|Papa Frank's Woodworking
Using a CD to make a spinning top is considered cheating by some woodturners but it makes an absolutely fantastic spinning top. Each Christmas the Inland Northwest Woodturners collect spinning tops to give to the children in the local hospitals. However, we first have a spinning contest at the December meeting. In December 2007 my spinning top, made with a CD, was the longest spinning top.
And the child who received it didn't care that it was "mixed media."
Here's a page I put together on how to make three different types of spinning tops: How to Make Spinning Tops