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  1. mark poulson

    Lure Eyes
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    three bluegill frogs Two only

    I have to set the hook quicker with the hard frogs, because the fish feel the hardness when they bite, and they spit more quickly than with a hollow body frog. But they also hook themselves more than with a hollow body frog, because the hook point is at the rear, and the pressure of the bite forces the hook up into the roof of their mouth. Once they bite it, they stay pegged. Hookup ratio is a little better than with a hollow body frog, because they are heavy enough that they don't get blown up into the air on the strike.
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    FET - constructive sale price

    Good point. It is important to know which questions to ask.
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    Good luck. Be sure and let us all know how it works out.
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    Crankbait Bills

    Be sure that the 5 min. epoxy you use is water proof, and not just water resistant.
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    FET - constructive sale price

    Do yourself a favor and talk to an accountant who specializes in small businesses, to get the info you really need, before you start. Even if you wind up having to pay them for their time (that's fair), you will save yourself a lot of headaches, and go into business with your eyes open, so there are no nasty surprises. If you let them know you are going to need an accountant, they may give you a price break if you agree to use them if and when you do go into business.
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    Be sure it gets up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, or it won't cook your plastic properly.
  8. mark poulson

    best paint over powder paint?

    I can tell you that, for me, I am no Ted Cadman magician when it comes to multiple powder coat colors. I still marvel at how much detail you can achieve!
  9. mark poulson

    Need for weighing lure

    I've found that building a lure with a V cross section, so there is less buoyant material at the thinner belly than at the thicker back and shoulders, helps with keeping a bait upright with minimal ballasting, depending on the material used.
  10. mark poulson

    Jointed Muskie Crankbait

    I never used back to back screw eyes, because I wanted to be able to adjust the joint spacing before I finish painted my jointed swim baits. Plus the closing of the opened screw eye once it was installed was beyond my abilities. If you use the screw eye/hinge pin method, you can adjust your joint after you've sealed the bait for testing, so you can get the action you want before you do your painting. Just be sure to seal the screw eye holes with runny super glue before you run in your screw eyes, to prevent water intrusion. I suppose, once you get the optimum joint spacing on your first bait, you can just measure the amount of screw eye protruding, and the make all of your subsequent baits have the same spacing, but I have never been that clever.
  11. mark poulson

    Crankbait build coat

    KBS don't thin Titebond 3 haven't tried it. I have used Titebond 2, and I thin it 25% water, or until it's thin enough to be absorbed. Devcon 2 Ton 25% denatured alcohol AFTER the two epoxy component are thoroughly mixed I have some left over E tex and NuLuster epoxy, and they both wiil work when thinned the same way. Super glue don't thin I'm not sure you can even thin it before it sets. The runny stuff is so thin to begin with, I think there's no need to thin it.
  12. mark poulson

    Recommendations for Wire Looping Pliers

    You Dah Man! Hahaha
  13. mark poulson

    Air Brush Paint

    First of all, welcome, and good luck. If you use the search feature under the Activity drop down on the upper left of this page, you can find a ton of advice on painting. It's worth taking the time to read as much as you can. Youtube had lots of air brushing videos that are helpful. Buy some cheap blue nitril gloves for painting. I only use one, on my left hand, since I'm right handed. It makes painting and cleanup a lot easier and faster. There are also Youtube videos on cleaning your air brush. Learn to do it, before you start painting, and make it a thing you do after each color. I keep a tupperware tub behind my paint station, so I can backflush easily between colors, and when I'm done for the day. Nothing frustrates me more than an airbrush that won't shoot right because it's got old paint in it, clogging up the paint passages and nozzle. And a dirty brush will take all the fun out of painting. Buy some Createx Air Brush Restorer, and use it to clean your air brush thoroughly every month if you're painting a lot. And never forget to clean the paint out of your air brush after you finish a session, or you'll be cursing yourself when you have to take it all apart and soak it overnight in the Restorer. Don't ask me how I know this. Hahaha Seriously, we've all done it, but try not to, because it's a pain the neck. And if you do have a problem, don't hesitate to post your problem here. The people here are not judgmental, and love to help each other.
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    Single row fluidbed

    As a hobby builder, I agree with you. But, if I were selling baits I think $270 wouldn't be a lot to spend on a machine that works, when I think of all the things I could be doing with the time it would take to make a successful bed. When I was in business for myself, I figured out pretty quickly that my time is my most valuable commodity. Ted (Cadman), you don't count. You're a magician.
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    clear coat?

    I had not heard of this before. Please let us all know your results if you decide to try it.