Updated: Jun 6
I made another balance staff! The great thing about this one is I finally got the finish as I wanted it. Mine is on the right. The blue around the middle is leftover from the type of steel used. A hardened blue steel, which is perfect for this type of work.
You can see the tip (pivot) of the one on the left is missing, which is why a whole piece needs to be made.
This particular staff is for a Smiths 8 day instrument of an airplane.