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  1. I have two new lure building spreadsheet tools available: 1 - TU resin lure calc – Designed to help with the amount of filler (MBs) and ballast required to achieve the required buoyancy without having to resort to many trial and error builds. 2 - TU wood lure calc – As above but designed for carved lures (wood, PVC or other). Many members have the Ballast Calculator, an older tool. I feel that No2 above is a better tool for this job as it takes into account internal and external hardware as well as ballast. So if anyone requests the Ballast Calculator in future, I will del
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  2. I've been wanting a better way to balance my hard baits instead of guessing where the center of mass is. I built a simple balance to attempt to do this. A quick build with scrap materials.
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  3. I bought a wet stone grinder system and a set of jigs to hold the tools for sharpening at the proper angles. My father used to say...."A dull tool is no tool!"
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  4. That's pike fishing for ya. Sometimes when I'm throwing big waling baits at pike they'll miss the bait by three feet or land on top of it and get snagged.
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  5. I'm looking forward to seeing the footage! I definitely agree with your assessment for the through-wire, especially with a wood like Balsa. I'm trying them out of pvc, basswood, poplar, and cedar. I'm making these in different sizes, from 1"-4.5." The smaller ones will definitely have some sort of through-wire, but the larger ones I'll just use twist eyes. It looks like the buoyancy of balsa really helps give your baits a great action!
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  6. Thanks Dave, yes I'm a member over there too. Hopefully this turns into a fun hobby.
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  7. Columbia Coatings https://www.columbiacoatings.com/products/powders/metallics
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  8. I had this roll around cabinet in the corner of the shop for years. I was concerned that at 6'2" tall , it would be too low. When the lathe arrived I couldn't believe my luck and how it fit perfectly bolted to the two rails. PERFECT! The lathe runs extremely smooth. Bought it on Amazon for around $250.
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  9. If I am making a bait that I’m likely to lose a lot of, then fingernail polish is fine. If it’s a bait that I’m not likely to lose and will use overtime, then I powder paint.
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  10. It's been a pleasure working on this project with you Dave, can't thank you enough for your time, knowledge & hard work. I hope many others benefit from your spreadsheet. Cheers buddy, Andy.
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  11. The 'walk' of that lure shouldn't be so erratic that the fish will miss left/right of the lure. It's more like a jitterbug so, yes, it has some left/right movement but it's mainly in line. I agree with Dave though, a video of the action may make things more clear. You may need to make modifications to fit your specific lake/river scenarios. I personally would try the feathered treble hook to 1) give the fish a target and 2) reduce the motion of the lure by increasing the drag, which may be enough to get them to hook up. I have the same issue with smaller pike on gliders where the lu
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  12. I am retired now, but unfortunately I spent my money on wine, women and squandered the rest. I once approached a large lure business with my ideas but did not even receive a reply, their loss not mine. I have worked hours as a contractor that would make your toes curl, but was paid well. Unfortunately my investment in my local beer establishment did not pay off. I have designs, but no money to develop. Investors welcome Dave
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