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Thanks jonister. After drilling the hole through the blank, I use a 5/16" spade bit to make the recess for the end caps. For those, I cut circles out of the same circuit board material that the lips are made of. Then fill in with Kwikwood epoxy putty and sand smooth. It's fast drying and doesn't shrink, plus there's no runny epoxy to creep past the end caps and into the rattle chamber. Hope that makes sense.
I really like your rattles.
I do the same thing with aluminum discs I cut out of soda cans using a 5/16" single hole punch. I anchor them with brush-on super glue, set with accelerant, and covered with bondo.
I have to shake the bait hard before I bondo it, because the sst rattle balls bend out the center of the aluminum disc, so I want it pre-bent before I bondo it. I learned that the hard way.
I'm going to try and use my hole punch to make some circut board discs, to see if they are more rigid, and also to see if they give a different rattle.
Thanks for the idea!
Thanks guys. I have also used thin brass material for my end caps, but the circuit board makes more of a knocking sound than the metal does.
I tried the circuit board caps for my rattles, and they work really well! Loud and clear!
Yes they are quite loud. Glad you like them Mark.
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