The Shed And Beyond
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Turning spinning tops
A short video of me turning a spinning top from oak, it's a simple turning project, but the end results are always pleasing, who doesn't love a spinning top. The oak is still a bit green, but it turns well, there's a small video at the end of some of the tops I've made recently. #woodturning #howto #crafts
How to make wooden bobbins
Here I use some buddleia (buddleja) that I cut down at the start of the year to make some bobbins (also known as spools or reels) on my lathe, this wood has a very soft pith to it which is handy if you want to make something with a hole through the middle, although I did do some tests and found that if you want a perfectly drilled hole a 11.5mm drill bit works best. My wife and daughter use the bobbins to wind ribbon onto and other materials for crafting.
I've strung together some of the steps I used to make this gift for my wife, it's made in the same way as the hanging christmas decorations, just slightly more elaborate. I used Cherry, Pear and copper to make it and each material has a meaning or symbolism attached to it which varies from culture to culture.