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Re: mrcnja's mods
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2012, 05:35:52 PM »
This is just a tease for what is to come.




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Re: mrcnja's mods
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2012, 05:57:18 PM »
Can't wait!!!

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Re: mrcnja's mods
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2012, 11:27:56 PM »
Like a boss. Bring it!
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Re: mrcnja's mods
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2012, 12:44:18 PM »
This is just a tease for what is to come.





Vibe? Tilt? Wobble?

Wood is pretty and all but paired with metal....ehhh. I remember the jamboo, unfortunately.
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Re: mrcnja's mods
« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2012, 06:20:03 PM »
Not if made properly. Although that does look a little loose-fitting - not sure if it's just not finish cut yet, or an artifact of the photo, or what. Still really want to see what goes down with this!
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Re: mrcnja's mods
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2012, 07:53:57 PM »
I never had any luck with turning wood. Mrcnja is a better modder than me though, so he will probably get it to work.

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Re: mrcnja's mods
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2012, 07:25:18 PM »
Here's what she looks like finished:



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Specs: 59.0mm diameter, 46.7mm width, 65g (guestimated), 4.6mm gap

Mods done: Zombie rims chopped and parted from donor yo-yo. Bearing seat salvaged from the same donor Zombie. Hub was custom made out of padauk. Then everything was polished until it shined.

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Re: mrcnja's mods
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2012, 07:40:34 PM »
Looks Great! How does it play? Any serious Vibe/wobble?

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Re: mrcnja's mods
« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2012, 09:03:44 AM »
Without being tuned, this thing wobbles more than any dubstep track. Tuned well (a feat in itself because this thing is pretty temperamental) it just has a pulsating vibe. It won't win any awards for smoothness, but it is completely playable when tuned.

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Re: mrcnja's mods
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2012, 05:35:58 PM »
That is awesome. Flat out.
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Re: mrcnja's mods
« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2012, 03:35:19 PM »
I've been playing around with different axle systems and came up with this:



50.7mm Diameter
42.0mm Width
3.9mm Gap

It is still light, but it feels heavier than my last all-wood yo-yo.

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Re: mrcnja's mods
« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2012, 04:22:15 PM »
Wow, that is a beautiful piece of art. The golden tone of the oak really complements the rich, dark walnut. IMHO, the colors would go really well with a flush-set brass weight ring.

You know, you should design one with the sides recessed a bit to cut out center weight, and use something like ironwood or lignum vitae. That should get the weight and playability both up.
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Re: mrcnja's mods
« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2012, 04:28:57 PM »
That's really beautiful! The colors are amazing. Can we see a profile shot?

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Re: mrcnja's mods
« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2012, 08:39:48 PM »
Profile view:



Both heavier woods (Lignum Vitae, Cocobolo, Jobillo, etc.) and Delrin have been on my interest list for a while. I've thought about weight rings and they are extremely beautiful, but they add another piece of complexity so they are probably farther out in the design process. What has me really excited about this yo-yo is that I was experimenting with a new axle system and I cut my first bearing seat without messing it up too much. That in and of itself feels a bit like a rite of passage.


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Re: mrcnja's mods
« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2012, 09:22:23 PM »
Nice! what's the bearing seat cut out of? Did you just machine down the axle insert to bearing-seat size? I really like that profile!
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Re: mrcnja's mods
« Reply #35 on: August 12, 2012, 08:18:45 AM »
That is exactly how I did the bearing seat.

Drill hole for axle insert
machine down bearing seat (the innermost part of the seat is steel because of the size of the axle insert)
Success!

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Re: mrcnja's mods
« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2012, 02:10:38 PM »
I made these caps today:



I probably should have put a little more effort into finishing them properly, but these were more of a test run. I may start selling these if there is enough interest.