So I got the idea on thursday to make my own yoyo. Went to lowes the next day, got a 2" dowel, some stop nuts, and some bolts
Got home, and started cutting. I sort of used my 888 as a template for how big each wood puck should be.
After a lot of tedious carving away at the edge to make it rounded, and drilling, and cutting out the bearing seat, it was done.
Each side weighs in at 18 grams, and the whole thing put together is 43 grams.
It plays… well, pretty horribly. lol
Has terrible vibe, and I can only get it to sleep 10% of the time, if even that much. But it does return to my hand.
Overall, I don’t think it turned out too bad for a first attempt. Would have been worlds easier if I had a lathe.
2" diameter dowel
8-32 stop nut
YYJ unresponsive bearing
Drill (1/4" drill bit, 1/2" spade bit, 1/8" drill bit)
wood carving knife
60 grit, 220 grit, and 600 grit sandpaper
Also I included some pics of my first case, and my satined 08 888.