Show some wooden yoyos you've made

@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.

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Fusion 360 maybe.

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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.

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This imperial was a special request to match the butterfly. I like how it turned out.

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Nice Imperial shape, @vegabomb. Imperial shape is one of the nicest looking and feeling in the hand IMO. Beats even the Bloodcell/RBC.

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Looks gorgeous, and like it would be a joy to hold. Amazing work.

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That is some fine, hand-crafted goodness @vegabomb

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I made a maple harbinger with a hand turned yellow birch axle. It looks better in daylight.


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@Glenacius_K It looks so smooth and beautiful! Well done.

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More experiments with engravings

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I prefer the small round timber. JMHO.

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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.

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Yeah, who would have thought my magnifying glass and the sun could be so precise!

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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.

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Glen and I use NEJE. Pretty inexpensive and does the job well. Not certain what Eric got but I’m interested.

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Same. It’s an NEJE DK-8-KZ

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This is the best deal I found:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/NEJE-DK-8-KZ-1500mW-405nm-Print-Engraving-Carving-Machine-High-Speed-Mini-USB-Engraver-Carver-Automatic-DIY/978241730

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Better pictures taken outside.

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Thank you!

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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!

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