Spinning tops

Turned wooden spinning tops
A selection of spinning tops in a variety of wood
Guide Price: £3 - £10 each
Availability: Commission
Wood: Various
(any available wood)

Size.

2 - 3" wide, 3" high
(any size possible)

Reference

OR156

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Description of work

These spinning tops were made on request for a shop in Essex that sells "products with a focus on quality, craftsmanship and sustainability". They can be made to any size, though two to three inches diameter seems to produce a good spin. They can be made in any timber - heavier, denser timber such as elm or blackwood works well. The sample here includes African blackwood, ash, elm, iroko, oak, sycamore, walnut, and yew. Price obiviously varies with size, though also the type of timber is significant, with the exotic woods being the most expensive (but usually also the best spinners as they are more dense). Most of these in the picture would be £4 - 5.

All the tops are finihsed with cellulose sealer, then three coats of wax - Tripol, white diamond and finally carnauba wax, which gives a hard wearing high sheen to the tops.

The whole point of items like these is their individuality, so please don't ask for a set all the same!

More detailed pictures

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A small spinning top in elm

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Elm- OR157

Hand turned wooden spinning top
A small spinning top in blackwood. Great spinner.

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African blackwood - OR158

Hand turned wooden spinning top
Two small spinning tops.

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Yew and blackwood OR159

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Two dozen hand turned spinning tops

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Various- OR156

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A small spinning top in yew

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Yew - OR160

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Small spinning tops in spalted beech

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Spalted beech - OR117