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Yes, I think it was. I have mislaid my copy, but it was a well writen book. the author made a dipping mechanism made from the works of an old cookoo clock.
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That's the one. I followed his design exactly but I used a digital watch instead. I use it for very small pole floats.
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Ha, ha. I thought he wrote a good book especially as he wasn't a professional writer. The paint finishes he used seemed very interesting too. He floated different coloured oil paints on the surface of a container filled with water to achieve a mottled effect.
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That is indeed from Bill Watsons Floatmaking Manual, an excellent book for starting float making and very practical, one of a few books designed for float makers.
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Can you put the full title etc.... of the book on this thread and i will see if i can find a copy.
many thanks.

I would love to have a go at making my own floats etc.... it`s the whipping that worries me.I have tried whipping thread on a pencil but just don`t seem to get the hang of it !!!
Practice makes perfect i suppose.

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Is this the book ?

The Float Makers Manual, by Bill Watson.
published by Earnest Benn,25 new street square, london,in 1978.

Here's a link to the above book on Amazon :

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That looks like it mate.
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I know sod all about Float Making, but i do know how to use Google
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That is the very book that your looking for, other books to look for are the Billy lane series.

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The Float Makers Manual, by Bill Watson.
published by Earnest Benn,25 new street square, london,in 1978.

Here's a link to the above book on Amazon :

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss?...+makers+manual
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I have just bought another copy £4.25 off of Amazon.
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