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  2. bigblue2

    Epoxy question

    if it is work in progress you could post it here the gallery is mostly finished lures!
  3. turtlela

    Epoxy question

    You mean just the plain wood sanded before paint? Would I post that here? Read something about posting images in a gallery.
  4. bigblue2

    Epoxy question

    got any pictures of your lure blanks?
  5. turtlela

    Epoxy question

    Guess I’ll just start weighing the epoxy. The digital scale I have can measure small weights. I’ll wait to see how this second coat does. Looks good so far. A couple need closer inspection. I want to avoid a 3rd coat due to weight of the bait. I’m experimenting with different woods at the moment and got my hands on Tupelo from a friend. This stuff is light, but easy to run on the lathe compared to basswood.
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  7. Les Young

    dipping two color tubes

    Ok thanks. I appreciate the tip.
  8. Jgzee1

    dipping two color tubes

    You Don't need one, Dip half the tube first then place them back in the mold and inject a lighter color to give it the laminate look. The lighter colors seals both colors eliminating pealing layers. *Just a tip. JGZee1
  9. Alakai

    Pearl powder?

    I actually have a sample but it is pretty beaten up. Thing is, I don't know what I am looking at with the ingredients. This is why I found a pic of what I was trying for (just in another form) online and posted it here.
  10. Les Young

    dipping two color tubes

    Very nice. Angling ai mold ? I'm going to try laminating some when my twin injector gets here.
  11. Jgzee1

    dipping two color tubes

    Ultralightheavyweights ?
  12. RedRum

    dipping two color tubes

    You’re ULtralight…?
  13. Jgzee1

    Bojon Cd/Dvd Tube Dipping

    I can help if someone is still interested. I've been Dipping Since the 80'S
  14. alsworms

    Pearl powder?

    Sure nailed it there! I still have about 50 baits lying around my computer that were sent to me by customers through the years. LOL But yes.....nothing compares to actually having the bait in hand.
  15. Jgzee1

    dipping two color tubes

    Here are a few of my creations with those molds. The last one is a hand dip. Let me know if i can help. Jorge Jr
  16. DaveMc1

    Pearl powder?

    Don't think too hard about it. If you're trying to match those colours take the advice given here, also get a physical sample of the colour you're trying to match, that in itself will answer a lot of questions.
  17. sonoman

    Epoxy question

    There is an issue with hospital syringes they tend to have a tiny amount of silicone lube on the rubber, you can have several be fine but then get one with a bit more and your topcoat will do crazy things, thin finish it dimples like crazy, thicker stuff may fish eye, trust me I have had every issue under the sun till I stop swiping hospital syringes....you can buy the correct ones from rod building supply companys or maybe LPO....
  18. MonteSS

    New Top Coat Coming To Town

    Sounds good but prob need a turner.
  19. Jgzee1

    anyone know how to do this

    These are Crappie jigs , 1.5" long I hand dip them. Ive been Dipping Minijigs In California SInce 1985. Here is another sample of my work. Mark , on the previous photo what you see inside the plastic is flake to give the bait a little flash.
  20. This is being offered to distributors as a lure top coat. I was given a small sample to test and the results were very promising. Good gloss and coverage and thinner coats. Much thiner viscosity than we are used to with epoxy coatings. Without a doubt the hardest epoxy I have used. It's going to be marketed as "ClearShield-HD Lure & Fly Coating" A web site for the distributers is up and offers some information that users may be interested in. http://www.lurecoatings.com/index.html I have no financial interest in this product just letting you know to keep you eyes open, you might like to give it a try. The lures below are finished with "Clearshield - HD" Have fun, Jim P
  21. FishBlood&RiverMud

    Do-It Live Bait Jig - Hook Question

    cadman. Thank you for the insight. I am interested in a larger hook for 3/8, 1/2, & 5/8 size. Your description of the Matzuo sounds perfect. Bigger gap, slightly longer than 571 short shanks. Obviously you've got the mold and the hooks. Picture is worth a thousand words! Thanks! If they are the ticket. Where do you get them from? -Andy
  22. Vodkaman

    Tank testing

    Eastman03 - I don't think you can slow down the cure time, but I cannot remember the need to. What I do know; is that acetone is a solvent for CA glue, useful for clean-up. I design lures. I love the engineering, the theory behind the action. I do not fish the lures as lures are not permitted on the artificial ponds that I frequent. I do test the lures on these ponds away from competition times. I get ideas, build them, then store in a bag which eventually gets lost in my busy life. My principal quarry is bawal, a very aggressive predator/scavenger. Here is a pic of a 4.5Kg (10Lb) specimen (size 10 / 44 shoe for reference). I do not want to distract from this interesting post, so any further discussion on this side issue should be done by PM. Dave
  23. gliders

    Epoxy question

    hey turtlela, 8 hours turning should be plenty, so thats not the problem. Possibly the amount you're applying ? p.s , no need at all to let sit before applying, is the uneven thickness caused by fish eye (contamination) ?
  24. eastman03

    Tank testing

    Vodkaman - Yea I see what you mean, CA glue would be great for that purpose. I haven't used it in that case. Can you slow down the cure time at all to be able to brush it on? Or is it workable as is right out of the tube? (Also, what do you mean you don't finish lures? out of curiousity.) I don't mean to get way off track here. I feel I'd go through a lot of super glue building 10-14" lures also.
  25. turtlela

    Epoxy question

    I let it run for at least 18 hours. I have a scale and I work at a hospital so have siringes at home. I just put the second coat on measuring with a syringe. Let it sit 10 min and then applied. This time I put it on while turning and would stop and go periodically to make sure I got good even coverage. Will shall see. Worst case if it happens again is lightly sand down in spots
  26. Vodkaman

    Tank testing

    Eastman03 - the point of CA glue (super glue) is that it dries in seconds. You can make any mods, add a few drops of glue, and you are good for the next test. CA glue is the perfect prototype tool. Dave
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