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  2. Defective Blanks

    The whole point to revealing a vendor who cannot come to grips with the fact he may have provided inferior product absolutely deserves a call out especially if he flat out refuses to discuss the matter, the simple fact he never had issues with that blank tells me he does not look at the product just counts and ships or worse and is just a middle man who does not even touch the product, this is not about degrading someone on the forum it is educating the unsuspecting that they may choose to look elsewhere so I'll digress and ask where then should this be posted as it's clear that the OP is not interested in a good ole internet donnybrook just a little consideration and discussion about a substandard product.
  3. Best finish coat to use over CS vinyl paint

    Devcon 2-Ton is really strong, clear, and is user friendly. The only downside is that it is brush on but it doesn't need a heavy coat as it is thick but goes on easy and doesn't need a drying wheel as the working time is about 12 to 15 minutes even though it says 30 minutes. When I do a large number of jig heads I'll mix in small batches to have little to no waste, what happens is that the epoxy will get so thick it is hard to put on with a brush, if you were doing something on a large scale like a repair of some sort I'd imagine you could apply it up to 30 minutes but not for the stuff we do. Now while it sets up pretty fast it isn't able to be handled for 8 hours and fully cured at 12 hours but I like to have my heads go for 24 hours before move them from my rack and 48 hours before I fish with them, that is just me as I'm sure they are good after 12 but I feel better with the 48 hour thing, an obsessive compulsive deal.
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  5. Defective Blanks

    Ron, I meant in general, as a supplier, If anyone finds anything wrong with the products I supply I like to know so i can try to avoid things in the future, or change things. I appreciate the kind words. There might be a sale this weekend...
  6. Defective Blanks

    No they were not. Dinger has provided me with quality. I think of the blanks I've bought from Dinger only one took a little extra sanding to get rid of a blemish. Thanks for asking though. And expect an order from me over the weekend.
  7. FIELD TESTING CRANKBAITS

    I end up sending samples and proto types to guys that have open water. Wisconsin is pretty much frozen already where I am at.
  8. Defective Blanks

    Ron, if it were me that the lures came from, I would like to know.
  9. Crankbait Blank Suppliers

    Only people i would buy from.... Dingerbaits.com cedarrunoutdoors.com getbitcustombaits.com predatorbassbaits.com
  10. Getting a small amount of paint

    I always take cool ideas from a favorite resource. If interested, then look Full Posting here. I wish peace and good to everyone!
  11. Barrel twist wire screw eye

    I agree with Gliders that the twisted eye is as strong and in fact probably stronger. However, in many of the large wood plugs these are used for, The wire goes thru the center of the bait so no matter what eye you form on one end, when you push the wire thru to the other end a barrel eye is the only option I know of. The Lordship Lures You Tube videos were very good. After watching, there were other lure maker videos as well.
  12. Barrel twist wire screw eye

    Gliders thanks I am sure you are right, I tend to overthink these simple things sometimes. When I am learning about something I tend to go overboard on the work up which can paralyze me sometimes. Paralysis of analysis. Sonoman I checked out the videos, didn't actually have making a screw eye but the tail wrap video helped me to figure out how to do it. I thibnk Gliders is right that it would be overkill for minimal gain. Thanks to everyone else for sharing. Hope to make some traditional Striper plugs and a few for Musky plugs this winter.
  13. Anyone Developed a Weedless Underspin Yet?

    Here is a mod that I did to the weighted hook mold. For heavier weights, I was able to get the bottom bouncer mold to work. Not sure it it will work for your application, but I hope it leads to a solution for you.
  14. Lavender Grey Shad-Pink.JPG

    Do those ribs in the bill affect the action? The bait looks awesome by the way!!!
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  16. Best finish coat to use over CS vinyl paint

    Thanks for all your recommendations guys. I think I might try some D2t, and then go from there.
  17. I recall reading certain colors signified they were a better grade and suitable for production. Colors were Green, Red & Blue: Does anyone know which color was considered the best? Color coding is not done any more as they are all painted black.
  18. First soft swimbait advice needed

    Yes I was thinking injection. Open pour should be a breeze...
  19. FIELD TESTING CRANKBAITS

    I don’t know how BentonB does his, but as a hobby builder I keep a library of body and lip templates and a notebook recording measurements, weights of components, wood type and coating details on each new crankbait design I do. That lets me reproduce a successful crankbait and gives me a base line of detail from which to experiment to improve a design. If I want to cook up a batch I made 5 years ago, I just refer to my recipe instead of my faulty memory (which NEVER works).
  20. FIELD TESTING CRANKBAITS

    Ya, I second the after hours. I live at an apartment complex, with a pool, and they let me test during the summer. I often go out when no one is there and within minutes there is a dozen people, kids to old timers like me, all wanting to see what that crazy guy is doing "fishing in the pool". Ugggggg
  21. FIELD TESTING CRANKBAITS

    Find a local YMCA with a director who fishes, and ask to use their pool for testing after hours, in exchange for lures.
  22. FIELD TESTING CRANKBAITS

    One place.. Hot water discharges. Fertilizer plants, nuclear plants, paper mills. Etc.
  23. Jackall Giron Swimbait

    Thanks!
  24. FIELD TESTING CRANKBAITS

    move south
  25. FIELD TESTING CRANKBAITS

    BentonB.......you can build them without having to tune them? Not saying it's not possible but I haven't been able to. The only reason I bring it up is I hate freezing my tail off in the winter months tuning 100's of cranks. If I could get out of it I would sure like to.
  26. Barrel twist wire screw eye

    Lurch I believe there is a video on youtube that Lordship lures does that shows the process in detail on a large surf plug...hope it helps.
  27. Hook Manufacturing?

    Guess I was late on my post what's a couple of years
  28. Hook Manufacturing?

    Why but out all the $$ and time just buy in bulk
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