Take a look at the video on my Facebook page for

by Sherman Anderson on December 26, 2016

Sherman’s Spinning Tops…here you will find three videos of a Zorro top gyroscope spinner made of Bois d’arc or Osage-orange.  It sits absolutely still and spins for a long while. It is available for sale for$19.95 and tax and shipping. Text me on Facebook or to this Contact and I’ll reply.


Where have we been hiding or hanging out?

by Sherman Anderson on December 19, 2016

I confess, I have not attended to this site business this year. As I rearrange my calendar to make more tops I made myself clean up the wood shop to plane some lumber last month for a friend’s project. What’s amusing to me is that it only took two hours. The big shop next to it needed cleanup to make room for the aerial lift and that only took about two hours. I have made 25 new tops in the last week and the displays at Mtn. VIew Tourist Guide are full at 122 W. Main Street in Mountain View, Ark. Come see us and spin tops!


Went to an all day training today for RFKids Camp

May 1, 2016

About 40 people from many walks of life joined mind forces today to train for putting on a one week camp for special kids this summer. I will make tops for each Camper as I did last year.

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“Where have you been all this time?”

April 30, 2016

This line might have been used in a movie. Since time has had me going other directions with wood (tree care) while yearning for free time to run the lathe. The less said the better. Stay tuned patiently for new tops to be made.

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With change in the weather…

March 17, 2015

We all get to spring back to life again. Now that’s exciting and encouraging. I will demo tops at this Saturday at the Calico Rock Visitor Center & Museum from 10 to 4. When you come remind us to show you the two pieces of tree trunk that were a woodpecker’s nest. The Center hosted […]

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Winter makes me feel like a race contestant.

March 1, 2015

When the last horse gets into the gate the bell rings and we’re off to the races. The same is true with greyhound dogs and so it is in track and field events. So many of my shop projects are waiting for winter to end. But many indoor projects have been started and finished because […]

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No tops made but machines get repaired.

February 25, 2015

Weather work and study have been top priorities but he cold weather and storms have sure slowed things for us. My vacuum repairs are caught up, tree work is waiting for safe weather, and Vizio HDTV gets a lot of time.

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Tops vs. Vacuum cleaners

January 17, 2015

A common saying we often hear these days about being resolute to seize an opportunity is: you do what you gotta’ do. My doing for income in recent weeks of frigid weather has shifted from tree service to vacuum cleaner repair. Tomorrow I’ll get a HOOVER Shampooer to repair. I am still working on the […]

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Many small steps in the right direction lead to progress.

January 15, 2015

Tuesday I minded the store for my buddy David Potts while he concentrated on advertising sales and service. Weather has kept me from tree service work in safer conditions and kept tourists off the sidewalks of Mountain View. So I took liberty to clean the store floors better than I have done previously. During the […]

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I am shifting gears to reconditioning and repairing vacuum cleaners.

January 13, 2015

Tops are not selling well and the constant cold winter has dampened opportunities for tree service work so I have switched activity to a long time hobby of repairing and reconditioning vacuum cleaners, nine tackled since November and six finished.

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