1st Terror Top for 2018...
I've never made more than ten Terror Tops in a year...3 in 2017, 10 in 2016, 6 in 2015, 3 in 2014, 10 in 2013, 0 in 2012 and 22 between 2001 and 2011. And, each one is different is some way from the others. As far as I know, I am the only woodturner on earth who makes Terror Tops, so I think they are quite collectible.
100% handmade, one-of-a-kind, new and never played with. This lathe turned combination yo-yo and spin top (the "Terror Top") is made from a single block of beautifully figured Italian Olivewood, harvested near the city of Rome. No glue is used to hold the sides and axle together...it's all one piece, a YoYoSpin design trademark. The tips are also hand finished and made from hard Delrin plastic.
Perfectly balanced, this work of art measures about 2.25" x 2.20" and weighs 47 grams, with string. Rubber rings inlaid into each side of the Terror Top help absorb accidental impacts with the floor. Each side looks the same, as shown in the front, back and side views.
Includes gift bag, clear acrylic display shown in photos, and extra string. For the collector of fine and unusual wooden toys or old school fixed axle yoyo players. This item is not intended for use by children 3 years of age or younger.
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I make things that spin & go round - stuff that nobody else makes - eclectic, unique, interesting and always different is what I strive for. Many of my lathe turnings are made from exotic and hard to find woods, often embellished with Rose Engine turnings, laminations and encapsulations. Enjoy your visit.