Wooden Monarch

Wooden Monarch yo-yos are made of exotic hardwoods, and often come with a coin inlaid. Very beautiful, and very heavy, these yo-yos play very nicely with a great natural wood feel.

Tom Holmes began making these yo-yos in 1988 after being inspired by watching the Smothers Brothers T.V show. He has been selling them on the beach in Santa Barbara since 1990.


To contact Tom for information about his yo-yos please email woodenmonarch@gmail.com

The Process

He starts with select boards and mills them to 5/8 in thickness. He than uses a saw to cut the circles and drills the axels holes. Finally, he put them in his lathe to shape and pollish them to perfection.

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