This is the very first wood spinning base I turned. A precision top collector found my shop on Etsy and reached out to me about designing a wood spinning base for him. Until that time, I’d never heard of a spinning base or spin station. After learning a little about precision top collecting, it sounded like a cool project so I was all in. I bought the lens he recommended so I could fit it to the piece, and even ordered a top for myself (the Kemner M3 by Kemner Design in case you’re curious).
I made this spinning base out of Bradford pear wood from Franklin County, Kentucky. The contrast between the sapwood and heartwood, and the natural cracks, add to the beauty of this piece. I also enjoyed playing with the design of the base. If you’re at all familiar with my work, you know how I love to add fun details to the things I make.
Not only do I think precision spinning tops are cool, but there are so many possibilities when it comes to turning these spinning bases and stations. All in all, it was a great project, and an excellent jumping off point for future designs.
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A little about me….
I’m a historical archaeologist and spend my days excavating sites, analyzing artifacts, and writing up my findings. When I’m not in the field, you’ll find me in my woodshop. I primarily use found and reclaimed wood from here in Central Kentucky. It’s my hope that incorporating elements of the wood as I found it into each piece serves as a reminder that the object you see once was part of a beautiful, living tree. Learn more about me and my shop here.