KrawdadBill

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    shaping hardwood lures sander or dremel or router

    You could possibly look at a table top drum sander.
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    My first prop bait

    Nice job!!
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    First attempt painting a 9$ bass pat!???

    Nice looking lure.
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    airbrushing rookie question

    Sorry about the double post.... It's Monday. Keep your airbrush clean, filter out any small particles (dried lumps of paint) and practice...
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    airbrushing rookie question

    Loved my old Paasche VL, so I bought me a new one for birthday/Christmas present. hook it up to my compressor and it didn't spray as much paint as my old one. Took it apart and found that the paint body nut that holds the small brass cone tip is different inside. It is fluted. I have better control but less paint and the spray was now pulsing, so I upgraded my compressor. Had a cheap... errr... inexpensive Harbor Freight Special (Central Pneumatics), which did me well for a couple years. I now have a Polar Bear Twin Piston Compressor. Works great, auto on off, no pulsing and plenty of pressure. I am still working on the most desirable pressure setting for my type of spraying using Createx. But this new setup is looking like a winner for me. I even got me a new no 3 needle and tip for my old VL which is also connected in tandem on the new compressor with my new VL.
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    airbrushing rookie question

    Loved my old Paasche VL, so I bought me a new one for birthday/Christmas present. hook it up to my compressor and it didn't spray as much paint as my old one. Took it apart and found that the paint body nut that holds the small brass cone tip is different inside. It is fluted. I have better control but less paint and the spray was now pulsing, so I upgraded my compressor. Had a cheap... errr... inexpensive Harbor Freight Special (Central Pneumatics), which did me well for a couple years. I now have a Polar Bear Twin Piston Compressor. Works great, auto on off, no pulsing and plenty of pressure. I am still working on the most desirable pressure setting for my type of spraying using Createx. But this new setup is looking like a winner for me. I even got me a new no 3 needle and tip for my old VL which is also connected in tandem with my new VL.
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    How about Cedar?

    I use North Atlantic White Cedar almost exclusively, with the exception of a few balsa lures. Love the way it works, cuts, sands and finishes. The original Poes lures were made from white cedar. Ahhh grasshopper, you must become as one with your wood. Then you will be the master carver.
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    shave a lip?

    Hey Dwain, I don't know about shaving, but my grandmother used to put Nair on her upper lip Saturday night so she wouldn't have that mustache on Sunday morning. :-D bill
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    Shaping Wood Baits - ??

    Some interesting ideas. I have used a Dremel router attachment on ice fishing rod handles like the Green Hornet from the movie Grumpy Ole Men. But think the smaller lures would be very hard to control. Giant muskie lures might work okay. One idea I saw a while back is to use a piece of tubing or pipe (PVC or other) cut it in half length wise and us it as a backing/holder/guide for sand paper. Myself, I use my trusty pocket knives on the white cedar lures, single edge razor blade and exacto knife on the balsa lures, then larger sanding boards used for finger nails. Those boards can be vacuumed during use and also washed and reused many times. Of course I'm not trying to do thousands of lures either.
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    Looking for No. 3 trebles

    Cabelas has a Rapala treble hook replacement kit that has size 3, 5 and 8 VMC hooks in both red and black.
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    Devcon and rocks

    Skeeter, Scuffing and abuse by rocks is the reason I normally use two coats of Devcon. It is really a tough finish. As I would think one coat evenly applied, as mine usually are, would suffice. I have seen how some of the Pros abuse their lures against structure. (IMHO) The second coat is just an extra layer of confidence to protect those precious paint jobs, no matter what the type of top coat is used. Thanks for all the help. bill
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    One or two coats?

    Thanks Skeeter
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    One or two coats?

    Alright you guys and gals. I normally put two coats of Devcon 2 ton epoxy as my top coat and I know it is almost a bullet proof finish. Would just one coat be adequate for bass lures?
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    Help from VL owners

    I have a doulbe action VL myself. It does a pretty good job. Be careful cleaning yours, Most problems, with the exception of paint with hard pieces that need to be strained out, come from poor cleaning and bending the needle tip or spliting the nickel platted brass cone tip. The crew here at TU have some good recipes for air brush cleaner solution. Some even add a few drops to their paint, although I haven't tried that yet. Take care of the air brush and practice.
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    Help from VL owners

    I have a doulbe action VL myself. It does a pretty good job. Be careful cleaning yours, Most problems, with the exception of paint with hard pieces that need to be strained out, come from poor cleaning and bending the needle tip or spliting the nickel platted brass cone tip. The crew here at TU have some good recipes for air brush cleaner solution. Some even add a few drops to their paint, although I haven't tried that yet. Take care of the air brush and practice.