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SpinTop and SpinPlate combination. Heirloom toy

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Top: This flask-shaped top was turned from Goncalo Alves, a tropical hardwood. The dense wood gives the top a good spin time. Open-ended handle of redbud wood from trimming of a large tree in our backyard. Finished with lacquer. Fiberglass axle, 3/8". Braided nylon string with bead.

SpinPlate: I use a plate like this to test all tops for balance and spin time. It is ¾" thick and 7" diameter, turned from black walnut wood and inset with a glass concave magnifier mirror obtained from a surplus outlet (has a small scratch). The edge is raised about ¼" to keep the top from spinning off the mirror.

top: 5" high, 2 ½" diameter, wt. is 4 ¼ oz.
handle: 6" long.

Supported tops with a handle for launching them are easy to use and will spin for several minutes on a smooth surface. Many children enjoy using these tops and timing how long they spin. Tops are excellent gifts for children and adults. Not suitable for children 3 or younger.

I turn the tops from local and imported hardwoods and decorate them with non-toxic paints and lacquer. The axles are made of either hardwood or fiberglass.

The tops vary in size and weight; small, lightweight tops are easier to spin and more suitable for younger children, while the larger, heavier tops require a strong pull and have longer spin times. The handles with an open end are a bit easier to wind the string around the axle than the handles with closed end.

I will be happy to ship to international addresses. Just send me a convo (email) with the destination and I will send you a quote for the shipping cost and adjust the listing.

The shipment will be sent to the address listed on your PayPal account. If this is not correct, or if you wish it sent to a different address, please send me a convo (email).

SpinTop and SpinPlate combination. Heirloom toy