Father's Day Yo-Yo

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Project by Ryan Haasen posted 06-17-2013 03:13 AM 1554 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this Yo-Yo as a father’s day gift for my dad. He claims to have been really good at it when he was younger and after he put it to work, he can still pull off some pretty cool tricks! I made the wood blank for the two sides by cutting various species of wood at random angles to create an original design. I used maple, walnut, cherry, zebrawood, padauk, bloodwood and purpleheart. I bought a yo-yo hardware kit from Lee-Valley, which was easy to use and from my knowledge, high quality. It was a fun little project to make, and I plan on making a couple more in the future.

Happy Father’s Day!

-- Ryan

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#1 posted 06-17-2013 03:15 AM

Now that is a really cool yo yo and a very unique gift. Excellent work!

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 06-17-2013 03:40 AM

As a father I would have loved this gift of my past. Great job. Did your dad tell you, IF IT ISN’T A DUNCAN, IT ISN’T A YO-YO? lol. ask him

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

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#3 posted 06-17-2013 04:00 AM

Beautiful design and who wouldn’t love YoYo for a gift?

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#4 posted 06-17-2013 04:50 AM

G’Day Ryan, Wow and wow….what a beaut looking yo-yo you’ve made for your dad….
I’ll be watching for the you-tube link to see how he does it.
The colours and mix of the timbers is superb, very well done.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 06-17-2013 06:55 AM

Very cool build Ryan

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 06-17-2013 07:33 AM

Wooww a beautiful job, I bet your Dad was happy to receive it. Congratulation.

Cheers Tony.

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#7 posted 06-17-2013 10:30 AM

Cool looking Yo-yo Ryan and nice gift…So glad Dad can still do the tricks…

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#8 posted 06-17-2013 01:48 PM

What a fun project! Cool!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#9 posted 06-17-2013 01:58 PM

Great job guy. I bet your dad will love it.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#10 posted 06-17-2013 04:10 PM

That looks great. Now I have something else to add to my to do list.

-- Couldn't think of anything clever. I LIKE WOOD

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#11 posted 06-18-2013 01:17 AM

Great out of the box design, wonderful work.

-- Tom D

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#12 posted 06-19-2013 08:06 PM

Great looking yo-yo! Like the shape, wood colors and the finish. A real special gift for Dad.

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