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  1. #601

    Default Re: Float making.

    Quote Originally Posted by purplepeanut007 View Post
    Inverted Glow In The Dark Porcupine Quill.

    I have been meaning to make one of these floats for a while but just never got round to it.

    Well, I have had plenty of time in the last few weeks and made the float below.

    Another one to add to my close range arsenal of floats.

    Click the link for the full write up and glow in the dark pics.

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    Hi do you hand paint these floats ? They look amazing

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    Default Re: Float making.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paste paul View Post
    These remind me of the old Ivan marks pacemaker float...... a shouldered trotting float with a fine tip.....
    Here's a Pacemaker. I was a great fan of these floats in the mid to late 70s but they fish differently to my Avon floats.

    Float making.-b14-assorted-floats_img_9941-pacemaker.jpg

  3. #603

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Wintle View Post
    Here's a Pacemaker. I was a great fan of these floats in the mid to late 70s but they fish differently to my Avon floats.

    Float making.-b14-assorted-floats_img_9941-pacemaker.jpg
    That’s the one...... yes they do look different more of a balsa float not much stem.......nice one

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    Well that's done, and thanks Aknib, a bit of perseverance and your tip about using whippings came in handy;it did make a neater line for the eye than my dodgy painting. I think it would have looked better using proper whipping thread but I did not have any. And you where right I think, not perfect but kept a bit of provenience. I left a couple for someone else to do and three of them needed no work. Not a bad haul for £7 and about £2 of paint and that. Considering the state they were in I am fairly pleased with the result.I will probably keep some and put some in auction with some other stuff when the auctions open again but who knows when that will be. I don't know how rare they are but I have never seen some of them before.
    I enjoyed it in the end, something to do during lock-down, I might even have a go at some swan-wing quills I have had lying around for yonks.
    All I have to do now is clean off the paint and varnish from everywhere
    Attached Images Attached Images Float making.-floats-33.jpg 
    Last edited by markg; 18-05-2020 at 06:31.

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    Default Re: Float making.

    Finished. I like these.

    Inserted & Straight Crimson & Burgundy Wagglers.

    Carrying on with my latest addiction.
    Below are a set of four "Burgundy Inserted Sarkanda Wagglers".
    I just love using this stuff.........
    For more pics and a couple more floats click on the blog link.
    Float making.-20200512_155437.jpg
    Float making.-20200512_152330.jpg
    Float making.-20200512_152300.jpg

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    Default Re: Float making.

    Paste Paul,
    Yes m8, all hand painted.or whipped with thread.

  7. #607

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplepeanut007 View Post
    Paste Paul,
    Yes m8, all hand painted.or whipped with thread.
    Wow they look like a machine finish ......
    Awesome floats

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    Default Re: Float making.

    Quote Originally Posted by markg View Post
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    Well done Mark, a fine job and well worth the effort.

    What did you use to whip the bands, was it braid?

    It looks a nice even job and I've used this on Pike floats, being that much more substantial than the usual whipping threads I reckon it looks much more in keeping on larger floats.
    Born to mow... Long grass is our enemy!

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    Default Re: Float making.

    Thanks Aknib, not as perfect as some of yours but I was after the rustic look, I am sticking with that My new range - Flottes Rustique.
    I used ordinary cotton, it would have been better using braid or proper whipping thread but I did not have any. It does help though, makes a neater appearance. I whipped an eye on three of them including the quill below using a bit of paper clip. Unfortunately I have deleted the original picture of them so no comparisons available now.
    Here are two I forgot to put in the last picture, my favorites, I will use these. The little bobbin one the middle comes out like a gazette float and I use quills a lot anyway and this one will be quite visible.
    Attached Images Attached Images Float making.-100_0213.jpg 
    Last edited by markg; 19-05-2020 at 07:37.

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