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  1. #481
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    Winter Sunshine Ladies and A Bar Of Gold

    Shallow water feather inlay stick floats in balsa and aluminium
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    Float making.-20181210_195348.jpg
    Made these mainly for chub and grayling.....seam to work a treat
    Float making.-20190301_185331.jpg

    These fish were all caught in about a foot of water trotted long hence the need for really visible tips
    Float making.-20190217_122115.jpg

    Float making.-20190216_204336.jpg
    All turned on a wood lathe.
    These have evolved another step since I made the above.
    I will post pics soon.
    Last edited by purplepeanut007; 09-02-2020 at 21:59.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s63 View Post
    The seller I bought this from is showing zero stock, I got lucky, it was the lowest price and genuinely from the UK.

    If you type mini bead lathe into the ebay search dozens of this same machine appear, many masquerade as UK based sellers but clearly aren’t. If I was buying again I’d choose this buyer who offers click and collect which I’d opt for, it is ten quid dearer though but in my mind still worth it.

    24V 96W Mini Lathe Beads Polisher Machine for Wood Woodworking DIY Rotary Tools | eBay
    I managed to find one for £31 , it arrived yesterday and looks the part . I'll be in the shed on Saturday and giving it a proper work out , thanks for the link

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplepeanut007 View Post
    Winter Sunshine Ladies and A Bar Of Gold

    Shallow water feather inlay stick floats in balsa and aluminium
    Float making.-20181210_195025.jpg

    Float making.-20181210_195348.jpg
    Made these mainly for chub and grayling.....seam to work a treat
    Float making.-20190301_185331.jpg

    These fish were all caught in about a foot of water trotted long hence the need for really visible tips
    Float making.-20190217_122115.jpg

    Float making.-20190216_204336.jpg
    All turned on a wood lathe.
    These have evolved another step since I made the above.
    I will post pics soon.
    They look as if they would make good margin pole floats,if the eye is reinforced.

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    The profile very much reminds me of the Dave Harrell Shallow Water Sticks with the wider (and better) tips for visibility where shallow water often means a longer trot.

    I have a couple of sets of those and really rate them.
    Born to mow... Long grass is our enemy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplepeanut007 View Post
    Winter Sunshine Ladies and A Bar Of Gold

    Shallow water feather inlay stick floats in balsa and aluminium
    Float making.-20181210_195025.jpg

    Float making.-20181210_195348.jpg
    Made these mainly for chub and grayling.....seam to work a treat
    Float making.-20190301_185331.jpg

    These fish were all caught in about a foot of water trotted long hence the need for really visible tips
    Float making.-20190217_122115.jpg

    Float making.-20190216_204336.jpg
    All turned on a wood lathe.
    These have evolved another step since I made the above.
    I will post pics soon.
    Do you just make for yourself or sell floats ?

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    Mr Purplepeanut007 .........
    Your floats are unnecessarily and outrageously beautiful..... and I absolutely love them!
    but I would be so gutted to lose one that I''d never dare to put one in the water!

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    One of my pals used them for margin fishing.
    He said they where just the job.

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    Notts Michael,
    They didnt always look like this.
    Like everything you are passionate about......
    Practice, Practice, Practice......

    Ps: i have lost loads.......lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplepeanut007 View Post
    One of my pals used them for margin fishing.
    He said they where just the job.
    Did he try them as self cocking paste floats in the margins due to aluminium stem and weight of paste, ? Or for big bait use ,?

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    That's the beauty of making your own...

    If you have a set of cherished, shop bought floats and the worst happens there will likely come a day when you can no longer replace it, unlike making your own and then you just knock up another.

    I will admit to rather not having to make replacements, but I know i'll never have an incomplete set or be without a favourite
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