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Details

Most of my tops are designed for stability and balance, but these tops with a long axle have unusual behavior. As tops spin down gravity causes them to wobble, or precess slowly about an axis. The long axle tops precess even at high rotation and can spin for quite long times at an acute angle, with the body of the top an inch or less from the surface. The most interesting spins are on a surface with some irregularities, like a plank floor with grooves, to give the top a bit of instability.

I don't recommend spinning on a table and resting your chin of the table to watch. These tops can be violent and should not be used by young children.

This is a cone-shaped top turned from Goncalo Alves wood and decorated with painted rings. Open-ended handle turned from Osage Orange. Finished with lacquer. Fiberglass axle, ⅜". Braided nylon string with bead.

top: 9" long, 2 ½" diameter, wt. is 3 ¼ oz.
handle: 6" long.

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).
Most of my tops are designed for stability and balance, but these tops with a long axle have unusual behavior. As tops spin down gravity causes them to wobble, or precess slowly about an axis. The long axle tops precess even at high rotation and can spin for quite long times at an acute angle, with the body of the top an inch or less from the surface. The most interesting spins are on a surface with some irregularities, like a plank floor with grooves, to give the top a bit of instability.

I don't recommend spinning on a table and resting your chin of the table to watch. These tops can be violent and should not be used by young children.

This is a cone-shaped top turned from Goncalo Alves wood and decorated with painted rings. Open-ended handle turned from Osage Orange. Finished with lacquer. Fiberglass axle, ⅜". Braided nylon string with bead.

top: 9" long, 2 ½" diameter, wt. is 3 ¼ oz.
handle: 6" long.

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).
Reviews
5 out of 5 stars.
(221)
Reviewed by Deborah Miles
5 out of 5 stars.
Jul 25, 2017
Honey pot with hardwood lid and dipper.

Reviewed by Kathleen
5 out of 5 stars.
Jun 11, 2017
Excellent woodworking. Thank you. I love these tops.
Toy top. Wood spinning top with handle. Handmade heirloom toy.

Reviewed by Kathleen
5 out of 5 stars.
Jun 11, 2017
Beautiful woodworking. Perfectly fits the jar. Thanks.
Honey jar with hardwood lid and dipper.

Reviewed by Kathleen
5 out of 5 stars.
Jun 2, 2017
Beautiful bowl. Excellent wood turning. I love the turquoise disc. Thanks.
Pottery bowl with turned hardwood lid.

Reviewed by Deborah Miles
5 out of 5 stars.
Jul 25, 2017
Honey pot with hardwood lid and dipper.

Reviewed by Kathleen
5 out of 5 stars.
Jun 11, 2017
Excellent woodworking. Thank you. I love these tops.
Toy top. Wood spinning top with handle. Handmade heirloom toy.

Reviewed by Kathleen
5 out of 5 stars.
Jun 11, 2017
Beautiful woodworking. Perfectly fits the jar. Thanks.
Honey jar with hardwood lid and dipper.

Reviewed by Kathleen
5 out of 5 stars.
Jun 2, 2017
Beautiful bowl. Excellent wood turning. I love the turquoise disc. Thanks.
Pottery bowl with turned hardwood lid.

Reviewed by Murray Lennett
5 out of 5 stars.
May 31, 2017
Every top I purchased from this vendor is excellent!
Toy top. Wood spinning top with handle. Handmade heirloom toy.

Reviewed by Samantha Norton
5 out of 5 stars.
Apr 25, 2017
This honey pot is so beautiful. I am so happy with my purchase. To me a honey pot is very personal - I take my tea time seriously. I sent hours looking for the perfect one. I am glad I chose this one. Very well made. So smooth on the fingers and my honey looks beautiful in it.
Honey pot with hardwood lid and dipper.

Reviewed by dtalamini
5 out of 5 stars.
Jan 17, 2017
reçu ce 17 janvier.
environ 15 cm de diamètre
effet bluffant . tres belle piece de décoration en plus d'etre une toupie qui tourne très longtemps
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Toy top . Wood spinning top with handle. Galaxy top. Handmade heirloom toy.

Reviewed by dtalamini
5 out of 5 stars.
Jan 17, 2017
arrivé ce 17 janvier,
taille respectable ( presque 5 cm de diametre et 8cm de haut)
beau et bien fini.
peut facilement servir d'élément de décoration en plus de la fonction jouet
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Toy top. Wood spinning top with handle. Handmade heirloom toy.

Reviewed by Nicole Harley
5 out of 5 stars.
Jan 11, 2017
I can't say enough good things about these tops! They are absolutely wonderful! I purchased 7 of them and they are all so beautiful! Thank you!!!!
Toy top. Wood spinning top with handle. Handmade heirloom toy.

Reviewed by Kathleen
5 out of 5 stars.
Jan 8, 2017
Excellent wood working. Excellent spinning top. Thanks.
Toy top, Wood spinning top with handle. Handmade heirloom toy.

Shipping

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I will ship via USPS within one business day after payment is confirmed. I ship by First Class or Priority; if you need the item faster, contact me and I will quote you a shipping surcharge for next-day or second-day service.

If you need international shipping, contact me and I will quote a shipping charge.

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Returns & exchanges

If you are not satisfied with an item, you may return for refund within 7 days of sale. The item must be in original condition and buyer will pay return postage.

Additional policies

SPINNING TIPS.

The tops spin best on a smooth surface; a dinner plate or large tray works well.

Tops should not be used on fine furniture or delicate surfaces because the tip may leave marks while spinning.

For best results in winding, put the axle through the small hole in the handle. Thread the string through the axle and turn the top so the string winds on the axle. Hold the string between your fingers to keep some tension on the string while winding.

When wound, hold the top vertical about an inch from the surface and pull string briskly to set top spinning. Remove handle.

With the double tops, wind one top at a time then adjust strings so the bead pull is at the center of the support.

If, after a while, spinning seems a bit sluggish, wax the axle with paste wax or rub lightly with paraffin or a candle.

If the end of string becomes frayed, cut off the frayed part and hold end over a flame briefly to fuse the nylon.

Spin top. Spinning top with handle.

$15.95

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: hardwood, fiberglass, string, paint, lacquer
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 221 reviews
  • Favorited by: 2 people
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