Come to the NC State Crafts Center this Saturday for our annual Crafts Fair.

I’ve been making tops since I’ve been turning wood.  As a kid I played with them at my Grandmother’s house so they have wonderful associations for me.  I make mine shaped like acorns.  One of my early woodturning teachers was Jake Brubaker.  He was a Menonite minister and made acorn shaped handles on his spice boxes.  He told us that he did this because in the Menonite church the acorn was used as a symbol of hope and renewal.

I’ve been making these this week to get ready for the crafts fair at the NCSU Crafts Center on Saturday from 10 to 5.  They’re $5 each and I should have plenty.  Here’s a little longer video of me making one.

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