From selecting materials and tools to applying finishes and shellacs, this handy guidebook provides complete instructions for creating 16 unique toy tops. Economical and simple to produce, each project includes step-by-step photographs and many can be made without a lathe. Designs include a top that flips over, the classic dreidel, and the amazing Benham's top that produces colors when spun, despite being painted black and white. Quick and fun, these projects appeal to woodworkers and toymakers alike.
About the Author
Michael Cullenhas been a professional woodworker for more than 20 years, and his work is currently shown in galleries and museums throughout the United States. He is the author of more than 40 articles on woodworking technique and design and teaches workshops throughout the country. He lives in Petaluma, California.