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  1. blackjack

    Cutting v/ splitting wood bodies?

    Radial arm saw and a jig to hold the bait while it is being cut
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    First Glide bait about to mold

    Personally I would build a wooden bait to completion,test, test again, and retest, then mold. Kinda hard to make changes once you do the molding
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    Help with jointed glide bait

    I think the plastic idea is an excellent one . I will be experimenting with solid garolite rod in 1/8" and 3/16" and will post my progress this coming week!
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    Help with jointed glide bait

    I have been working on a jointed bait as well. There are a bunch of solutions that I modeled up. I am going to make some of both styles and the bait with the better action will get the nod! PonyFoot123, if you look at the picture of the top profiles you can see that the angles are different on each side of the cut. This strategy will give your tail section a make a much wider swing in the movement in the tail of the bait
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    Jointed topwater

    If I were going to attempt something like this I would design a body profile with the head(or front of the lure) that pushes water to create the action that you are trying to achieve. As far as joints go, depends upon what you are building with, wood, resin/foam etc.
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    overcoat for chrome?

    I have been honing my crankbait skills in a deep ,dark, dank cave. I have alot more time these days as I retired from my day job. Its good to see the O.G. crew is still around. Also thank you Mr Hughes for you compliment!!
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    overcoat for chrome?

    I have tried many of the various manufacturers chrome paint and have used the Alsa MirraChrome. It is expensive and it does work if the directions are followed to a T and you use their clear coat(also expensive), It must be on a glossy black base or the effects are muted. I prefer good old aluminum foil tape. As you can see there are many ways to manipulate the foil to create interesting patterns.
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    CAD and 3D printing

    Thank you. that means alot to me coming from you!!
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    CAD and 3D printing

    I have been using Fusion 360, MeshMixer, and 123Design, For about a year know. I transferred all of my designs over to CAD/CAM and now have quite the library that are all set-up to cut in a matter of minutes, Last pic is the design I did yesterday for the jig that I am going to use to cut the lip slot and drilling operations. The more you use the software the easier it becomes. I had no previous CAD/CAM experience before starting last fall
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    Just a little Punisher skull foil job
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    Coley Passed Away!

    Just read on another site that long time lure builder "Coley" passed away in August. Coley contributed alot of very useful information concerning making molds to pour foam crankbaits here over the course of many years. He was using foam for hard lures way before it was fashionable to do so. He will be missed!!
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    Original Tapp Crankbait

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    Old Wiggle Warts

    Dont need to sell you any I'll give them to you. I have a bunch that are already stripped down to bare plastic. Your mold guy should have no problem duplicating these. Just PM me your contact info and I will get them out in the mail monday morning!!
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    Old Wiggle Warts

    WD wiggle Wart= deep rattling flat wart- dives to 13'(a larger version made by Rapala, Rapala also makes a similar sized version as the original flat wart ) , If you are looking to get another mold made the original flat wart is just as a productive bait as the original wiggle wart. It exhibits the same erratic action as the wiggle wart but with less woble.In the early Spring I have both tied on and let the fish dictate as to which one they prefer.
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    Can Anyone Help Identify These Cranks?

    i would bet my last dollar that at least one of those baits is not wood at all and was made in a 2 part mold, Looks like a carolina killer. Mark Collins who used to frequent this site was remaking the old killers