Sunday, April 24, 2011

Brass Plumb Bob with Gear Driven Reel Video

This one of a kind plumb bob is made of brass and steel.

It measures approximately 3 inches in height and weighs 10 ounces.

The design of this finely crafted plumb bob includes an external crown gear that drives a spur gear on the end of a shaft which winds up the line on an internal reel! Pressing the spring loaded button on the end of the shaft moves the spur gear clear of the crown gear to allow the line to be played out without having to twist the plumb bob.  

This was hand-made by a machinist (aided by a bit of magnification) who can pay attention to detail in its construction, including the layout and cutting of custom made gears and also the detailed knurling on both the body and the tip in a way that is simply not found on a mass produced factory made plumb bob.

Designing and then creating this plumb bob took many, many hours of time from initial idea, hatched while falling asleep at night, to finally holding the finished plumb bob. I may never make another one like it -- at least not anytime soon!

It is truly a one of a kind plumb bob that represents a unique opportunity to purchase and own a plumb bob that is truly a one-of-a-kind work of art. 

It will develop a patina over time -- this is tomorrow’s classic that you can own today!


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