CNC Molds N Stuff

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  1. Which Rotometals lead?

    $1lb for known good quality lead is cheap. Some guys swear they buy awesome stuff for half that, but then some guys claim to buy classic cars for 10% of what they are worth every day too. Maybe it happens, but not everyday for everybody. I'd buy it. Not sure about the graphite coated part. You likely be skimming all of that off as dross. 5% antimony will make it a little harder lead, but if its pretty consistent you should be able to pour it in most molds. Buying it and reselling it is not a bad option, but probably you need some lead to get started, and the price on that is decent.
  2. Logo Charity Spinnerbaits

    If they are doing a lot of them they are probably using a process called pad printing.
  3. Logo Charity Spinnerbaits

    I've done both inkjet decals and laser decals. Its my understanding that laser ink is not water based, but of course you still have to protect the adhesive base of the decal from moisture or it will just come off. I've done lots of fishing rods with black and white laser when I have donated them to various organizations. Rod Provided by - My Company. I don't use any fixative. I just let them dry in the sun for a few days, and then coat them with clear epoxy. However, there was another poster here who did laser engraving on spinnerbait blades. It looked really classy and was a little more subtle than decals. Of course its purely a matter of personal taste.
  4. Which Rotometals lead?

    To be fair, I do have a different motivation for casting lead. I don't sell castings, and rarely cast to use them. My goal is to make sure molds work.
  5. Which Rotometals lead?

    I buy pure soft, and add their hard lead ($5+lb) if needed. I buy all my lead from Roto because I can't afford to waste my time with junk lead... well... unless its completely free. Even then I rarely use the unknown stuff.
  6. Jon Boat stable?

    I've got a Waco 2050-16 and its extremely stable. I think I flat bottom is more stable upto a point. When it reaches that point there is no recovery. You are going for a swim.
  7. Do you sell those hunting crankbaits ?

    Thanks Mike

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      CNC Molds N Stuff

      MikePaintsBaits,  

      I don't sell any  baits.  I do sell the mold, and since that was the was only the second of those baits I made I can't guarantee that you can make them hunt.  If you bought the mold I could tell you about what I did, but there is no guarantee you could make them hunt.  Probably some would.  

      Bob

       

       

  8. Hello,

       I’m a newbie to this site, I’m guessing you make CNC molds? Do you make them for plastics? Jig heads?

  9. THIS DOG WILL HUNT

    In the world of crank baits getting one that hunts is almost the Holy Grail. Even from one bait to the next made with "identical" components sometimes one will hunt and the next one won't so this test bait goes directly in my boat. Hunting is a word that describes a particular type of action for a crankbait. It retrieves on track, goes off track without rolling over, and then comes back on track. A crank bait with a nice wiggle that retrieves on track will catch fish, but one that hunts will catch fish that weren't even hungry. The hunting action provokes what is called a reaction strike.
  10. THIS DOG WILL HUNT

    In the world of crank baits getting one that hunts is almost the Holy Grail. Even from one bait to the next made with "identical" components sometimes one will hunt and the next one won't so this test bait goes directly in my boat. Hunting is a word that describes a particular type of action for a crankbait. It retrieves on track, goes off track without rolling over, and then comes back on track. A crank bait with a nice wiggle that retrieves on track will catch fish, but one that hunts will catch fish that weren't even hungry. The hunting action provokes what is called a reaction strike.
  11. Pouring split shot

    Drop out sometimes works. If it doesn't try a light dusting of talcum powder. The powder breaks up the surface tension of the lead and causes it to flow better. I had thought the talcum powder acted as an insulator like the graphite in Drop-Out does, but I've been studying up on resin casting lately and ran across that tidbit about talcum powder and resin. It makes sense since it often causes lead to flow so much better that it even flashes into vents if the lead is on the hot end.
  12. Passing of a Record Holder

    I just received a note in the mail from Renetta Lindsey. John Lindesy passed away. Some of you might remember him as bassrecord. That was his common handle on the forums and on Usenet. Others of you might recall his book. Big Bass Fly Fishing on Topwater a Field Guide. Some of you might even know he was an IGFA class world record holder. She suggest we check out, Ray Sasser outdoor sports columnist Dallas Morning News Sun Nov 19 2017. If somebody has a link to the article I would like to read it.
  13. Anyone Developed a Weedless Underspin Yet?

    There is an entirely different approach. Work weekends. Go fishing mid week when the fish are less pressured, and power fish targeting more active fish.
  14. New Weed Guard Set-Up From Mark Pack

    I have 200lb black mono I use for slip rig duck decoys. It seems limber, but try cutting off a 1.5" piece and bending it. I suspect 100lb might be closer to the ticket for this. I've got some 50lb mono on my catfish rigs. I'll check that out if I have time in the shop today. I think I might have some culling tags with 100lb mono, but I don't remember for sure. I'll check those too. Its a nice looking setup for sure. I am sure you guys know that mono weed guards have been done before (w.w.hook and others), and some guys quite like them. I've also seen mono used as a "loop" type weedguard with both ends secure on the shank. Those are great for shiner fishing in pencil tulies. I have to admit I have not seen this exact use of mono before with it tied down to the hook, but mono weedguards are not new. I am sure atleast some of you have used them before. FYI: From everything I have read patent pending does not actually offer any protection. The thing to do is file a provisional patent if you want to bring your product to market quickly, and then file for a full patent. I am not a patent attorney, but I read up on things when I can.
  15. Custom Aluminum mold question

    I use primarily 6061-T6 or 6061-T6511, because its the most economical aluminum that machines fairly well. 5052 is similar in price, but doesn't machine as well. 7075 machines "BETTER," but it costs a lot more. Those are all wrought alloys usually. 6061 doesn't cast with conventional methods worth a darn. I don't think 5052 or 7075 do either. There are also cast alloys that machine will. Those are great for plants that are setup to recycle. I can't speak to cost. I think 6061 is lower cost due to high production, because it is formable, machinable, and weldable. 5052 is also low cost due to higher production, because its formable, modestly machinable, very weldable, and much more corrosion resistant. Its probably one of the most popular "marine" alloys. 7075 is generally not considered weldable (except with very specialized methods), but it is highly corrosion resistant and very strong. Stronger than some steels. Wrought alloys will have some internal stresses due to their forming method. Cast alloys likely will be more homogeneous due to their forming method. I can very much see 6061 distorting when heated. Anyway, its quite likely that the OPs mold was made from Fortal or Mic-6 or some other machinable alloy the shop had on hand. I am sure different aluminum alloys will transfer heat at different rates just like other properties may differ.