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    Safety Precautions?

    You should definetifly wear a respirator...otherwise you will recognize that the fumes are not good for your health...irritated mucous membranes in the throat, your eyes and in your nose will be the first signs without protection. I'm currently using a 3M Mask, but I'm still not sure which is really the right filter to get full protection. Does anybody know which filters to use from 3M to get a proper protection??
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    ESOX No 3

    Jeep, very nice pike swimbait!! Love that one.
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    few new jerkbaits

    Nice paint job!!
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    Making Swimbaits From!

    I think there are two origins of bubbles in a mold. 1. Bubbles generated during mixing of the resin. They will of course be somewhere in the mold. 2. Bubbles which emerge by air that is getting encolsed in the mold during pouring...for example in a fine detail where air gets trapped. Another thing I was thinking about is if a blank with a high proportion of microsperes is able to produce bubbles under the clear coat either. Would be interesting how stable these microspheres are before they explode and degas under heat... So vibrating the mold would prevent bubbles with origin 2. The best way to prevent bubbles with origin 1 would be prepare the mixed resin under vacuum...this pulls the bubbles out of the mix. But this would presume a long curing time for the resin...otherwise it will cure under the vacuum...
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    Making Swimbaits From!

    A-Mac, I made the experience: The longer the blanks are degassing (some did over weeks because of no time) the better was the paint stucking without bubbles under the clear.
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    Making Swimbaits From!

    This is a really interesting topic, because every lurebuilder who is working seriously with resin molded baits will have exactly the problems you guys mentioned. I had some problems with bubbles in the beginning...and still there arise some bubbles here and there, but I restrict potential bubbles into areas of the mold with no detail where I can fix the holes afterwards whit resin again and sand it down. I'm positioning the mold in a way the bubble collect in the area whith minimal work after curing. I alwas make a check for hidden bubbles by through-lighting the blanks with a strong light helps finding potential bubbles to fill them. For me bubbles are the thing I really hate...its the worst thing and everything else than lurebuilding fun...but it has to be fixed to get a perfect product at the end. The other thing...with bubbles or hidden bubbles which expand under our topcoat and paint in the heat is also tricky. As rookie said it worked for me either to let the pieces cure for a longer time and let them gas out. I was thinking about heating them, but never tried it until now...this will be the next thing I will try.
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    Inspired by TU

    Hi Dieter, I just saw that you built one of those bananas we talked about. Very remembers me the time when I was building bananas all the time ;-) Hope it will bring a nice fish...
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    Some unfinished lures

    Thanks! Yes those are foiled...I love foiled lures although foiling can produce some disadvantages
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    YummyBream Swimbait

    Thanks! :-) Although I made lots of baits out of wood I finally built molds for this one...
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    Some unfinished lures

    Some unfinished lures, ready for top coating...
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    YummyBream Swimbait

    Soft finned high backed swimbait built for slow-mo action...further description in the previous image..
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    YummyBream Swimbait

    This swimbait is slow sinking and I built it with to work at very slow speed over weed covers, in very flat water or close to the surface. It measures 6.5 inch and weights about 2,7 oz.
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    European Perch Crankbait

    Same lure ...
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    European Perch Crankbait

    This is my interpretation of a european perch crankbait. I built it in different versions with flat- or deep diving lip.
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    Swimbait won't swim

    Bob, first I like your through-wire construction! I'm afriend of tough wired baits. In my opinion your problem is concerned with the shape of the lure...your swimbait tail section makes a bow. This causes lacking area in the ventral "belly" section of the bait- This area is important to get the lure running...maybe you should try adding putty. Good luck