I'm known for turning tops around my close family. Each one has its own
personality, some spin fast and in one spot, others will actually spin
sideways until their inertia forces them up onto their tip. (These look
similar to bowling pins.) Some wander around, and a couple of them spin on
I tried whistles following a post on LumberJocks:
They turned out great, with a really clear and loud sound but aren't as much fun as tops. Perhaps the coolest was a lidded box. I used a piece of scrap that wasn't glued all that well (good enough to turn) and was just playing with the (hey, maybe that's where my 1 3/8" forstner bit went!) design. I saw one on the Internet that had non-concentric rings in the top's top, but that didn't work out too well for me. The concentric rings look cool, though! I had them both on the end and sides. I'll have to turn another one out of nice wood.
Oh, and I turned a bowling pin.
What interesting things have you turned? What was interesting about it?
- posted 3 years ago