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#1

I’ve heard threads about grandpas and fathers making yo-yos themselves…!
Is it really possible to make a fairly good yo-yo or maybe even an incredible one?


(Waylon) #2

Try it and see :slight_smile:


#3

How? Do I make like a wooden shape of a yo-yo, drill holes, put a regular axle in from Ace Store or somethin’?
Put a random bearing in from a hardware store and then put a little of WD40 light lube on it and then get a yo-yo string?


(M.DeV1) #4

In shorthand yes, however it will be more difficult then that.


#5

I made a wooden fixed axel. Not incredible but pretty dang good for a first try homemade. :wink:


#6

Making a serviceable fixed-axle yoyo is easy. Two wooden discs, a hole, and a piece of dowel. You’re done.

Bit of sandpaper helps.


#7

Most people who make their own yoyos own a lathe. It’s pretty darn hard without one. I’ve tried using a 2" dowel + sandpaper and it turned out horribly.


#8

A drill press and a hole saw can get’r done. But I have to admit, I miscalculated something on my last attempt, and a lathe would have solved my issue much more handily. The lathe is the right tool for the job.

But you can do it with a hole saw. :wink:


#9

Yes, Some people make incredible yoyos on their own.
I really don’t see what’s so odd about that.


(M.DeV1) #10

A fine example right here.


#11

Dude, that’s awesome! How does it play?


(Owen) #12

I believe that is one of Landon Balk from 3yo3’s designs.

Landon homemakes his yoyos on a lathe.


#13

I didn’t really like how it played that much. It’s a 3yo3 cosmo. Kinda had that rock on a string feeling.
it was god dang good looking though.
Check out landon’s other throws, he makes some awesome stuff.


#14

My grandpas making me a wood C sized bearing yoyo and a fixed axle on his late this weekend. I’ll tell you how it works out


#15

Please do. I’m thinking of making my own out of wood and leather eventually, and wanna know how this turns out.