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Since I'm unable to fish,broken heart 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.....

 

 

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Comment by Queeny on March 9, 2015 at 4:58am
Great ideal

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