Hi I made a stinger for weight for my blower the other week. I had never seen an origonal so I guessed. Of course as soon as I made one 3 showed up on my local CL. I used 6" of solid round stock for the post and 12" of 2" solid where the weights go. I used 2 2" shaft collars to keep the weight from moving.
About the weight... I went to my steel supplier to see about getting plate cut. It was about 1.00 per pound. I got to looking and found 5lb powder coated barbell weight ( no rust ) on sale for 4.50 each from a online store. They offered free shiping on orders over 30.00 so I ordered 16 of them.I expect that they actually lost money on that deal with shipping costs these days.
This works really well, and this winter I will have a bit of assist on that blower handle!
Heres a few photos.
Oh, Now that I have seen the real thing I do think my version is a bit more "refined".