making your own carbon fibre telescopic detector shaft

Stuff i bought :
Carbon fibre tubes:
– smallest: 16mmX14mm 500mm (outer diam x inner diam x length)
– middle: 19mmX17mm 500mm
– biggest: 22mmX20mm 500mm (also possible to buy 1000m long and not have it fold x2)

The most impossible thing to find is the tube clamps. So I got the big twist lock from Aliexpress (19×22) which cost quite a lot for a piece of plastic. But what can you do.. I fixed them to the tube with resin.

The handle is made out of Bicycle handlebar ends (they stand upwards) and a pair of cheap rubber handles. THe handlebar ends are too short usually, so I had to take off the screw cover and put in a bit of the (sorry, original Minelab shaft ..) and a bit of carbon tube.

Some extra info and links under the video on youtube. He puts a link for the clamps in UK but quite expensive.

Turns out, I don’t like straight shafts so it’s been lying around. I did have the idea to just produce carbon rods for the Equinox since there are several alternatives but the lack of experience with the finishing and my inability to find some decent clamps made me put the idea in the freezer.

Silver bracelets

I think I still know where I got each silver bracelet.
First with blue: I eyeballed it last week on the sand, after several days of finding nothing much WITH detector. Hence selling a Sovereign.
Florent was found in the castle garden of my family-in-law with Deus. Nothing too fancy.

Third one in the playground with HF coil.

Fourth one on the beach in Montenegro with DEUS.
Fifth one, i don’t know. Probably playground.
Sixth by accident with pinpointer in playground (lol). It’s very thin.
Last one also with DEUS on the beach in Montenegro.

I feel like I finally have a collection, although one isn’t found with detector, but I was detecting so it counts :p

I’m in the process of trying to get this page in Google. It used to be so easy in 2005: make a site, go to Google webmaster page and put your link into a textbox. Done.
2021: I have no idea. There are so many pages with explanation about things I don’t understand what they are for. I also don’t get my page in google despite that I once put my link into a similar textbox. What an effort one has to make to help Google make some more money..
The page will have some items that I have for sale, since the secondhand site only allows two metaldetecting ads per account, otherwise you start paying.