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  1. Yeah, I would say its burnt. Anytime you get smoke, the plastic is to hot and needs to be cooled off before burning beyond use. I would try stirring as you heat it to keep a more uniform temperature until you get a feel for how fast the bunsen burner heats up.
  2. You may want to take you design and idea to your local college and talk to some engineers. You may be pleasantly surprised by what they come up with and also how cost efficient it will be.
  3. I like that idea. I'll have to try it out as I go from 1 cup to a fry daddy. Just seems as if there is no in between anymore Haha.
  4. You can also use aluminum flashing. Pick up some from lowes or home depot cheap.
  5. I've never tried to make my own molds so I can't comment on that but I do have CNC molds from just about all the supplier's and the quality is 2nd to none. Pick your favorite lure and order away.
  6. Yup, the sand worked perfectly. Thanks for the input
  7. Anybody know the base color of Houdini? Is the color a transparent carolina pumkin? Or transparent root beer? Thanks in advance.
  8. The only problem is the owner has no vested interest in your product so they will try to sell what they have paid for before selling your product. If you can get a high visibility location in the store, you will be better off. Also, if the store closed abruptly, you are out your product if you can't get in to remove it. We never put product on consignment just for those reasons. We lost 38 stores during the recession but were paid for the product so no monetary loss. Just my .02.
  9. It looks as if there is more of the crown of the tail in the vent. What if you block off the right side of the vent next to the tail with some clay ( or something easily removed. ) to keep more of the plastic shooting toward the inside of the mold. Or keep the first 2 cavities full and shoot just the last cavity to see how it fills.
  10. You might try shooting some air in the claws with a hypodermic needle.
  11. Same style we use. It works great.
  12. Yes, seriously, it works quite well.
  13. I run all my leftover through a meat grinder then remelt.it works great. Just get a cheap one from a yard sale. (Mine came from harbor freight.)
  14. Driftwood

    Base pins

    Just ordered my guards. Will go to bass pro for some lead. Thanks for the info smalljaw. That helps a lot. I usually buy my jigs but couldn't pass this mold up. I've been pouring plastic for several years but this is new. Thanks to everyone for your help.
  15. Driftwood

    Base pins

    I'll check them out. Thanks.
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