Who wants either a cheap throw?
Or 5$ to email me details directions on making string.
Can pay more for a detailed tutorial
Couldn’t find anything worthy on YouTube. Anyways if anyone is down please let me know.
Who wants either a cheap throw?
There’s no need to pay anyone. we’re a friendly bunch who would do it for free
it’s pretty simple. Basically:
- Get your thread. Any thread will work, experiment! polyester, cotton, etc etc
- Have some kind of a hook or nail, and a drill with a J shaped bit. (you can use a bent paperclip, coat hanger, anything. Just as long as it’s kind of hook shaped)
- run the thread back and forth between the hook, and your drill. I generally do this 6 times (so 12 strands total) Make sure it’s not too short. Your finished product will probably be about 1/2-1/3 the length you started at. About 10 feet is usually good.
- Turn on the drill (or a rotary tool would work too) for as long as you want. The longer you go, the heavier/whippier your string will be, but the faster you’ll add tension. The shorter you go, the lighter/floatier your string will be, but with better tension.
- once you’ve spun your string the desired amount, tie off both ends. Doesn’t matter if it’s a clean know, you’ll be cutting it off anyway. Just make sure it doesn’t get unraveled
- Tie the two ends together, and put a yoyo on the string. Make sure the string isn’t bunched up at all.
- Let the yoyo dangle from the string while holding where you tied the knots. This will cause the string to twist together
- Cut the string to your desired length, and use it!
You don’t actually have to tie off the ends at step 5 or 6, but I just find that it makes it easier.
If for whatever reason that video doesn’t suffice, I can try to record a video tomorrow.
Good tutorial, Jake Ellitot can make 100 strings on an hour I think he said.
That is with a string rig.
40-60 is about the general average with a string rig. Since I’ve been doing 1 color strings, I’m averaging about 55 an hour currently.
Also, to the OP, I reccomend to learn that you go to Walmart and buy one of the big spools of polyester serging thread. It comes in basic colors (nothin’ fancy), and costs like $2.20 for 2000 yards or something like that. That is plenty of thread to learn on. I recomend 6 “wraps” (or 12 lengths, a wrap meaning down and back, and a length just meaning down). That will get you an average sized string
Wow people can make 50-60 strings in a hour but charge 4-6 for 10? How much is the materials? Is colored poly more expensive?
You guys are all great tho really appreciate all the help I don’t have much time to make string but also don’t like spending 4-7 per 10 strings so I usually just buy 100pks of kitty and buy like 2 to 3 packs per order when I do order. I like string lab type 1 anyone have anything that might be similar?
Let me know via PM if someone is willing to make strings constantly but charge a lower rate ill become a consistent customer but would be looking for someone who could provide a semi thin poly string Im not a fan of the thick stuff that’s slick and doesn’t stay on your finger
Hey big Yoyo
I was sent a sample of your guys’ string I also really enjoyed the type 1, it’s great. What’s the cost on that? I received a sample pack,
Type 1 loose
And silk something (it was green and silky looking)
The two different type 1s are nice
It really depends on the string. Some strings cost me $.18 to make, others less. However, when people buy fancy yoyo string, their paying for time mostly.
And skills required. It takes a long time to figure out how to make high quality string with unique characteristics.
It costs me little, only around a nickel, then add in my time, postage, custom-printed stickers and packaging, and a little something for myself and that is how you get a 5 dollar price tag. Also, the higher price keeps the orders down. Imagine if you made that same string but charged 2 dollars. You would be bombarded with orders and would have to turn people down, which is wrong in my opinion.
Yeah that makes sense I understand.
Could you offer better numbers for bulk orders??
Generally, you do. I’m pretty sure I cut out about 25% of the price for a 100 pack
Yup, same here. Any order above 3 packs gets 10%, 10+ packs gets 25%
What’s the number on a bundle of 10? So I can figure out the math.