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Viarco turn it pencil top.

turn it is a wooden top whose axis is a woodcase pencil.

Viarco turn it pencil top.

The packaging tells me that the design is by Miguel Soeiro and was produced by ESAD.CR and Viarco.

Viarco turn it pencil top.

This is a short video showing the top in action. Depending on your browser, it will open inline in a new window, or download as an .mp4 file:

Viarco turn it pencil top.

That was with minimal spin. You can get much more “air time” with practice, and the patterns left by the pencil also become quite intriguing:

Viarco turn it pencil top.

I’m sure a crafty person could build something like this on their own. Do you like it?