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    Just Yo-yos.....

    Well I made another one, this one is out of Sakura, for my youngest daughter, Mizuki........

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    They are sure hard to do, you really have to work at keeping the two halves the same size and shape etc.

    But I'm sure it will be enjoyed!

    Cheers!
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    WOW Stu. That looks great.

    You mention "another one". I missed the first one I guess?

    Nice job.
    Thanks, Mark.

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    One very fortunate young lady that Mizuki!

    Nicely done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rios View Post
    WOW Stu. That looks great.

    You mention "another one". I missed the first one I guess?

    Nice job.
    I made one for my nephew, I can't remember if I put it up or not....?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    I made one for my nephew, I can't remember if I put it up or not....?
    Not.

    What are you using for the spindle? pre-bought dowel, or are you turning it also? How does the mass compare to a commercial yo-yo?

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    Did that little yo yo come from this?

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mulder View Post
    Not.

    What are you using for the spindle? pre-bought dowel, or are you turning it also? How does the mass compare to a commercial yo-yo?
    Not eh...

    Maybe I'm turning Blonde like Vaughn..........

    I'll see if I have a pic still.....

    Pre-bought Dowel............ PRE-BOUGHT DOWEL..........

    I'll show you a "PRE-BOUGHT DOWEL".............


    That is what I call a "pre-bought dowel"

    The yo-yo works great, you can sleep it with ease!

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Young View Post
    Did that little yo yo come from this?

    http://familywoodworking.org/public_...5&d=1165814859
    Told you they are a lot of work to get exactly right
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    Stu, looks like you're having some ups-and-downs Cool looking yo-yo. That was one big dowel you turned down. Bet it left a lot of shavings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Pre-bought Dowel............ PRE-BOUGHT DOWEL..........

    I'll show you a "PRE-BOUGHT DOWEL".............
    Errrr, I'll just go sit in a corner and feel inadequate then...

    seriously, when you mentioned the difficulty in keeping the two sides the same, I assume you were making it like the other yo-yo's I've seen : two separate sides, joined via a dowel, like this kit from LVT.
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    But now it sounds like you turned this in one piece. Is that right?
    Hmm, I wonder which way is stronger. The other way you get long grain going along the plane of the sides, but also going through the length of the dowel. If you turn it in once piece, are you... Hmm, I looked at your photo and it looks like your grain goes along the plane of the disks, so wouldn't that make the spindle weak, if it is one piece? (Hey, I'm no turner, but I do know a few things about grain strength)

    later, eh,
    ...art

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