My purpleheart fixed axle bruiser needs response! Looking for advice.


#1

Looking for advice on what kind of response I should make for my not-yet-assembled purpleheart fixed axle yoyo. It is 58mm in diameter, will be around 38mm in width, and is already 71g without the axle! Crop circles like OUT? Two penny gap? I thought about doing something different like using a nail set to punch shallow holes around the axle.The axle will be walnut. Hopefully it will end up smooth when assembled but we’ll see.

Ideas? Picture below.


#2

Sent it to me and have it recessed for silicone? haha


(rizkiyoist) #3

Nooo don’t ruin a classic wooden feel with modern chemical stuff… sigh kids these days ;D

Just an idea, if you have a drill press, maybe draw some dots with a marker in star shape, then drill each dot so that it’s technically a ‘starburst’.


#4

I like the starburst idea. Last night I punched some “six shooter” holes in some test walnut halves which was actually quite similar to your idea. I might go with that but drilled instead of punched.

I want to make sure there’s enough response to avoid a massive thud on the throw, but not so much that I get whacked too easily with unexpected 71g returns.


#5

When I made my homemade one I did very similar to what OUT does. It works pretty well. I do like the starburst idea though! :slight_smile:


#6

Can you do some kind of indexing with your lathe? I mean can you chuck it up and mark off every 60 degrees? I have not done it myself but that sounds like the way to get the dimples dead nutz.

If you don’t do anything and just press fit it all together with a dowel and some glue, shouldn’t that be enough?


#7

Not really, but it’s really not necessary to get it dead nuts. I don’t think OUT indexes his response holes.

So I did drill the holes but the yoyo is still too heavy and because it was so wide and heavy it vibes like crazy. I can’t say I wasn’t warned. I got lazy in making it slimmer because the purpleheart is so tough. Actually my chuck was destroyed by by first half and I had to remake it. I also remember having some issues with the chuck getting jarred out of place which could have contributed.

Here is a picture of the response before assembly.


#8

Roger that. Those still look like some really cool halves.