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REDUCED / Top whorl drop spindle in Spectraply and by texasjeans

Colored pencils from the dollar store, it's just 300 pieces of wood glued together.

Turned colored pencils

WoodCentral's Ornaments Gallery

Love spending hours at the lathe spinning raw wood into beautiful projects? Here are a few reader submitted tricks to help you turn even better.

Build your own lathe. I found this same plan 3 years ago when hunting for treadle lathe ideas. Still considering building one for show demos.

Walnut Top Spin by Herman Miller From The SHOP at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

rosemaling drop spindle - Google Search

Hand-Turned Wooden Spinning Top, 2010, Pagoda Tree/Birch/Japanese Yew/Bogwood | 1" D x 1.5-2" H | carved wooden tops from Mokkougei Sasahara Co. (est. 1970), handmade in Hokkaido, Japan with a wood lathe (there, they are known as Koma) | $.8.50

Ball Winder - Wood, Hand Turned - (DAYSTAR) Katherine Kowalski woodturning, purple, gray. via Etsy.