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  1. http://www.solarbo.com/ balsa wood
  2. http://www.luremaking.com/catalogue/ Dan, On page 53 if you download or just look on line they have lips down in lower left, They also had a little book with very helpful hints and procedures. I haven't dealt with them in a few years but when I did they were good to deal with. They had good pricing also. http://www.hagensfish.com/ Around page 62 or 63 they have lips. These guys are in the U.S. and fantastic pricing. Just pay attention to the pricing , usually its based on 1000 pcs. best O' luck Goonsdad go blackhawks
  3. I found a producer of PVC material... Rod, Bar & Machining Stock I called them and they gave me a number for a local distributor whom I called and order some PVC rounds... Looking fwd to "playing" As you can see they have different shapes and sizes of rectangular as well. Pretty reasonable prices.. 1" rounds x 5ft were $3.98 ea. plus s&h. just my
  4. Atrophius... lol I needed that I am one crabby guy right now... affraid to touch or kiss Mrs. Goonsdad for fear of spreading???. I cant smile without skin cracking just outside my nose. However i was able to drink a beer without any real issues:sauced:. So along that line... Mrs. Goonsdad had mono a month ago, I had my 1st alergic reaction 3 weeks ago and now again... love tinkering with the lures... but love Mrs. Goonsdad more... been a long"fun" month... he said very sarcastically.
  5. Sounds goofy I know, but has anyone had any "break outs" after using Minwax sealer/ hardener? I am trying to narrow down where this is coming from. I have some spots on my arm where I felt the microscopic drops hit, that I understand, but its also around my nose and mouth and I am wondering if just the fumes alone that I am that alergic to. By no means was I sniffing... just painting it on a piece of wood. The garage door was open and a nice air movement. Either that or my shaving cream.. but I have shaved several times since the first time this happened and didn't break out. The first time I just chocked it up to stressful day at work... but no stress lately. Not trying to bash Minwax, If it is, then I have to go about things differently. Thanks folks
  6. Big Bass Water has the same principles as air. The shape of an airplane wing controls lift, drop and drag. So the answer is probably all the above. Having a lip just slightly out of kilter may affect a lot of movement or lack there of. I know that really doesn't help much much in solving your dilemna.
  7. I have 4 Fishing Mag subscriptions... and I usually just stare at the lure ads... Is this our idea of "Lure Porn"
  8. Vodkaman, My saliva glands go nuts with the thoughts of a bloody mary from some neat bar up near Spart Wisconsin. ........ sorry lost my train of thought. I agree that the intial cut with the side cutting would have to be thought out well. I was thinking that if you had the "pattern" have a slope on the "feed in" to the body so that it was a gradual cut versus just dropping it into the body and having your wood "shoot your eye out" when it popped out. Obviously that is time wasted ... time is money.. money is competition. Gotta go dinner bell just rang:twocents:
  9. what kind of finish does this give? would the finish be smoother using a router with say.. 3/8" dia bit or smaller being perpindicular to the the wood? I just started throwing it on solidworks.... but the "honey do list" is growing with the nice weather.


    KelpKritter, Try this hopefully they can help you. Its who I use for bags and the like. Clear Tubes
  11. Palm... Do you dip the baits or paint on the proprionate? how many layers?? I'm just trying to get an idea of time involved. tanx
  12. Sorry For The Ignorance Here But Does This Stuff Cut Well On A Lathe?
  13. Thank you for your service, God Bless and God Speed.. "Follow Me!"
  14. amen.. a man with his priorities in-line. It does go fast. I seemed to have had a time warp... I could have sworn my twin boys were 10 just yesterday, now 17 and just made there first long drive down to Al. to see my brother. Is there abilities to make different shapes and sizes with the machine? Change out blades??? or tooling?
  15. On The line, Just out of curiosity why are you selling the machine? Looked like you do great work with it. Goon
  16. As far as a hole being cut into a jar, don't know if this is what your looking for... buuuut could you cut a hole into the lid of the jar and screw it on tight???

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    Redneck!!! AHH a man after my own heart. I have been red since I was 17 and everyone else was listening to late 70's and early 80's rock and I had Willie on the radio. Well back to the topic at hand... Hagen's has a nice wire bender and decent prices in their catalog, they advertise on here occasionally. google "solarbor peachhost" for balsa. As far as painting there are some true VanGoghs on here, just search "painting" and look at the gallery. There are many posts with tons of info to research and digest. My man cave has no heat.. so lots of sufing this winter and bending wire in the basement... best of luck
  18. where can I find either one?
  19. As though we don't have enough politics in Illinois/ "State of Chicago", just introduced to the Senate last week, was a ban on lead sinkers and jigs. Call your senators and express your displeasure, there are more important things to worry about than minute chance a bird digs in the mud and finds a split shot and swallows it. In the bill it does address lure making. Section 2 line 3 para. "e" . For more info you can google: illinois general assembly senate bill sb1269:boo: Does anyone know what the comperable material is that can be used in place of lead? Time to go to the fishing show and...
  20. Looking to start selling myself and wondered: has any store asked you to supply your own bar code label on your lure bags/clamshells? Just wondering what to expect before I go pounding the pavement. thx
  21. Great info..So along that line as I am just starting out as well and so I should include adding 10% fed. ex. tax plus state retail tax in my sell price??? This is the stuff that makes me nervous.
  22. There is also the book " Small Business for Dummies" out there... not much for pictures... thats a joke. If only I could stay awake for more than a paragraph at the end of the day.zzzzz. God gave us all a creative mind... there are many designs and shapes that haven't been thought of yet. Plenty o' fishermen to be... I mean fish to be caught Bountiful is right on about starting out small... unless of course you already did and the lures are selling like hotcakes and you are ready to take the next step and go into true "mass production" dozens or hundreds per day where you may need to buy what it takes to do that. Borrow small.. use profits after that to grow. Does Tackle Underground offer "BAILOUTS"?
  23. Wow 10% excise tax.. ouch thats comes out to about 30% of the material costs on my spinner bait that I was going to charge. thanks for that heads up... will definitely adjust the sell price. Being from Illinois and all, who knows where that money ends up going. Blago's attourney fee's?
  24. I'm not sure why it shows up in question marks but you can google S.C.O.R.E. and small business and it should take you there.
  25. Dude and Bill, Here is a link to templates for business plans from S.C.O.R.E. that deals with small businesses. Thanks Bill for the "smack in the head" I had forgotten about these guys. We live in the land of opportunity, grasp the ring. ????????????
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