Who has made their own counterweights? Purchased CWs are expensive to buy and ship. How did you go about it? Materials? How did it work?
I recently made one using 4" sch 40 PVC fittings, pipe caps, and 1.25" ID aluminum tubing. It is filled with lead sinkers and steel BB shot. injected with "Rock Hard" putty to prevent rattling and lock everything together. PVC is double walled and tapped where bolt goes through, plus there is a wing nut anchored inside. It weighs 14.75 pounds and cost me about $40 for everything. Works very well. Painted with a primer, then with Rustoleum "hammer finish" paint. I put a nylon tip on the securing bolt to prevent CW shaft marring.
I posted this on "what did you work on today" week before last, but wanted to follow up with a thread of its own.
Edited by John Fitzgerald, 17 March 2019 - 10:10 AM.