Pencil Spin Top

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About: Come spend some time in the shop. I'm a hobbyist woodworker and professional computer geek in Northern California. I guess my projects will vary widely, and I have no clue what I plan to make next...

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.

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    lmjagiello

    5 years ago on Introduction

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

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