Father's Day Yo-Yo

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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 441 days ago

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 441 days ago

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 441 days ago

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

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#4 posted 441 days ago

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 441 days ago

Very cool build Ryan

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 441 days ago

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

Cheers Tony.

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#7 posted 440 days ago

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

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#8 posted 440 days ago

What a fun project! Cool!

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

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#9 posted 440 days ago

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

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#10 posted 440 days ago

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 440 days ago

Great out of the box design, wonderful work.

-- Tom D

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#12 posted 438 days ago

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

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