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xx   TOY

Keep 'em turning. A look at tops from around the world. Includes instructions for making a tippe top and a peg top.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Jun 1991 (v.6#2) pg. 2

Turned wooden top has a thin stem and concave-curved base and is turned in one piece from a 2" diameter cylinder.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #18 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 63

How to turn a toy top with a removable handle. Top is twirled by pulling a string.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #35 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 50
Correction AMERICAN WOODWORKER #36 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 6

Lathe-turned wooden top features a free-spinning copper ring on the stem that rewinds the string as the top spins.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #63 Dec 1997 pg. 60

Dueling disks game. Top spun in the center of a wooden base powers disks to run around a groove in the base.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #70 Dec 1998 pg. 56

Hanukah decorations you can make. Patterns and instructions included for a wood and aluminum menorah and two styles of dreidls (four-sided spinning tops).
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1974 (v.52#12) pg. 40, 74

Executive hardwood top is turned on a lathe. Est. cost: $5.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1985 (v.63#3) pg. 116, 182

Chinese top bowling game.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1964 (v.54#8) pg. 47

Old-time toys and games. How to make and operate (1) rolling hoops, (2) spool bugs, (3) tumbling blocks, (4) buzz saws, (5) spinning tops, and (6) Tipcat.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1971 (v.61#10) pg. 60

Simple top made from cardboard and a dowel.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1988 (v.78#7) pg. 51

4 antique toys you can reproduce. (1) Rabbit pull toy. (2) Child's hutch. (3) Flying toy propeller. (4) Old-fashioned spinning top.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #233 Nov 1982 (v.32#9) pg. 24
Correction FAMILY HANDYMAN #235 Jan 1983 (v.33#1) pg. 91

Tip shows how to make tiny tops from wooden wheels and lengths of pointed dowel.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #333 Nov-Dec 1992 (v.42#10) pg. 18

The mysterious celt (wobblestone, rattleback, tates). A wooden "top" which will spin in only one direction. Started wrong, it will wobble, rattle, and then reverse its direction.
FINE WOODWORKING #53 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 68

Wooden tops are turned from laminated blocks of scrap wood and "launched" with the aid of a wooden handle and string.
FINE WOODWORKING #53 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 69

Build an old-timey wooden top.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #63 May-Jun 1980 pg. 120

Dreidl top for Hanukkah, is worked in needlepoint, with the Hebrew letters "nun," "gimel," "heh," and "Shin" stitched on the sides. The dreidl has a lid that opens so it can be used to hold small gifts.
NEEDLEPOINT PLUS #100 Nov-Dec 1990 (v.17#4) pg. 21

Wooden top and launching handle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1964 (v.121#4) pg. 161

Humming top is a project for lathe buffs. Hums as it spins. Made of walnut.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1980 (v.154#5) pg. 128

Wooden top consists of a wooden disk mounted on a pointed dowel.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1985 (v.162#12) pg. 121

Yo-Yo top can be used either as a top or as a Yo-Yo.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1968 (v.193#6) pg. 157

Turned wooden top features a "rewind ring" on the center shaft. This ring automatically rewinds the string so it is ready for the next pull.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #53 Mar 1990 (v.9#5) pg. 24

Traditional wooden top with handle and pull string that sets the top spinning.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #88 Jan 1996 (v.15#4) pg. 49

The amateur scientist. The physics of spinning tops. Includes several tops made from "found materials".
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Mar 1981 (v.244#3) pg. 182

Six folk toys from America's past. (1) Spindle top. (2) Whimmydiddle. (3) Flap jack trapeze artist. (4) See saw. (5) Climbing bear. (6) Chickens pecking.
WOOD MAGAZINE #14 Dec 1986 (v.3#6) pg. 48
Correction WOOD MAGAZINE #17 Jun 1987 (v.4#3) pg. 8

Tip-top tops. Two turned wooden top patterns from Craig Lossing.
WOOD MAGAZINE #29 Jun 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 84

Getting started in wood turning. Part 10. How to turn finger tops. Advice for beginning wood turners.
WOODTURNING #43 Jun 1996 pg. 59

Tip-top toy. Make a pull top (a wooden top that is launched from a handle using a pull string).
WOODTURNING #63 May 1998 pg. 50

Wood turning a spinning top, the style that is supported by a "launching handle" while the string is pulled.
WOODWORK #35 Oct 1995 pg. 40

Wooden "super top" is activated by a 3-ft. piece of cord.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1977 (v.1#6) pg. 6

Toy top is turned from wood. A support handle and a lanyard are used to spin the top.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1984 (v.8#5) pg. 46
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1984 (v.8#6) pg. 4

How to use a machinist's collet chuck in the lathe to hold a variety of small, round work pieces. Includes jigs, patterns and tips for making multiples of bottle stoppers, pulls, and spinning tops from wood.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1992 (v.16#3) pg. 26

Five turned projects. (1) Miniature flower vases (3" tall) in three shapes. (2) Turned needle case. (3) Tops that draw. Three profiles of wooden tops that have pen inserts. (4) Miniature tops in five shapes. (5) Plumb bobbles, a decorative version of an old-fashioned plumb bob strung on a cord as a necklace.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1997 (v.21#6) pg. 48