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wa-na-be
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Hi all,
First Thank you for any info you give me...

A friend of mine has asked if I could make him a wooden diabolo. This is a type of yo yo. It looks as though it wood be turned as a bowl, which I have never done. I have a shop smith and have turned pen's and some wands, mad a table once. I also do not have a bowl turning adapter, but I believe that the Diabolo that he wants is solid.

Chris
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Not to sound flip, but he could always buy one at a juggling supply place.
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Usually the bowl shape is to cut down the weight. I would think you could turn round stock, scooping out the one end, reverse it do the other and then do your taper in the middle. But then I am not a woodworking guy.

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If your lathe is only equiped with head and tail centers, you may be unable to do this. You'd need a jaw chuck. Finding one that fits your machine may or may not be possible. If you want to upgrade and do lots of turning, you can justify this. If you only want to turn the one Diabolo, it will be an expensive weekend.
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wa-na-be
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George.

Not a problem, he saw a small solid wood unit and was wondering if I could make one for him a bit larger.


Thanks Micheal,
You are correct as it would be around $125 for a 5" jaw chuck for the shopsmith.

Chris
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On 2011-03-06 21:26, wa-na-be wrote:
You are correct as it would be around $125 for a 5" jaw chuck for the shopsmith.

Chris


Then all you have to do is tell your friend that you can make it for $125.00. No problem, he will have is gizmo.
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On 2011-03-06 22:08, wmhegbli wrote:
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On 2011-03-06 21:26, wa-na-be wrote:
You are correct as it would be around $125 for a 5" jaw chuck for the shopsmith.

Chris


Then all you have to do is tell your friend that you can make it for $125.00. No problem, he will have is gizmo.


LOL! And you will have your chuck!
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I have seen them made from two funnels connected together. The ones I saw used duct tape, but you could turn a simple spool with the string groove, and open the outer ends to fit a funnel
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