Do you love big bluegill?
Since I'm unable to fish, I thought I would post a few photos showing what I'm up to with my floats. This first photo shows the materials I'm using: Cans of primer and topcoat, 3/16" rigid aquarium tubing, glass beads from the craft store, some 5/32" hardened drill rod used for a turning mandrel, 1" square balsa blocks, and some split, flat washers and O-rings, used for float weighting.
First, I drive the drill rod through the block, roughly centered:
Chucked up in my old metal lathe, knocking the corners off. No precision needed here:
Well, it's round...approx 1/2" dia.
Now I use a file to shape and smooth, followed by some fine sandpaper.
On to part 2.....