My First Float Tube 😁

It has been a long time in the making but I have finally finished my first

"PP007 Float Tube "
This is probably the smallest tube I will make.
The brass plaque was commercially engraved but I have future plans to make my own.

The Tubes measurements are :
External Length = 20 cms
Internal Length = 15 cms

External Diameter = 6.2 cms
Internal Diameter = 4.0 cms

I have added two different diameter pins on the lid.
This is to orientate the lid to the correct position so the brackets attach the lid correctly.
A small amount of purple velvet was added to the interior of the lid to help protect the float tips.
I made this prototype tube out of a single pine block. Once the turning was completed it was fitted with a brass plaque and brackets, but now I am happy with the manufacturing process I think I will be more adventurous with my  choice of wood in the future.

I must admit I had a lot of help on this project from my dad
" Salford Pete "
He has an engineering background and was a in-exhaustible source of information.

Thanks for all your help and advice dad.


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