Making a Wood Ball bearing yoyo, any ideas?


#1

I have a lathe and all the tools, I am aiming for a dv888 type shape, but with out the outside dug out. It will use a size c bearing with grindmachine size spacers. What kind of response should I use. Will a TMBR style response work. or tmbr syle filled with silicon. http://images.ecwid.com/images/645058/22831544.jpg


#2

I’m not sure what to tell you, but I am sure interested to see it when you’re finished!


#3

That style of response only works on small gaps that already have a decent bit of friction in the system: yo-yos like the YoYoJam Aquarious and various TMBR models. If you are going to be using a large gap and C bearing, you are going to need a much better response system. Just cut a silicone groove; they’re quick, easy, and work very well.


#4

thanks, that is all I needed to know


#5

I think I might try an o-ring response


#6

That would be too snaggy.


#7

will kpads stick to wood


#8

Most likley, yes.


#9

Subbed!


#10

Ummm, not really.


#11

I think a DV888 sized yoyo made of wood would be too light. I’d love to see a normal weighted unresponsive wood yoyo.


#12

Jason, don’t you have that Wolff yoyo?


#13

the weight without axle bearing or spacers is currently 50 grams, I might consider adding some wire in a channel that I would have to cut


#14

I thought he meant black o-rings like on the Classic or Big Yo.


#15

if u cut them in half they work good unresponsive


#16

There’s no reason it shouldn’t work, but remember that wood can easily be destroyed with rough strings and wood compresses and expands


#17

He probably does. My answer is still the same.


#18

I do and I love it thanks again Dana. :slight_smile:

I’d love another unresponsive wood though!


#19

I was just thinking some gut shots of that might help this thread out. That yoyo is perfect and can really show what can be done in the wood/ball bearing bracket. That’s all.