Show some wooden yoyos you've made

(Spinworthy Glen) #285

Excellently. Super smooth feel and response.

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(Gethin) #286

Oooh

#287

How did you drill out the response holes?

(Spinworthy Glen) #288

You don’t. The endgrain on the inside of the gap is enough to provide good response.

#289

Interesting how that is enough to provide good response. Must have been tricky to get the gap just right.

(Spinworthy Glen) #290

Yeah, it’s a little tricky.

#291

Do you just use a thin parting tool to nug down the gap to the right depth and width? I haven’t tried a single piece one yet.

(Spinworthy Glen) #292

Yes, I used 1/16" parting tool. I use a 1/8" to get the taper, too.

I have never found a tutorial on how to make a true one piece yoyo. I just had to try it for myself.

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(Spinworthy Glen) #293

I’m currently testing a new method to provide good response in any of my wooden fixed axles without drilling holes.

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(Spinworthy Glen) #294

If you try one, make sure you use a blank in spindle orientation, not cross grain.

(Spinworthy Glen) #295

Made a maple Harbinger and a European beech Ballsy.

These have a new tweaked response I’ve been working in to further improve reliability. It’s working really well.

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#296

Can you boomerang it?

(LJ) #297

Yes. Can’t do anything with it after that though lol.

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(Spinworthy Glen) #298

Going to refurbish an old yoyo I made before Spinworthy days. My yoyos had a myriad of problems back then and this one exhibits them all.

Problems:

  • Made using a router instead of a lathe. Halves have marks on the rims from compression from the router bit bearing caused by pushing the halves too hard into it.
  • Router speed and/or feed rate too low causing burn marks.
  • Entire yoyo sanded with a sandpaper of a low grit.
  • Poorly fitted axle
  • Axle made of a wood that is too soft
  • Axle glued in using too much glue, causing squeeze-out into the gap of the yoyo.
  • Axle glued with a poor grade of PVA
  • Axle is elliptical
  • Axle is poorly cut
  • Centre highlight is off centre
  • Sequins in the centre highlight stacked unevenly and too high.
  • Centre highlight not polished with a fine enough grade of micromesh.

I’ll post another picture of it after I’ve fixed it up.

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(Spinworthy Glen) #299

Here is the same yoyo with all of the above problems fixed to standard I am happy with.

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#300

Just browsed the whole thread, and this is some truly remarkable stuff.

Well done!

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(Spinworthy Glen) #301


Not wood, but I’m about to turn some Survivalists for a local plastics engineering place. I wanted a quote to buy some plastic, but instead they said that if I make them 4 Survivalists, I can have some for free! Nice people!

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(Spinworthy Glen) #302

What do you do if you need a tool that isn’t available? You make it! I made this tiny 1/4" bedan to level out and clean up the recesses where the guts and caps sit in my unresponsives. It’ll do nicely.

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(Spinworthy Glen) #332

Made an Oak Harbinger yesterday. Oak Harbingers are the most standard yoyo I make, but one of my favourites.

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