive

June Challenges: Spinning Tops and YoYos

Members of the brand new Woodturning360 Club had an easy start to their members challenges with Spinning Tops and YoYo’s. Here’s the slideshow of their work

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Tipi Top

Only a small top made from sycamore. Decorated with felt tip pens. It took a little while to turn to a shape that would flip upside down and keep spinning

Matt’s spinning top submission

Here’s the 1st top I’ve ever made, it’s maple with a mahogany handle.

another spinning top

turned from the square part of a table leg ..jus boiled linsed oil and microcristaline was from HS

spinning top number 3

use a piece of green sicamore ..just danish oil and microcristalinne wax

Yoyo and Spinning Top Challenges :)

Here are my challenges. A yoyo based on a Retro Duncan design which it turns out to be called “the Butterfly”. 1 Piece Sapele or similar hard wood. Works a treat and walks the dog ๐Ÿ™‚ A spinning top to the design that felt right as it appeared on the spindle, thin top to increase …

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06/20 Newbie spinning top challenge

My entry for the June newbie challenge. Although quite a simple task i still learnt a lot as I have very little turning experience. Quite happy with it, it spins well and I made a little stand for it๐Ÿ˜

A Top YoYo :)

Here are my challenges. A yoyo based on a Retro Duncan design which it turns out to be called “the Butterfly”. 1 Piece Sapele or similar hard wood. Works a treat and walks the dog ๐Ÿ™‚ A spinning top to the design that felt right as it appeared on the spindle, thin top to increase …

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A punky Yew spinning top!

My spinning top for the June challenge. Itโ€™s made from a piece of Yew. It wasnโ€™t the nicest bit of wood to turn. One section was very punky and needed filling with coffee grounds and CA glue. I finished it with some HS bronze embellishing wax and HS gloss finishing wax. It turned out ok …

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My yoyo challenge

A composite blank left over from another project, mahogany and basswood.

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