Recently I have converted to using a lathe to make my yoyos. In the past I have used the router, but I wanted my creativity to be opened up more.
I’m interested to hear how you chuck your yoyo halves to the lathe. I have found that screwing a block of wood to the faceplate, turning it and necking it down to a few mm smaller than the yoyo half diameter works well. I just scrape the end of it dead flat, put some double sided tape on it and butt a yoyo half blank up to it with the live centre. It stays firmly when I back the tailstock away again.
Share some of your methods. I’m always interested to hear what other people do.