Earlier this month I had the pleasure of meeting the crew from Australian Woodwork, a family business that came to life 16 years ago at the Sydney Rocks Markets and now boasts a purpose built Hunter Valley gallery and new online shop. These guys offer a huge selection of handcrafted wooden products, including today’s feature piece, the String-pull Wooden Spinning Top.
The Australian Woodwork String-pull Wooden Spinning Top is turned from Camphor Laurel, and has a brass spinning tip for durability. It is precision turned, and is perfectly balanced, allowing around three minutes of glorious spinning time before a hint of a wobble. I tested this little beauty with a five-year-old and a three-year-old and enjoyed a chorus of “again, again” for the best part of an hour before breakfast called. Click here to see a video of the spinning top in action.
This piece of handcrafted magnificence is the perfect keepsake gift for a special child in your life. It is crafted the old fashion way, with no plastic, or batteries in sight. It’ll last you for generations, and will never go out of style. Seriously, who doesn’t love a spinning top? It’s fun for ALL ages, kids and grown ups alike.
The verdict… Heirloom quality, timeless style!
More handmade goods by Australian Woodwork…
*Blocks pictured in top image are Stack and Scare from Uncommon Goods