@100Love , those are all really great ideas! This was just a stock font, so I might have to try some sort of design software to tweak it. I imagine the stump in the center of the yo-yo face with the words wrapping around it could look cool
Anyone have suggestions on free or cheap software to create customized logo text?
Also, this is just one of a handful of ideas so we’ll have to see how they all look on an actual yo-yo.
To edit vector art, I’d try Inkscape though there might be something newer. The industry standard is Adobe Illustrator and there’s another non-free package from Affinity software that’s much cheaper to buy than even a month or two of Illustrator.
This imperial was a special request to match the butterfly. I like how it turned out.
Nice Imperial shape, @vegabomb. Imperial shape is one of the nicest looking and feeling in the hand IMO. Beats even the Bloodcell/RBC.
Looks gorgeous, and like it would be a joy to hold. Amazing work.
That is some fine, hand-crafted goodness @vegabomb
I made a maple harbinger with a hand turned yellow birch axle. It looks better in daylight.
@Glenacius_K It looks so smooth and beautiful! Well done.
More experiments with engravings
I prefer the small round timber. JMHO.
If you make a version covered in squirrels and acorns, put me down as a heck-yes.
These look really clean! I’m surprised at how much fine detail the engraver can get into the wood.
Yeah, who would have thought my magnifying glass and the sun could be so precise!
What kind of laser engraver did you get? This is something I have considered looking into in the past, but never got off the starting line.
Glen and I use NEJE. Pretty inexpensive and does the job well. Not certain what Eric got but I’m interested.
Same. It’s an NEJE DK-8-KZ
Better pictures taken outside.
Another not yoyo.
I made a couple of pill kendamas from garden stakes I bought from my local hardware store. Not bad for junk timber!