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The Second Slice #4: Yo-Yo follow up

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Blog entry by A Slice of Wood Workshop posted 11-20-2012 03:10 PM 3216 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 11-24-2012 04:08 PM

Great follow up. Well done.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#2 posted 12-20-2012 03:39 PM

But does it sleep? Commercial plastic yoyos often have adjustable width, open it up enough and it will sleep, i.e., spin at the bottom of the string. This is how you do tricks. If you have wobble, I suspect you have a weight imbalance, either radially or side to side. Or something is not PERFECTLY centered.

A good yoyo is very hard to turn.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#3 posted 12-22-2012 01:27 AM

Dan- It does not sleep. I’ve played with those yo-yos and they are so fun.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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#4 posted 12-22-2012 01:10 PM

Gotta have the string loose on the axle, else, build with a bearing. Use proper yoyo string, and make sure you just loop it over the axle. In other words, thin string, cut to twice the length you want, folded over the axle.

http://www.yoyoguy.com/PL/1/71/Yo-Yo-String

Look at what this guy does-

http://www.woodturningonline.com/Turning/Turning_content/make_a_ball_bearing_yo-yo.pdf

If you want a couple strings, PM me with your street address, I’ll stick some in an envelope, I have a bunch.

I used to be pretty good, its hell when your arthritis keeps you from throwing your yo.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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