Do you love big bluegill?
I made a few floats from my first crop of ornamental grass/bamboo/reeds I transplanted to my yard summer before last. I painted these but I wish I hadn't, the body material is very slick and the paint doesn't adhere very well. My painting isn't great anyway and having a slick surface didn't help. I will only paint the stems from now on.
Nice. Very nice.
I wondered if bamboo could be used like this.
nice. Right on the knuckle.
DAAM GOOD LOOKING FLOATS KEITH ! YOUR ALWAYS THINKING AHEAD; OF WHAT TO MAKE; PLUS THE MATERIAL NEEDED ! GREAT JOB BUDDY !
KEITH;; IVE FOUND OUT THE HARD WAY;; ANYTTIME I PAINT FLOATS;; I HAVE TO USE EITHER A SPRAY; POLY; OR SOME KIND OF CLEAR COAT;; OR; USE VARNISH TO SEAL THE PAINT ; AND TO KEEP THE PAINT FROM; JUST PEELING OFF. IT ALSO MAKES THE FLOATS; A LITTLE SLICKER FOR THE RUBBER TYPE STOPS
Yeah, I use four coats of varnish on all my floats after painting.
DAMON;; I DIP MY QUILL FLOATS IN VARNISH ALSO;; AND IT USUALLY TAKES 3 DAYS; BEFORE I CAN RE- DIP THEM AGAIN;; THEN; 3 MORE DAYS; TO LET THEM DRY OUT ENOUGH TO HANDLE THEM;; BUT; I ALLOW; 2 TO 4 MORE DAYS; TO LET THEM AIR OUT BETTER;
Those are great. Nice job!
I have put a corn cob float coated with Polyurethane in water on my bench and it floated for over two weeks. So if you keep them dry when you are not using them they should last a long time. If you don't lose them or break them.