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One morning, while we were setting up my new lathe
we were talking about the first three films and how they compare to the latter ones when my old man pipes up . . . . . . .
Hay Son . . . . . Here's a challenge for you,
try and make a float with a
" Star Wars theme "
We both laughed and carried on with the work shop tidy up but an idea had started brewing. . . . . .
Being as my fishing is greatly curtailed these days because of ill health and old age, I've turned my hand to float making and am thoroughly enjoying it, cutting my teeth on peacock quill wagglers, there's about 30 in different states of finish!!! I need to fix my lathe so that I can make the brass weights for the 'loaded' wag's, hopefully the culprit on the lathe is 'forward,off,reverse' switch, which has just arrived, must get my finger out and get it fitted.
My main reason for coming on site is that I fancy making some Trent sticks but would like to use 'Styrex' for the bodies rather than Balsa, and though I've checked as much as I can it seems that no one makes that shape, all Styrex 'shapes' it would seem are for pole floats, so if anyone knows of any stick bodies I'd be thankful if you could let me know where from, Cheers Pat.
For inspiration take a look at the Tubertini stix, Stillwater blues or the Drennan glow tip antennae, very similar to stillwater blues but with a better tip! Use a 4x8 maybe a 4x10, and string the shotting ( number 11's ) out so you can catch on the drop.
It all depends on what you use for a sealer. I use sanding sealer first (2 coats). After that it depends on what your chosen paint is thinned with. I have used cans of spray paint before, you can also paint use paint for decorating the house. Just make sure your thinners matches the paint.