Where can I find float blanks for fishing to make my own bobbers?
I don’t think I’ve ever seen “blanks” being sold, but it is very easy to turn your own custom balsa fishing floats. It’s easy to get started and most of the materials can be found at your local hobby shop (Balsa, high-vis paint, plastic tubing for slip floats or silicon tubing for fixed floats), bambo skewers from a grocery store (for fixed float stems), and/or your local hardware store (epoxy or poly finish). I now turn my floats on a lathe and do a whole production set-up to do high volumes, but I started out just turning them on a corded drill placed in a woodworking vice. I used steel mandrels cut from steel rod (hardware store) chucked in the drill and supported on the open end with a piece of wood with a hole in it. No need to get fancy or expensive. I’ve included a link below to a good beginners article on making your own floats. Hope it helps. If you run into any problems along the way just ask me. I’m sure I’ve encountered most of them by now!