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Old 02-08-2019, 06:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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These were the second preferred toys when I was in grammar school... first being marbles... thought these might be a fun thing to offer in my booth this summer...
First is oak, second is a scrap from a glue up I did for a pepper mill, Maple and spectraply Crossbones and Red Ryder, third is spalted sycamore and the last is cherry.

Haven't tested them yet, thought I had a ball of cord in the shop, but didn't find it, so will need to get the string to throw them next time I'm in town.
They are all finished with Hut polish and topped with carnuba wax.
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Hey, Chuck ... you could be dating yourself !! . But that's OK cuz your b.d. is given in your profile.

I am a couple of years younger and I never in my lifetime saw one of those toys (tops ?) actually in use. . But maybe I saw other things that you didn't !

You should add a video showing how you start one of those things spinning !

Nice work, BTW !!!
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I had Wizzers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KRbCfXi1Nw
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Man,that is ancient history. All we had were oatmeal boxes and old coffee percolators. Anyone remember Mom putting the coffee pot on the stove in the morning?
FWIW, you know you are getting old when you see things that were new when you were a kid and now they are in an antique store. My wife's observation.
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Me too. I still have some in the original packaging too.
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Yup.....marbles with a couple steamrollers(shooters) and tops! I had a Duncan top with the holes in the side which caused to to whistle👍👍
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I remember both the tops and the marbles.
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What I remember best is yo-yo's and marbles ... we didn't have tops but knew about them.
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Hey, Chuck ... you could be dating yourself !! . But that's OK cuz your b.d. is given in your profile.

I am a couple of years younger and I never in my lifetime saw one of those toys (tops ?) actually in use. . But maybe I saw other things that you didn't !

You should add a video showing how you start one of those things spinning !

Nice work, BTW !!!

It's been a few years since I made one spin, but think I still remember how...just have to make a trip into town and get a ball of cord...

I also have a couple of tops that my dad had when he was a boy... that would make them about 94 years old.... don't know about the video.. not sure I know enough about this new fanged technology to make one.
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