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.