To create colorful textured spinning tops, Florida-based woodworker Darryl Jones of Dread Knot Woodshop uses special micro texturing tools while turning wood on a lathe. This seven-minute, mostly-wordless demonstration video shares his turning, texturing, and coloring techniques.
The textured woodturning tools are by Robert Sorby, an almost 200-year-old Sheffield, England-based company. Jones has previously used water-based markers to color his tops as they spin, but demonstrates with more saturated Sharpies in this video.
Watch these related top and lathe videos next:
• Tops (1969) by Charles and Ray Eames
• Taiwan’s Spintop Masters
• Turning a brick of melted crayons on the lathe
• Making a baseball bat from rough-sawn lumber
• Making a traditional Japanese wooden Kokeshi Doll
Bonus: More from Sheffield.
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