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  1. 2 points
    Erick, your reply made me think of the line by Groucho Marx, "I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member."
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    hello everyone just signed up iam looking to get into marking some inline spinners for trout and bass any input is welcome smitty73
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    How about this? It has 1/8, and 1/4. You might be able to email him and see if he can include the sizes you want. He makes an excellent product but not inexpensive. That said, if you use this a lot and lose a lot you could pay for the mold pretty quick over buying retail. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Saltwater-Fish-Jig-mold-1-8-1-4-3-8-1-2-5-8-3-4-7-8oz-CNC-Aluminum-Ice-Fishing/123523181081?hash=item1cc28e2a19:g:04cAAOSwLpdW~KiL
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    Yep I screwed up & didn’t rotate them 90*. That’s the color I wanted them though. Black with blue flake on one half of each bait& blue with blue flake on the other side. I wondered how the angling ai mold would laminate, but it does a fine job.
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    Time for a new monitor I guess. I see black w/ blue flake and blue w/ blue flake. LOL
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    Easy to make yourself: Wrap the wire around a nail to create a coil of only 3 turns. Cut and make a loop at the other end.
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    I have been a member since 2005, I don't come on here very often cause I can find better more willing help their places, I'm on several FB pages and the help I got there in 3 years out weight the help I've gotten here in 14 ( I was a lurker for one). That is sad but true. Side note, I hate the term "Real" cause it come from an authoritative stand point. Who the EF are you? But that's just my issue I've come back recently myself for one reason, to share the snot out of what ever I know, I'm holding nothing back One of the pages I follow on FB has my all time favorite rule, the page is about Painting Lures with a airbrush Their rule, if you post a picture you Must post a commentary on how it was done, if you don't, they remove your post and ask you to post again with instructions. It's sole purpose is to teach, showing your work is secondary. That is something I know would never fly on TU. I mainly concentrate on Plastics and lead, I'm learning more on hard baits, my ultimate goal is to build swimbaits Sadly I know where to find information when I get stuck and it's not here. With the exception of Mark Poulson And Two other members, Cadman and Smalljaw help is difficult I'm not a fan of lost knowledge, no matter how simple it is, knowledge list is a tragedy. I have for years now tried to find information on Late member Bojons Method for horizontal tube dipping, he had a complete methods or system that worked great, I have found people who own a CD that he made but are unwilling to share it, not unable But literally unwilling. Only thing I haven't tried is contacting his daughter but finding her has been impossible for me. It may be easy to do but now that has become a lost system and that to me is unacceptable I'm back for one purpose and that is to share what I have learned, when I get better at lure carving, I'm going to share that, I hold nothing back, I've had private messages asking me to stop before, I responded not to kindly. I remember the original purpose of this site and that was an exchange of knowledge and teaching those that are new, it's how the hobby grows, on here though there has been an impasse, Ego and bickering took over, that has called down a bit. Just so you know there are many many lure makers out there and they are making incredible lures, they are just not here, some have tried and left but trust when I say Lure making by hand is alive and well, they just stay away from here. That is troubling for a site built to help others that simply does not.
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    Mark, it stays a paste and you can move it, wipe it, etc. I’ve never exceeded its pot life while installing hardware or lips, so 1 hr is just a WAG. I fill the lip slot with paste and push in the lip. Excess is forced out the back of the slot and I wipe it off. Really simple, real easy, you get a neat installation. And you can tweak a lip position for quite a while afterwards,
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    Welcome to TU. I'm not an inline spinner guy, however someone will help you out.
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    The joy of this hobby is there are no rules when making what you want.
  11. 1 point
    Thanks, the other project did not need lots of heat since it used relatively small blocks. But when I saw it my mind jumped to heat transfer foils. The big Issue is balancing the project list with free time and the bank account
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    I don’t think a 12 v element will get hot enough. We change out the elements on the credit card stamps to get hotter ones. These are the ones I bought but have not tried them yet. The guy that came up with the idea of the credit card press did a bunch of experiments and says they have to be at least 300 watt. https://www.ebay.com/itm/US-Stock-2x-NEW-AC110V-300W-Mold-Heating-Element-Cartridge-Heater-Tube-Rosin-DIY/352483764452?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Heres the silicone pad https://www.ebay.com/itm/SILICONE-SPONGE-RUBBER-1-2-THK-X-12-X-12-SHEET-HIGH-TEMP/223161425660?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
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    while researching other things I ran in to these https://www.amazon.ca/Dernord-Cartridge-Electric-Stainless-Replacement/dp/B0741664G5/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1545069770&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=heater+cartridge&psc=1 A couple of those with thermo-couples and PIDs mounted in aluminum plates on a cheap arbor press and it should be doable. The only thing I have not figured out is the padding, kydex foam is probably not the right thing. I would think you need something thermally conductive as well as high temp resistant.
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    The iron has to be very very hot. Here is how some are doing it. I’m in the process of building my own machine. You have to have a heating element that will heat the rubber very hot. https://www.facebook.com/groups/337976016943741/
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    I use this one: California Air Tools 5510a https://www.californiaairtools.com/ultra-quiet-series-of-air-compressor-contractor-grade/1-0-hp-air-compressors/cat-5510a/
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    I use a mason jar. The airbrush fits in it, I can seal it up and use the restorer multiple times.
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