Show some wooden yoyos you've made



(Spinworthy Glen) #165

Hopefully going to turn this delicious laminated white oak/wenge wood into a killer unresponsive.

(Spinworthy Glen) #166

Made the first half of my white oak/
Wenge unresponsive. My plan was to make it wide (just over 46mm) to see how far I could push it within the bounds of acceptable vibe. I laminated the wenge with the white oak to make the outer rims denser than the rest.

I’ll make the other half this week hopefully. I predict huge, unplayable vibe!

(André Boulay) #167

Wow - that is amazing looking! :heart_eyes:

(Spinworthy Glen) #168

Wobbly. A shame, because this is the best performing and feeling yoyo I’ve ever made. Never mind. :neutral_face:

(Spinworthy Glen) #169

Made this one from spotted gum a couple of days ago. It’s a super smooth yoyo with a good play-feel.

It’s my last unresponsive because I’ve run out of metal guts. If I sell this one, I’ll be able to purchase some more.

(ChrisFrancz) #170

Very nice! Beautiful even. That you could make a yoyo yourself seriously impresses me. You can literally make a yoyo with the exact specs you want and that is awesone.

(Spinworthy Glen) #171

Revived this one out of some failed halves in my scrap box where the axle holes were drilled inaccurately. I bored larger holes over them accurately and now it’s perfect.

I’m experimenting with 7mm axles intead of 6.35mm (1/4"). I found that people who really abuse my yoyos by constant hard hits to the ground have managed to snap the axles after a while, so that extra .65mm makes it a lot stronger.

I thought I’d burn the full Spinworthy logo onto this one rather than the SW. I think its OK for a change.

This one is made entirely out of zebrawood. I turned the axle out of zebrawood, too.


ooo fancy laser cut logo! How’d you do that?

(Spinworthy Glen) #173

With a .jpg file of the design and a small laser engraver.

(Spinworthy Glen) #174

Spun up a nice, all maple Harbinger today. I’ll put it on the BST tomorrow.

(ChrisFrancz) #175

That is truly beautiful!

(Spinworthy Glen) #176

Just turned a Spinworthy Victrola for Hans Van Dan Elzen (hope I spelled that correctly).

Thanks for the name Victrola @Myk_Myk. I think I’ll stick with it! :grinning:


He’s gonna love it! :heart_eyes:

(Spinworthy Glen) #178

I hope so! When you hand make something and people don’t like it, it can sometimes feel a bit personal.

This is actually v2 of the Victrola. The rims are a little smaller, the steps are a little less aggressive and it’s a bit smoother.


looks great!


Great work, @Glenacius_K ! All your yo-yos look so good! Do you have any videos of the process? I love watching things like that.

(Spinworthy Glen) #181

I’d love to film it one day. I need a tripod or something for my phone.

(Spinworthy Glen) #182

Not a wooden yoyo, but I thought I’d try something different. I’m experimenting with a super resilient engineering plastic called UHMWPE.

It’s really weird to turn, basically produces loads of silly string, lol. What’s great is that is has no grain orientation so you can cut it in any direction using any tool you want.

Pretty excited about this yoyo. It can really withstand extreme stuff. I’m going to call this Harbinger the 'Survivalist edition. I hope it turns out well.

(Spinworthy Glen) #183

Here it is. It’s a super smooth player.