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About finlander

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  • Birthday 10/10/1958

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    West Michigan
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    Photography, wood carving, woodworking, lure building

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  1. finlander

    Glo paints

    Thanks for the quick reply. I never knew what to add to the powder. I wondered if there was another source for powders/paints that had popped up in the few years I have been away from lure making...
  2. finlander

    Glo paints

    Wondering what the longest lasting glo paint is available now. Bought a GloNation liquid years back. Can't find it of course. What is the shelf life on these products also. Thanks
  3. finlander

    Glo-Nation Phosphorous Green

    I bought the paint instead of the powder they offer. Wanted to make it easy the First time out. Looked on their site and youtube but it shows working with the powders only. I'll try water first. Thanks for the reply.
  4. finlander

    Glo-Nation Phosphorous Green

    Hi everyone. Haven't visited for awhile. I recently bought some glo green and brushed it on some plastic caps. Doesn't look so great. Anyone here ever use it thru their airbrush, and what did u thin it with? Thanks.
  5. finlander

    Oil Vs Oil-less Compressors

    I am using the smallest Bear Air compressor they offer. Fairly quiet. But it kicks on immediately, as soon as I spray. Last night was the first time I pushed paint in a long while. I was painting on watercolor paper, a brown trout scheme. Forgot to let it cool after a bit. I noticed how hot it was after I finished. I had been dumping paint in the cup, one color right after the other. Hope I didnt cook the compressor. Questions are these...How big of a unit do I have to go to not have it kick on right away?. Diff between oil and oiless ones. I use just one Iwata. I dont paint lures much anymore. If I did, it wouldnt get used continuously, like last night. Brands and sizes you can suggest. Quiet is a plus. My parrot wasnt pleased with the on and off last night, 11:00pm. Thanks for any and all input.
  6. finlander

    Envirotex Problem

    Hi from Michigan. I have used ET exclusively. I buy little measuring cups from a medical outlet locally. You can search Ebay, most everything is available there. Small baits like yours prolly only need 1 coat. Watch your hands so that oil does not get on the bait before applying, as this will create a bare spot. I am looking to make a few walleye baits soon, and have not made baits in awhile. So I need to follow my instructions I gave to you also. Good luck!
  7. finlander

    Cabon Dioxide Tank For Air Brushing?

    I too bought a large noisy CHEEP tank 'pressor that I now use for the bicyle tires. I went to long hose to run it from the other end of the basement. Then I lost pressure. So Bear Air got my money for a $100 small compressor. Very quiet, Sits at my feet, and I can still hear the music. Runs all the time though, as soon as I depress the AB trigger.
  8. finlander

    J-plug's Beaded Chain'

    I am looking for some beaded chain to make my own. I do not have many left. The hook set that comes with the lures has 4 or 5 or6 beads with a loop om each end. Has anyone seen something like this in catalogs? Thanks, Bruce.
  9. finlander

    Wire For Balsa

    Hi everyone. Been awhile since I posted here. I have read the archives and still have a few q's regarding using balsa. I have had some Hobby Lobby balsa sitting in the shop and would like to make some bass/walleye baits. Where/what wire does everyone use for small baits? Smallest I have bought at the weld shop is 1/16" s.s. Those were musky baits and I have grown out of that phase. THANKS!
  10. finlander

    Taxidermy Molds...?...

    What do taxidermists use for a 'form'. be it a bass, trout, walleye, pike? Do they order from a source or have their own mold(s)? Reason I ask is for trout shapes to airbrush. Would like to have a shape to ab, wood takes too long for me. Just need a 'half' body as they would be inside a shadowbox. Thanks.
  11. finlander

    Having Trouble With Createx

    I started with a VL and used bottles from below. Then I went to the cup that came with the kit. I lowered the pressure on the small ab compressor I bought. is a great site to learn from. Many answers there. Wish i had know about it a few years ago.
  12. finlander

    Foilin' 'edges'

    I have in the past glued netting to the body and then put the foil on top of that. Now I just emboss the foil on whatever fabric I want to use to produce the pattern. FF has some incredible baits. I just need to keep persisting till I achieve those results.
  13. finlander

    Foilin' 'edges'

    [Thanks to everyone! Vince, I was going to pm you if i didn't hear from you, thanks. The body style is like a Jake/Grandma. Thought about keeping the foil short of the top and belly too. Gottta go try some now.
  14. finlander

    Foilin' 'edges'

    How do you pros get rid on the edges of the foil, when they are sticking up and you can see and feel them in the Exex???? Last bait I wrapped the whole body, with the seams meeting at the top. They are sealed with a layer of Etex. Still a rough area on top. Do I sand till smooth??? I want to use the scale pattern I made on the sides. And I want to give this to our musky club to aution as a fund raiser. Do you spray mount the foil down? I would love to just foil the sides. Hopin' you can help. Thanks, Bruce.
  15. finlander

    Rotissiere Motor Vs. Microwave Motor

    I dont do alot of baits at any one time, though right now i have several in various stages. Next run for a bait I will center it on the rack to see if it smooths out. Mike King of Talonz uses several motors as he has quite the setup. He always has some play in the ones he has used. Has not found one good one yet. I am sure he has not used a microwave motor. Maybe this weekend I will get that project started.