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  1. Firefox 6 comes out tomorrow. Maybe that will help. http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/238066/firefox_6_jumps_on_stage_ahead_of_schedule.html And now on to Firefox 7..... http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9219069/Mozilla_shrinks_Firefox_s_memory_appetite_by_20_30_?source=toc
  2. You may want to read the book "Through the fish's eye" by Mark Sosin and John Clark. It deals with not only a fish's sight, but all the others senses too. Really interesting reading, although I did find a couple of contradictory statements concerning a bass' response to color. I have a lot of highlighted paragraphs in my copy. The book was copyrighted in 1973, but unless fish have evolved quite a bit since then, you should find it helpful or at the very least interesting. I see used copies can be found really cheap on Amazon.
  3. Hi Dan I've done this before. You can start with a rectangular blank at your desired finished width. You have to be careful that your lathe centers are accurately centered on the ends. And slowly introduce the gouge to the spinning blank. It seems a little strange at first, but you'll get the hang of it quickly. If you have any questions, feel free to pm me. da Count
  4. I may be able to help you. Shoot me an email at tworiverstackle@hotmail.com da Count
  5. Hi, Move your line tie down just in front of the lip. You'll get a lot more wiggle.
  6. Although I haven't bought them for awhile, I order blades from McMaster-Carr. Cheaper than X-acto brand and worked just as well. They even offer them in stainless steel. I tried the SS blades once;, but for my purposes, didn't feel they were worth the extra cost.
  7. I believe the original Jitterbugs were made of cedar,not balsa.
  8. Hi Thad, I don't think you will find anything at Lowes ar Homies that won't lift under HoK. Is there an auto parts store that mixes paint near you? Most will mix as little as a 1/2 pint for you. Or try a body shop and ask if they have some left-overs. I would suggest PPG DBC. I know it's preferable to keep within the same manufacturer; but I regularly use both HoK and PPG together and have never had a problem. The HoK reducer will work fine with DBC.You could probably use PPG DBU also, but it requires a reactive reducer.While I don't care much for Dupont's system. I don't think you would have a problem with HoK over their Chromabase either.
  9. While it may be true that HOK is toxic; it appears that Auto Air disrupts ones ability to spell the word "spray":)
  10. House of Kolor is not out of business. Jon Kosmoski sold it to Valspar Corporation several years ago. Although it's still a pretty good product for the most part, I think it was better when Jon was in control. But then there were less EPA laws then and he didn't have to answer to a bunch of bean counters. Never heard of the spray gun thingy. It doesn't sound like something that HOK would offer, but maybe someone at Valspar thought they could make a buck or two on it.
  11. Actually, the very first airbrushes weren't much more than a couple of straws. You can still buy them here. Atomizers - JerrysArtarama.com
  12. Fish Devil, I'm assuming that the nets were cleared but not painted. If that's the case, it makes me wonder about the polyurethanes UV stability. I never thought about that because my glue joints are buried in sealer, paint and Etex. I also tried the Titebond III, and even went so far as to soak an unsealed glued block for 24 hours. The glue joint was completely intact with no signs of failure. I would use the Titebond more than I do, but many of my blanks have a groove in them that form a through hole when the halves are glued together.The hole sometimes has to be drilled back open after gluing and the Titebond is harder to drill and sometimes will even deflect an extension bit. That isn't a problem with the urethanes. If not for that one problem, I would probably use Titebond too. It is good stuff. da Count
  13. Hi Hazmail. I've been using polyurethane glue for lure halves for about 8 years. In that time, I've probably made 4-5 thousand blanks and never had a glue failure. (at least none have ever been reported back to me.) I've tried Excel, Gorilla and Elmer's Ultimate, and they seem to work equally well, although I believe the Excel dried a bit harder. I'm using Elmer's now, because it's a bit cheaper and easier for me to get. The stuff is easy to use, simply dampen the wood halves, clamp for a few hours and you are good to go. I would suggest wearing gloves though, the stuff stains the skin. (if you don't mind the "what the happened to your hands?" comments, you can forgo the gloves) Hope this helps Count Draculure
  14. Spoken like a true mud duck Rapp. Like him or not, you have to respect the man for his talent and accomplishments.
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