Thought this may be of some interest to you guys
first of all id like to say my knowledge of yoyos is very limited!
It all started a few months back when a neigbough of mine popped around asking if i could Re thread a yoyo for him. knowing i have my own machine shop a deal was done for a packet of chocolate biscuits
Since then every weekend hes been back with fresh packet of biscuits lol
to date ive made him about 6 Titanium axles,put in about 6 friction grooves and re-threaded about 10 of his yoyos!
I never really thought much about yoyos but did a google search a few nights ago!!!
Im hooked lol.
After he came around this morning for some weighted rings,i begin telling him hed got me hooked!
I Mentioned i thought itd be cool to make a yoyo from scratch,within about 30 seconds hed ran home and came running back into my shop with a mountain of drawings!
After a quick sketch we decided on a design,nothing to fancy or complex just yet lol.
so that is how i ended up here, ill stop talking now and post some pics of what ive done this evening
Any comments advice will be appricated
some 7075 aluminium blanks
In the lathe ready to go
Centre drilled, drilled 4mm through then rough drilled ready to be bored out
front face cleaned up
first step machined
Angle and bottom finished
excess material removed to finished Diameter
radiused to remove the sharpe edge
and thats as far as i got, ready to be turned around and have the other side turned down then bearing seats and friction grooves machined
ill update as i do more ;D