Making a Yo-Yo

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Project by AlexHarris posted 465 days ago 1037 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few months back someone asked me if I would make a Yo-Yo, so here is my take on the project.

Here is a link to more about the Yo-Yo over on my website:

Be sure to let me know what you think!

-- Alex -

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#1 posted 465 days ago

Looks like a fun project!! Thanks for posting. I really like your ban saw, is it made entirely out of wood? ;)

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#2 posted 465 days ago

Yes the bandsaw is almost all wood with a couple of exceptions. It was designed by Matthias Wandel, plans for which are available at

-- Alex -

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#3 posted 465 days ago

Very cool, Thank you!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#4 posted 465 days ago

It looks like it would be a fun project. Thanks for posting.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 465 days ago

Yes ladies and gentlemen, you too can own an Alex Harris hand made yoyo, and become a yoyo champion like Tom Smuthers (of the Smothers Brothers fame)
Be the first on your block to impress your freinds, and bruise your face with an Alex Harris hand made yoyo … But wait that’s not all …
All kidding aside, that is a great job on an almost forgotten toy that we all had to have when we were kids, and to own a Duncan Sleeper, well wow you were a trickster for sure …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#6 posted 464 days ago

Hey Alex this is a great yo-yo, awesome job. Thanks for posting and well done.

-- Tim, Sydney Australia,,

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#7 posted 464 days ago

I have made several and find that BALANCED sides are essential for a good action. Nice job Alex.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 464 days ago


-- --"We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in...some of us just go one god further" Richard Dawkins

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#9 posted 464 days ago

I love It!!! Nice Work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#10 posted 463 days ago

Thank you for sharring. Nice project and film. I also like your own www side.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#11 posted 460 days ago

Awesome yo-yo! Brings back great memories but yours is way better than the plastic ones. Love it and also the band saw.

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#12 posted 460 days ago

Thanks for posting Alex, good job!

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