Quill Floats Stuffed with Cotton Wool

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Quill Floats Stuffed with Cotton Wool

Post by Dom Andrew » Mon May 18, 2020 10:34 pm

Some time ago I read about stuffing quill floats with cotton wool. I can’t remember where I read about it. :tea:
I believe it was done to make the quill float look more white and solid, though I’m not absolutely sure of the purpose.
Can anyone tell me more about this, or where I can read about it?

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Re: Quill Floats Stuffed with Cotton Wool

Post by Wallys-Cast » Tue May 19, 2020 10:09 am

Yes I remember reading that. I'll have a look through a few books and try to find it.

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Re: Quill Floats Stuffed with Cotton Wool

Post by Santiago » Tue May 19, 2020 10:18 am

There is a small section in Hooked on Floats about cotton wool stuffed floats. They used to put it in the tip section.
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Re: Quill Floats Stuffed with Cotton Wool

Post by Tonkin Wand » Tue May 19, 2020 10:33 am

Yes .They were and it worked. I have repaired a few with modern cotton wool.Its a very straight forward job working from the tip opened up and resealed before painting.

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Re: Quill Floats Stuffed with Cotton Wool

Post by Dave Burr » Tue May 19, 2020 10:34 am

Like this? The quill to the left of the group has been stuffed in the tip with cotton wool. I think it's more an alternative to painting the float rather than a buoyancy thing. I made a couple but I don't think I've ever used them


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Re: Quill Floats Stuffed with Cotton Wool

Post by AllRounder » Tue May 19, 2020 11:13 am

Here you go. A page from Hooked on Floats.

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I’ve made a few with cotton wool. Great fun but a bit fiddly.

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Re: Quill Floats Stuffed with Cotton Wool

Post by Pallenpool » Tue May 19, 2020 12:17 pm

AllRounder wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 11:13 am


I’ve made a few with cotton wool. Great fun but a bit fiddly.
What a cracking set of floats they are. I may have seen these before - but still very nice to see them again.
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Re: Quill Floats Stuffed with Cotton Wool

Post by Dom Andrew » Tue May 19, 2020 9:44 pm

Great, thanks everyone. That was really helpful.
Gosh, that book 'Hooked on Floats' is expensive.

Kevin, those floats look really nice and antiquey.

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