Yo-yo's are great items of amusement. We hesitate to call them toys as they can be very complex and take years to learn all the different moves you can make with one. But they can be toys too! I can't imagine any young person who wouldn't want one to own and play with!
They are also wonderful turning projects. They can be one-piece or two-piece and can be as plain as a single piece of wood or as fancy as your imagination!
|Make a Wooden Yo-Yo|
By: Alex Harris
Alex shows us how to make a yo-yo. He presents the information in a no-nonsense way so it's easy to follow along.
|Turning a Yo-Yo or Spinning Top|
By: Ernie Conover
This article gives you photo tutorials for two projects: a yo-yo and a top. Both a fun toys and great gifts.
|The Ups and Downs of Spinning Wood|
By: Richard Dlugo
In this AAW reprint, Richard shares with us how to turn a yo-yo. This details tutorial covers all your choices including materials, mechanical choices and different profiles. Then Richard explains the mounting choices for ball-bearing kits before explaining how to make your own.
|How to make a Ball Bearing Yo-Yo|
By: Matthew Owen
Matt starts his photo tutorial explaining how he learned about yo-yo's and how he eventually got into making them. Matt's yo-yo design is based on a ball bearing spindle. He explains why the ball bearing is superior for yo-yo quality and the ability to do tricks with them.
|Fun and Fancy Yo-Yo Woodworking Plan |
By: Wood Magazine
Are cutoffs of exotic wood collecting dust in your shop? Here’s your chance to transform a few pieces into an eye-catching toy. The plan includes a source for a kit that includes a special mandrel that make turning one child’s play.
This set of plans comes from Wood Magazine and consists of 3 pages.
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