A small but weighty matter..

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Keston
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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by Keston » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:23 pm

Gorgeous :drool:

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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by Loop Erimder » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:37 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
The smallest things.......The biggest pleasure
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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by SkimmingTheCream » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:43 pm

Very nice Watermole :Hat:
Was the original made in a mould rather than machined ?
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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by Dave Burr » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:54 pm

Loop Erimder wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:37 pm
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
The smallest things.......The biggest pleasure
...... no, too obvious :tea:

WM Lovely ornaments but I'd hate to leave one of those beauties in a snag.

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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by Lea Dweller » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:57 pm

A lovely example of a twist on the traditional!
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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by Wallys-Cast » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:06 pm

If Carlsberg made plummets..

Well done Leszek.

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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by Paul D » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:23 pm

Utterly perfect, you have made a simple thing a thing of beauty. :Hat:
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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by MGs » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:21 am

Very smart indeed
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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:46 am

Watermole+ wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:13 pm
A little while ago, I was kindly given an original 1/4 oz "Bell" plummet.
I had a little piece of 5/8" diameter copper and thought about trying to make some.

These are my first attempts at making a set on the lathe. The loops are 1/16" brass wire soldered in and the inserts are from an old wine bottle cork.

Please excuse terrible background..!


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Excuse my ignorance, but what are they? They're quite beautiful but I can't figure out what their function is?
I'm probably going to look very silly now!

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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by Lea Dweller » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:13 am

They are for plumbing the depth of your swim Jeremy. You pass your hook through the hole at the top of the plummet, then insert the hook into the cork insert in the bottom. You then swing the float with the plummet attached into the area of water that you intend to float fish. If the depth is set too shallow the float will go under, if it is set too deep it will still be out of the water. It is a vital tool for determining the depth of your swim. Simple but very effective!
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