How to make a spinning top on a lathe

How to make a spinning top on a lathe

A common question I get when I show someone a piece that I’ve made on my lathe is: How did you make this? This question gets asked regardless of what type of product, part, or component I have produced. It could be as interesting as a precision spinning top or...
Precision CNC turning makes the longest spinning tops

Precision CNC turning makes the longest spinning tops

Precision CNC turning is just one of the many ways that spinning tops and other spinning toys can be manufactured. When it comes to producing the longest spinning top, this method wins – hands down. Aside from precision CNC turning, other methods for making metal...
The basic physics of spinning tops

The basic physics of spinning tops

Spinning tops are fascinating to watch. They have amused cultures around the world for centuries. One of the main things we find so intriguing about them is that they appear to defy gravity. The way they move seems counterintuitive. Well-made tops, such as Scovie...

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