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post #1 of 6 Old 07-27-2011, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone here make tops just for the heck of it and how many do intriket work on them like inlays?
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I have made different style tops because they are quick and easy. Only disappointment has been making Tippe tops. Mine go on their sides but do not go up on their stem. You can Goggle for instructions on making tops or watch some You-tube videos.

I found using color markers much easier than fooling with inlaying.

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Just pick a style you like and have fun with it.
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hey, working on a top with an acrylic stem going straight threw, and i think a maple disc. ill post pictures when its done.
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I keep a pretty steady supply of tops to sell (cheap) at a local market. It's a great way to get the kids to my table so mom will come buy something!

I usually just make simple, one piece finger tops out of a solid piece of scrap, but I have laminated some just to have something a bit fancier.

I've never done any inlays, but if you're good at it, I bet you could make some really nice tops.

I made a few throw tops for a friend, but I'm not very good at using them, so they'd be hard to sell!
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Here is the finished top. Tell me what you guys think.
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Here is the finished top. Tell me what you guys think.
I like it, very unique.

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