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Awesome! I have a replacement section on order. Cant wait to see how it looks. I'm interested to see what the internal diameter is. Just ordered a section of 1/4 rod to try as a tang. I'm a little concerned about how sturdy it's going to be with a single grub screw though! I'm wondering if that's why the second, smaller one was added bellow the emitter face (but that would require a deeper cavity for the tang). Might be something that I end up modifying on my Yuma to accommodate if it seems likely that that's what it was for. It seems possible to me.Good work. I see what you mean about the diagonal 'marks' too. Black insulation tape springs to mind. Something to look out for.
As an aside, I have some old GRP tent poles some where. I'll see if I can find them.