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  1. Glaucus

    Inline Spinners

    Do u have any of those worth laying g around still? http://lurecomponents.worthco.com/products/tools/wire-forming-tool $6.40 This wire forming tool will make "Mepps" style in-line spinners. I like this tool and recommend it!!!! It works with 0.028 inch diameter or smaller wire.
  2. This is from: http://www.lasc.us/CastBulletAlloy.htm#recyclebatteries " Salvaged battery lead should be avoided at all costs. Since the advent of the maintenance free battery the lead content has been reduced and elements such as strontium, calcium and others have been added. Most of these elements cast very poorly, ruin a pot of good alloy they are blended with and are extremely toxic. The quantity and quality of lead from batteries is not worth the risk or the effort. From "Linstrum" on the Castboolits forum - Maintenance free/low maintenance batteries use calcium metal-doped lead to catalyze the hydrogen gas. The lead alloy used in batteries also contains a bit of antimony and arsenic to help harden and strengthen the lead. When hydrogen comes in contact with arsenic and antimony, the hydrogen reacts to form ammonia analogues called arsine and stibine, AsH3 and SbH3. In World War One the Germans experimented with these as war gases. As such they were highly effective since they are deadly in amounts too small to easily detect. Do yourself and everyone else in the vicinity a favor and DO NOT use batteries. Severe lung damage and even death could result. Sell the batteries to a recycler and let the professionals deal with the risks."
  3. Flux is used mainly to reverse the oxidation of your lead alloy. The slag/dross that you see floating on the surface of your molten lead alloy is oxidized tin (or other alloying metal). http://www.castpics.net/subsite2/HowTo/Fluxes%20for%20casting%20alloy.pdf If you use tin, note that it will slowely damage/corrode your melting pot. http://www.wenesco.com/ceralac.htm
  4. The ones I found are expensive, $20 for 3 blades and rivets. http://www.thornebros.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=41358&idcategory=1829
  5. http://lurecomponents.worthco.com/products/spinner-blades/buzzer
  6. I've used rust remover that contains phosphoric acid mixed with rubbing alcohol (about a 50/50 mix) as a flux to solder stainless steel. It’s a bit tricky to use because it evaporates almost instantly when the molten solder touches it. This flux produces acrid fumes, don’t breathe them and do your soldering in front of a fan or outdoors! You can ‘tin’ each individual piece of SS wire with solder separately using the rust remover as flux. Once ‘tinned’ the wires can be soldered together using rosin as a flux. 50/50 or 60/40 tin lead solders will both work. I use a ‘Weller’ 100/140 watt soldering gun to do the soldering. You will also have to wash of the burnt flux residue from the wire when you’re done. Here’s a picture of a spinner bait loop that I soldered.
  7. Oops! Well better late than never! I hope you had a very happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.tackleunderground.com/community/index.php?/user/11291-redg8r/
  8. I don't remember what pictures I posted before, but this is what I still have.
  9. The description sounds like a “Presto” spinner blade.
  10. I've had great results with Aerowax. Home Depot might have something similar: http://www.tackleunderground.com/community/index.php?/topic/27381-best-material-for-making-lead-casting-mold/ When your mold is finished, give it a good scrubbing with Ajax, Comet, etc, to remove any leftover wax. Pour a few test casting as well to burn off any other residue. If the casting looks good, then all is well, BUT if the casting looks blistered, bubbled, etc or otherwise imperfect, then you will need to coat the mold cavity with a refractory coating. I use 'Rapine Mould Prep' from Dixie Gun Works. Other members here use Frankford Arsenal Drop Out.
  11. I've fished that pattern for snow fish before. Had a big tanker follow my bait. I figure eighted for a few minutes but the fish wouldn't bite. Next time I'll try a pirouette !
  12. Glaucus

    Buzz Blades

  13. hi glaucus i would like to know if you can sell me a couple of your nice musky spinnerbaits head with the black nickel hook?no fancy paint job needed chartreuse or black would be ok.just need something like 4 or 5 in the 2 to 3 oz range. let me know cheers btw i also live in can

  14. Glaucus

    Clevises Shape

    I would recommend the large # 2 clevises for number 3 and up French blades. I’ve only bought the # 2 clevises, and they are from the old Pen Tac company when it was owned by Jed Davis in Seattle Washington. Here are some pictures with measurements: Clevises with a # 5 French blade. The clevis is about 0.224 inches tall, almost a ¼ inch. It’s made from 0.047 inch brass wire. The hole is made for 0.032 inch wire. Anything bigger will bind and not spin, I tried 0.035” wire, but it was a tight fit. Hope this helps.
  15. Glaucus

    Clevises Shape

    Scroll down to the Dream Clevis 2000 http://www.pen-tac.c...ccessories.html
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