Introduction: Pencil Spin Top


This is a piece of sycamore turned to a top shape. You then insert a pencil and spin it up. I used 1/4 copper collars to give the pencil a tight grip.

It draws cool circles and shortening or lengthening the pencil will give it different paths as it alters the center of gravity.


lmjagiello (author)2014-03-11

This is awesome!!! In the past I have used washers with chalk watercolor pencils. It can be quite mesmerizing!

kludge77 (author)lmjagiello2014-03-12

Thank you!

That's very cool!


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