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post #1 of 4 Old 11-12-2011, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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This may be an old idea but it's new to me. I've heard of using nails but I thought this might be more furniture friendly. It spins about 50% longer than the wood pointed ones I usually make.
I used an 11/64" bit and a standard .177 BB with CA glue.
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-12-2011, 05:53 PM
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That is an excellent idea.

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post #3 of 4 Old 11-12-2011, 06:17 PM
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Looks Great! and the BB idea for that Top is fantastic.

Thanks for sharing.

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At our woodturner's club July meeting, we have a top spinoff contest. One of the old timer's wasn't able to be there but had a buddy of his drop off a top to me to spin for him. He had a metal tip in there, although it wasn't a bb. It spun about twice as long as any of the other tops. It was disqualified for having the metal tip though. For the contest, the tops have to be all wood. The bb is a good idea though. Here's a couple of pics of a lidded box in a lidded box with a top in the middle. It was for a contest where your project had to fit into a 1 cup measuring cup.
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