Yo Yo Yo, where my Yo Yo at?

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Project by Bertha posted 05-13-2012 04:06 PM 2698 views 6 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a yo yo for a colleague of mine. Wood is cocobolo, 2 1/2×5/8”. Mechanism is from Penn State. Finish is sand up to 2000, 1/4lb clear shellac, and Renaissance wax. Ball bearing mechanism is pretty well made. Thanks for looking!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#1 posted 05-13-2012 04:13 PM

this must be
the yo yo of yo dreams

never knew they got this far
with bearings and all

nicely done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-13-2012 04:14 PM

good looking yo-yo

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 05-13-2012 04:19 PM

Got to be a first Al. A yo-yo makes a yo-yo :-)
Nice looking toy, love the wood selection.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#4 posted 05-13-2012 04:22 PM

Yo Go! fun project,looks cool.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 05-13-2012 04:26 PM

Nice, now will it walk the dog?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#6 posted 05-13-2012 04:36 PM

for a colleague? Its ok you like yo-yo’s Al.

I do like the way you used the color. Nice job on your colleague’s yo-yo. <wink-wink>

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#7 posted 05-13-2012 04:41 PM

It looks great Al. The motive for its creation is a testament to your character. Good show.

-- ~Tony

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#8 posted 05-13-2012 04:42 PM

so today is the perfect day for this and for all jocks out there, to say hey…...yo…yo mama, i love you more then ever mom, and for us older kids here, man did we have fun with our yo yo’s… its a hand held computer game, no fun in that….....but we sure did enjoy showing our different yo yo’s… hey al…...yo da man… made something really cool…......and yo did a great job, , so you have a great day…..and if you feel like it, go out back in that big yard of yo’s….and yodel something good….:)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 05-13-2012 04:53 PM

That’s one upscale yo-yo, Bro!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 05-13-2012 04:54 PM

yo yo yo bros, thanks fo yo comments!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#11 posted 05-13-2012 04:58 PM

Round the world ?.... really classy Yo Bro ! I’m envious !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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#12 posted 05-13-2012 05:31 PM

Well made Al, u da yo yo Man

Your colleague will appreciate your efforts. Thanks for posting.

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#13 posted 05-13-2012 05:33 PM

Yo, yo, yippee yi yo! Ball bearings, eh? That’s getting pretty fancy.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#14 posted 05-13-2012 05:42 PM

Sweet yo yo!............Jim

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

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#15 posted 05-13-2012 05:44 PM

That is fantastic

So great a choice of woodgrain

It must look neat spinning, a film clip would be great :)

This takes me back….........................


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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