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What Better Time To Work On Cranks?
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:30 AM
I'm retired so can build anytime. Unlimited time is both a boon and a curse. After 12 years of building, my stock of finished lures is tightly packed into a growing stack of 3700 boxes - and that doesn't count crankbaits I take fishing or the many I give away to friends and relatives. Nowadays, I only build to satisfy a request or try something new - so I'm constantly searching for inspiration. Sort of frustrating, really, since I do enjoy building them. It's a case of "Be careful what you wish for!".
Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:39 PM
Man, you're a hard man! Hahaha
I don't even drink much anymore. Sucks getting old(er).
Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:43 PM
I work a 4 day work week. Nearly nothing gets done Mon-Thurs; but on Fridays while the wife is away!!!! Although I have been building for over a year now, just recently have I made some break throughs. I was living in a Brookyln apt, working and going to school full time. Sometimes it took me several weeks to finish a lure.
Now I have been cranking out lures much faster, so the learnng is also happening much faster. Now I have my private space in our new house that allows me to build a propper workshop. This weekend I plan on converting an old dresser and cabinet into a turner and dryer for my baits. Also, I have a small pond less than a mile from my house. If a lure passes a bathtub test, I can run to the pond and try it there. While in Brooklyn I fished only a handful times a year. I have a box of lures that swam great in the tub, but failed in the real deal.
When I startedthis I thought to myself, I will never buy another lure again, last week I walked out of Dicks Sporting Goods with 14 new Rapalas (didn't tell the wife about that one). But getting the batch for under $50 was nearly a steal as far as I am concerned.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:22 PM
Yes, I feel it every day more in the bone.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 02:12 PM
I look at it this way Mark. I may be used, but I ain't used up.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 03:15 PM
Ha Ha! I gotta remember this one.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:10 AM
I haven't touched any lure blanks in days , got this week off work , hanging out at the ponds all days long , ...next week back to work into the usual pace , .......1 to 2 hours down the shop before lateshifts !
greetz , Dieter
Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:41 AM
Enjoy your time off and hope that you catch a bunch of fish.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:20 PM
Thanks a lot , Ben , ........last day today , been up so early and heading for the ponds again soon , ......weather is quite cool and overcast , ...so I guess that I could stir something up again .
greetz , Dieter