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Turn Some Spin Tops Photos by Art Betke INFO: DIFFICULTY - 1/5, LENGTH/TIME - 1/5, COST - 1/5A woodturner needs to be able to see the finished product in a raw chunk of wood, then follow a process to achieve the reality of that vision, a process that often requires several stages and days, even months before it's done.
Sometimes it's fun to be able to take a break from that method and turn something quick and easy, like spin tops.I start by choosing the right wood.It needs to be a fine-grained material like birch, which I find in plentiful supply in my firewood stack.
Maple and cherry also work well.Anything with a coarser grain makes it more difficult to get the fine edge cuts.It should also be a somewhat heavy wood so the flywheel effect will keep it spinning longer than if a light wood is used.
Rough Wood - A piece of fine-grained wood is perfect for a spin top.Betke uses check-free and knot-free chunks of wood from his woodpile, but you can easily use lumber from your local mill.Turn a large dowelI start by turning it down to a dowel with a length about 6", and just slightly...