The Tench Float's one of my favourite's, so it was with a pang of jealousy that I set to work on this one !
The start consists of removing enough of the cork to accommodate the winch and still keep the reel in the position on the handle that the owner uses it in.
Then the blank is cleaned up in preparation for the masking tape arbors that the winch will be seated on.
Arbors in place, the winch can then be tried in place before a liberal dosing
of epoxy resin to ensure it doesn't go anywhere !
In place and once the glue's set, the blank can then be whipped and finished.
Luckily I had whipping that was an identical match to the original ;)