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Faceplate

The faceplate is used to mount the sides of a traditional fixed axle yo-yo.

 

 

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richard dlugo yoyo faceplate

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Yo-yo Profiles

Here are some popular profiles you can use to help shape your own yo-yo.

 
 

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richard dlugo yo-yo profiles

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Sources of Supply

Here are some vendors for yo-yo kits and supplies. Simply search the web for "yo-yo kits woodturning" to find more.

 
 

Ball bearing, through version that uses small version of pen mandrel

Penn State Industries

Packard Woodworks

Woodturningz

Woodcraft

Rockler

 

 
Other Resources

 

 
 

String it Up

Here are several YouTube links to videos that show the proper ways to string up a yo-yo. YouTube Search term: string a yoyo

Learn how to Replace a Yoyo String

How to String a Yo-Yo - Beginner Yoyo Tutorial

How to Tie a Yo-Yo String and the First Throw