Originally a Facebook only page for those wishing to assemble/make there own pole floats without having the task of actually turning or making anything as all the components are now readily available already made and just need gluing and painting.
Hi-Tech pole floats are a range of floats I started assembling in about 2009/10 with none of the components made by myself. In fact all components are made on modern precision cnc machinery and are what I regard as a very modern product. With everything readily available off the shelf via eBay, online stores and even Facebook now!
So this is very short as up until 2009 I had always made my own pole floats by hand! Basically all the Hi-Tech patterns are only Glued and painted or built as some like to say others would say they are just a product of another pop up float maker!! But as I have not turned the pole floats myself I would not regard myself as a float maker based on assembling a few ready made components, maybe a pop up pole float builder then . But I don't care for the term building floats either as I've never managed to get a roof on a fishing float as yet. As for the term gluing and painting, this possibly sums it up but I prefer the term Assembled and Finished by myself. As these are modern Pole floats made on modern machinery with a bit of artificial intelligence shell we say!
I personally have no lathe (manual or cnc) and the name “HT” I originally came up with out of the three stages of finish I applied Hat Trick (HT) But with more and more people contacting me for ready made bodies (of which I don't turn) The decision was made to call the pole floats Hi-Tech as that is what they are precision made by machines and as I put it assembled and finished by humans or myself in the case of the tutorials I shell be covering.
In most cases a bit of glue and a paint brush is all we know need but in some cases I do modify slightly and this is where a bit of float making knowledge does help.
So component wise we need a stem to which we glue a body to which we glue a tip and in most cases the tips are plastic so we only need to paint (finish) the bodies.
Hopefully this website and the integrated Facebook page will help those wanting to have a go at assembling/building /making a usable pole float.