Kindly made for us by Alan Cooper - these precision made hand crafted toys and great
to play with and educational too.
These spinning tops used for pass times by Victorians are made from off cuts of wood.
The colours of the wood & grain may vary so the photos are only examples. Blue tac
a coloured design on the topic and watch the patterns
Great for showing FORCES in science too!
By threading the string through the spindle (a push) and then by PULLING the string
(tension)- the top spins and balances well. Defying Gravity until it slows down
or stops. Anything that spins will balance better and so this
toy high lights that wonderfully.