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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 10-10-2016 09:11 PM 654 views 0 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have a toy making competition coming up in Nov., so I thought I’d get a head start on my entry.
These are two ball bearing yo yo’s made with hard maple burl. They are about 2” in diameter and each half is within a gram of each other. One has a turquoise inlay and they are both finished with EEE and Shellawax..

Cheers, Jim

we have a

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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Sonofabeech

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#1 posted 10-10-2016 09:15 PM

Nice work jim, real eye candy that maple burl, i turned yoyos in the past but never one with bearings, good idea, good project for the future. Cheers

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 10-10-2016 09:21 PM

SUPER COOL!

I hadn’t the workings of a shop made YO YO before!

Do these yoyo’s work like a really GOOD yoyo? Can make it Sleep, etc.?

How did you buy the hardware? Individually from a hardware store or what?

Very nice!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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luv2learn

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#3 posted 10-10-2016 09:54 PM

Nicely done Jim. Your projects are always first class.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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sedcokid

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#4 posted 10-10-2016 09:55 PM

I’ve not made a yo yo either Jim, I’m certain that if you made them they work well. Does it make a differance on the diameter of the bearing and looks like you used cord from a plumb-bob, how long is the cord?

Yours are very very beautiful, nice work!!
Chuck

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Andy

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#5 posted 10-10-2016 09:58 PM

Very good looking yo-yos Jim. I dont know how much you have messed around with the bearing design but they might work better with a bearing with a smaller outside diameter. I would be interested to see the results. Nice work though!

-- Andy Smith https://www.etsy.com/shop/xrayhardwoods

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GR8HUNTER

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#6 posted 10-10-2016 09:58 PM

yo yo’s with bearings in them what will we come up with next ? there is a lot of talent here ….......2 COOL …........ GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Bob Collins

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#7 posted 10-10-2016 10:55 PM

Your always coming up with something different to the norm Jim, real nice work on the finish and the inlay.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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lew

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#8 posted 10-10-2016 11:19 PM

Those are some beauties, Jim! Bet that turquoise one looks coll while spinning!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 10-11-2016 12:03 AM

The butterfly design is very popular Jim. I believe the ball bearing types by Duncan are their best sellers these days.
Very nicely done with the burl and turquoise. I shouldmake one and give it a try, its been awhile since I gave one a whirl.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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BobWemm

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#10 posted 10-11-2016 01:37 AM

Very cool Jim.
Love the shape.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Todd Barrone

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#11 posted 10-11-2016 02:10 AM

I love your work, pretty neat.

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneFarm

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oldnovice

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#12 posted 10-11-2016 02:21 AM

Just gorgeous Jim!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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peteg

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#13 posted 10-11-2016 02:29 AM

boy these babies will roll forever Jim with the ball bearings, I remember the fun as a kid playing with one of these for hours, great post Bud
cheers
Pete
( a bit fancy mate :: )))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Festus56

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#14 posted 10-11-2016 02:58 AM

Great job Jim. I think you just re-invented the yo-yo !

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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CFrye

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#15 posted 10-11-2016 03:12 AM

Mighty pretty toys, Jim!

-- God bless, Candy

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