A small but weighty matter..

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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by Snape » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:52 pm

I would love a copper one! :Beg:

P.S. Going back to toxicity of course once you start dealing with heavy metals on the nano scale (clumps of around 100 atoms) the game completely changes and we are not yet sure about the toxicity and effects these materials will have on the body but they are starting to appear in products eg nano silver is found in plasters and socks etc as it is an effective anti bacterial agent.
Nano plummets though? Unlikely unless you have a really, really small pole float! :Sarcasm:
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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by BobTheFloat » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:25 pm

I would absolutely love one of those beautiful plummets
And would be willing to make the necessary donations to the forum.
I'd probably just wear it round my neck or maybe pierce an ear and really show it off
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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by LuckyLuca » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:35 pm

A terrific gesture WM+
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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by Mark » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:21 pm

Keston wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:41 pm
Gosh I hope Mark is agreeable , my tackle box would do a happy dance :dancing:
Yes I am in full agreement chaps. :Thumb:
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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by Watermole+ » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:58 am

Thank you Mark :Thumb:

Now, if forum member would like one, would you please indicate whether you would prefer copper or brass and then PM me with your name and postal address and I will get them in production as soon as I can.

However, whilst buying 16mm brass bar is not too much of a problem, copper bar is expensive so the only further ones to be made will be from my existing stock of material..

Those Gentlemen who have already indicated, will get copper ones, after that it has to be first come, first served..

Please make your own arrangements with Mark for donation after you receive your plummet..and Thank you all in advance. :Hat:

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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by Bob Brookes » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:10 am

Yes Please! I would love one in copper or brass WM.
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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by BobTheFloat » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:52 am

Pm sent sir
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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by Firebird » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:56 am

Snape is strictly right about swallowing bits of metal - those in themselves won't harm you, though it's not recommended. It's long term exposure to compounds like lead and mercury salts that poison you (hence lead paint is nasty). But apparently some aquatic life, converts mercury to a particularly nasty compound, which is why you get contaminated fish where this stuff has been released into the sea.

Going back to the plummet, I suppose strictly speaking it could contaminate the water very slightly, especially as copper salt forms (green stuff) so brass is preferable, and cheaper too. Then think of all the lead we've put in the water over the years. Incidentally, copper is an important trace element in our bodies, like arsenic, but don't suck your plummet.

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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by Snape » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:16 am

Firebird wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:56 am
.... but don't suck your plummet.
Ooh err missus! :shocked:
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Re: A small but weighty matter..

Post by Watermole+ » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:47 pm

Many thanks for all your letters everybody..

I have quite a few to make now but will get them off to you as soon as they are completed.

..Hoping to start production within a few days and may run an Step-by-step so you can see yours in the making!

Thank you all again...watch this space...

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