I’ve been carrying a throw in my pocket for the past few months now and decided I might as well make one from scratch in my shop. I’ve got a small machine shop in Southern California, primarily making pocket tools, firearm components and knives. Having extra strings, response pads and bearings its only natural I make the rest from spare aluminum I have laying around the shop.
I currently carry a Summit and love it, but its huge. I want to make a slightly undersize throw that I can keep in my pocket comfortably. Starting with a One Drop 10 Ball bearing and some extra knife components I worked my way from the center out in designing this thing. I’ve never made a yoyo so I’m not exactly sure whats good and whats not, but I took some specs off my favorite throws to get the critical details nailed down and went from there. All shapes and design details are tangent, concentric and overall just flow well with each other. No idea how it will play though!
Diameter - 50mm
Width - 40mm
Gap - 4.1mm
Weight - TBA
Axle - Heat Treated Stainless
Bearing - One Drop 10 Ball ©
Response Pads - CLYW Snow Tires
Last night I turned all the axle components and roughed out the shells. The bores are complete so the entire thing assembles and throws, but it is way too heavy to return. Will be roughing the shapes this evening and hopefully have a working unit shortly after. I’ll be sure to take photos along the way!
I can throw up a section view if anyone is interested. Would love to hear some feedback before I cut the rest of it.