The tops rest under the dolls which are used to launch the top
We don't let things get us down until we have to (bleach boy and I) even as no job was procured and Christmas came with no money to be spent. BUT we are resourceful and here are photos of the grand kids learning to use the tops bleach boy made. I helped by testing and painting them. The wood is all different and beautiful as we were using every scrap we could find. We have a barn of collected woods. A tree doesn't get cut down without our collecting a bit of it but this year getting to the tools to process the big stuff was impossible. So we collected from the wood cupboards and all the nooks and crannies of our world. I have been a wood worker for as long as I can think back. Bleach boy has joined me in wood collecting in a big way so he has his hide-a-ways too.
I think I should start selling our tops so we can keep the groceries coming. They spin wonderfully but tell me what you think, do they look like a sell able item? What would you pay for a nice handmade wooden toy?
This is a rabbit and turtle race top. Once the top is launched in the plate you drop in the rabbit and then the hare. It's a fun race and they can pass each other. The top set has two sets of everything.
This is such beautiful wood, cocabol
it will spin forever!
The dolls were my favorites the whole time we worked on them so I was happy to open this on Christmas day!
The black one is a type of Ebony, it came back with traveling daughter from her life in Tanzania
This is a fun top, Sumo wrestlers
See the cut outs on the tops? Launch both tops and they will push and push trying to push each other out of the circle. And they Do!
Isn't she pretty. I had such fun painting her for our youngest grandchild, Natalie.
Yes that's the ballerina's underskirt!
If this seems like a lot of tops it is because we have 10 grandchildren and some fun neighbor kids . I didn't even put in all the photos there are so many! It was a fun month of gift making
papa, Dulce, and Bruno
Zoe and her dad