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  1. hazmail

    Merry Christmas & New Years

    It's a bit late here for Xmas, BUT hope you all have a great new year. Australia. Pete
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    Heat transfer chrome without machine

    Nice ''Chuck'', this is the ''holy grail'' of finishes as far as lures are concerned, great result and thank you for posting. I have been dabbling with this problem too for a while, mainly using gold and silver leaf which is not as ''chromy'' as heat transfer foil. - I have also tried transfer foil but all were attempted using various ''glue sizes'' with varying results,,,50/50 . Your process with the vacuum appears to have overcome some of my problems (mainly inconsistencies in the coating). From past experience, one area I think may be helpful to you is in your use of 30 min epoxy- I played around with this and it seemed a bit too touchy in that one day it would tack up after 3 hours and next day it would be 4. SO I started experimenting with UV epoxies, very quick set but again very inconsistent,, except for a "Solarez Epoxy'', which on curing (in a couple of minutes in the sun) it retains a tac on the surface which will ''grab'' anything that comes in contact including leaf, but not sure about heat foil - this tack lasts for days, even weeks. As an aside I have wrapped lure blanks in gold leaf, then inserted it into a latex tube, with a suction pump (food vacuum machine) the air is removed from the tube, atmospheric pressure then presses the tube onto the leaf , then the leaf (or foil maybe) onto the lure, works very well with gold /silver ''leaf'' but the down side is leaf is very delicate to handle. And by the way the best latex tubes I have found are condoms which may be a problem over there !!!!!!!!! . Thanks again for posting and keep the results coming. Pete
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    Silhouette Cameo- Aluminum foil etching

    Sounds interesting Dave (and looks interesting) especially the foil etching. Haven't got a machine yet but always wanted one, better get searching ! Thanks for posting Dave Pete
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    best way to prime with zinsser bin?

    ------ "Tomato'' here Bob. Pete
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    Respirator for water based paint?

    At about 40 years using W/B this year, many of these were without a mask or fan but I know after a big session with an A/Brush I would be blowing technicolor out my nose. Have been using an exhaust fan for about 8 years, no problem now. Pete
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    DIY Fishing Rod Rack for Truck Topper - Welding

    Nice Captain, you obviously know a thing or two about welding, I did like the simplicity of your rack. Pete
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    copy machine

    Mk1 Sorry Greg no plans but here are 3 versions of one I have been playing with for about 3 years. Version 4 was completed about 2 months back, I will get a picture tomorrow. Meanwhile check this one out, beautifully built but a bit noisy ---and NO GUARDS !!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIcrr3pJZBk Got me wondering weather Redg8R 's machine ever got built, he was on the right track. Mk 2 Mk3
  8. hazmail

    How to find center on a round dowel?

    That's a very cunning method Dave-- I have done similar in my metal lathe a few times and as you say it's pretty accurate. Pete
  9. hazmail

    How to find center on a round dowel?

    -- In times past isolation may have had something to do with it Pete. Today it's probably boredom. I made that one about 10 years ago and still comes in handy. Travis, that's a beauty too. Pete
  10. hazmail

    How to find center on a round dowel?

    For round or square, easy to make out of Al angle and very handy. Pete
  11. hazmail

    Debris In Topcoat

    DoubleT--I think you will find Denatured alcohol has about 5% water in it, water is a big no no with epoxy ----straight 100% alcohol works pretty good though. Pete
  12. hazmail

    Brush Tip

    Will do Wayne, good thinking and thanks for posting. Pete
  13. hazmail

    Physics of vibration and motion

    Froggerbass Yep, like Mark says, Dave will tell you (lip surfaces) it's all related to vortices, he's all over this stuff. Pete
  14. hazmail

    Australian lures

    Q----'' Did you ever get that whole upside down thing figured out? And the driving on the wrong side of the road? '' Funny thing is Mark, we seem to have gotten used to it . But when I have hired a car over there or in Sweden, I have had a few problems with direction and which side is up (North) etc - It doesn't take long to get used to it though ---BUT then we come home and have to go through re-calibrating the compass all over again . Have a great Xmas/ New Year all Pete
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    Thanks and have a good Xmas folks

    Me too ---- to everyone here and there , have a great Xmas and New Year $ be safe. Pete