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DanCampbell

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  1. Great idea on the steel ruler to check for errors, I have never been able to get this cut remotely square and this is a big step for me. Thanks everyone for the tips and the walk through to getting this done. Dan
  2. Ok, Please take a look at the cut and give my your thoughts. It looks fairly even to me. By the way, this is not the angle I want but was just testing the cut.
  3. Hi, My saw has lots of adjustments, it's new and I'm not sure what I am doing. I will re-read the manual start with the square. Thanks for the help guys. It's a real problem for me to get the lip slot cut straight, I have tried to get this right for a while. Dan
  4. All, I am working with a 1/2" thick wood lure and attempting to cut a lip slot with my 9" band saw. The issue is I can't get the band saw table level, even with a bulls eye level it is off on one side of the blade.The adjustment are not very precise, I keep going back and forth. When I make the cut and then look at the lip slot from the belly of the lure I can see it is slighter lower on one corner, otherwise it looks pretty good How critical is it for this cut to be dead level? I am thinking about building a "Sled" with a leveler in each corner in an attempt to make this cut. It would be a wooden section with screws on each corner and a clamp of some sort to hold the bait. I would run it along the fence in an attempt to keep things square. Any thoughts?
  5. Reel, Those lures are great, thanks for posting. I was giving up on createx regular but you make me want to try it again.
  6. Wow, I wish that was what my first ones looked like, what kind of paint are you using? Dan
  7. Hi Guys, Do you think I can get good results with regular Createx paint and a Paasche single action or should I try another type / brand ? I am thinking of buying a double action air brush but the choices are huge. I am searching the forums but it is a ton of information. Any thoughts would be great. Dan
  8. Hi All, I am using a Paasche single action H and Createx water based paint and can't seem to get it looking good. I have this hooked to a small Grizzly compressor set at about 45 PSI My paint looks spotty and spattered and I'm not sure how to correct this, any thought would be great. Dan
  9. Dave, I would like to make many and attempt to keep them the same, I am using a disk sander and using the pre drilled eye holes as a reference, I am trying to come up with a jig but I thought this may have been worked out already. Maybe I should stop at this point and work some from flat stock, that may be much better. Thanks for your thoughts everyone. Dan
  10. Hello, I am attempting to sand flat sides on my round lure body after it comes off of the lathe, I get the first side looking great but can not get the second side to match up. Anyone have a trick for this? I'm just not good enough free hand. Thanks Dan
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    Fins

    JP, Please understand that I only choose that photo because it was the best, hope I did not offend you. Thank you for the comments, it seems like a bit of work but the outcome is outstanding. Dan
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    Fins

    Found this great photo online, this is what I am asking about.
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    Fins

    All, I am looking through the gallery and notice fins either painted or grafted on (I'm not sure) can someone help my slow brain out and tell me how this is done. Thanks Dan
  14. Maybe even buy a couple of kits and start there, move slow and steady. This hobby is addictive. Oh, and listen to everything Dave says.
  15. Hi Guys, I'm sure I will find out the hard way but in my limited testing I could not break this lip with moderate torture testing. in the end the lip "Sheared" off rather than break. Many smacks on edge with a hammer and rock did not even chip it. I am going to proceed with one and use it roughly, so far it seems pretty strong. Dan
  16. Hello, I read that Cd's are 99% Polycarbonate, they are mostly 1.2mm thick. Would this be too thin for bass lures? Has anyone given this a try? Dan
  17. Thank you very much, this is exactly what I was loking for. Great information and help as always from everyone on this site. Dan
  18. Hello, I am working on a new lure and wanted to run my idea by the forum and ask for tips and advice. I have a lip-less minnow shaped pattern about 4" long and I don't know where to locate the weights. My thought is to drill a few pilot holes and use big screws for testing (moving the screws and checking the action)at the lake. Any thoughts on testing procedures would be welcome, I just looking to cut out the useless steps my brain will make me go through. Some information- 4" tapered minnow shape (flat sided) Not jointed No lip/bill Not a through wire I plan to have two hooks (Belly and tail) Thanks Dan
  19. I would like to see the paint job when finished. Dan
  20. Hello, Are you able to get a rounded edge with the spindle sander or does it just clean up the Bandsaw marks? I'm not sure how a spindle sander works. Thanks Dan
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