Musky Glenn

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  1. Musky Glenn

    How to remove cracked bills From wood baits?

    I've had some luck with a small drill bit working slowly to drill the lip out. Epoxy the new lip back in. Doesn't need repainting just to fish.
  2. Musky Glenn

    overcoat for chrome?

    My favorite top water lure is a salt water model of the Super Spook in Clown Color. It is chrome basically but the chrome won't stick from the factory. Great while they last.
  3. Musky Glenn

    syringe 2 parts epoxy( more than 5 min)

    No problem Chuck Young, this site is all about giving choices that work in our own situations. I failed to mention that I use those cheap nylon brushes and dispose of them each mix. I have picked up many good points from your post and look forward to many more. Good luck to all.
  4. Musky Glenn

    syringe 2 parts epoxy( more than 5 min)

    My $.02, I use Bob Smith's slow cure epoxy and pour from the 4.5 oz. bottles into what looks like equal size puddles of epoxy and hardner. I stir the two puddles together with the same brush I am going to coat the lure with. I do this on a clean 4"x4" sticky sheet that I make notes on by the phone. Sure ain't rocket science, but it works for me. I don't measure anything.
  5. Musky Glenn

    oil compressor ?

    I spray with a small Craftsman tankless compressor. I solved that problem by attaching a portable air tank in my air line then spray from the air tank. I added a tire valve to the air tank and attach an airhose to it when ever the air pressure drops low. I can usually spray on about three tanks of air per four hour session. So compressor only runs three times for approx 3-4 min each fill up.
  6. Musky Glenn

    Top coat for painted reel seats?

    As good as Createx is on lures, I don't believe it is the best choice for this project. Bonding is not one of its strong points. Good luck
  7. Musky Glenn

    Rattle can clear coat problem

    My uneducated guess was that the spray can was Lacquer base and the humidity was high when you sprayed. Lacquer doesn't like moisture, turns white. Good luck.
  8. Musky Glenn

    Glitter and Epoxy

    What MonteSS said.
  9. Musky Glenn

    Lures On A Lathe

    One thing that will help with the balsa wood is to invest in a live center/ball bearing center for the tail stock of your lathe. This keeps the lathe from burning the end out of the wood.
  10. Musky Glenn

    Which urethane

    Nearly all paint companies make a urethane clear coat. The higher the percentage of urethane the better. Semi gloss is semigloss , "high gloss", and "clear gloss" are the two that have the good shine we want on lures. These are usually made for furniture or cabinet finishes for the home use. I don't know how much water protection they have. I would soak a scrap piece of wood finished with the urethane to see how it reacts to water submersion. One thing to be sure of is it will turn amber with age. You should be able to dip lures into this finish and hang. There is not a big problem with saving the finish when the can is opened. It will usually skim over in the can as used. Just gently cut the skim open enough to stick the lure through. Sand between coats with 320 grit paper.
  11. Musky Glenn

    Copic Airbrush System

    I don't own this either but a close friend does and he does some fantastic color fading and shading. His colors are very vivid. I don't believe you have to use just copic pens. I don't think it is meant to replace the airbrush just enhance your capabilities. Good luck
  12. Musky Glenn

    Spinnerbait heads

    Lure parts on line have unpainted one ounce heads for $1.00 or $1.50 for 2.5 oz. heads. Good heads to work with.
  13. I just drilled a hole in the tips of my vise. Close the vise and drill hole a little smaller than coil so it will tighten around coil when used.
  14. Musky Glenn

    Doug Hannon style guides

    I noticed today that Aaron Martin was using that type eye on his drop shot rod.
  15. Musky Glenn

    Wood Link

    The bad thing about kiln dried lumber is it doesn't want to stay that way. If it isn't stored where moisture content of the air is in the 5-8% range, the kiln dried quickly picks up the moisture out of the surrounding air (usually 10-15%) and looses the benefits of being kiln dried. The rule of thumb for green, fresh cut lumber to dry down to as low a moisture content as the surrounding air, is one year per each inch of thickness. A 2X4 should be dried for two years before you consider it dried. Length and width doesn't come into account. They use to recommend Lead base paint or wax on the end grain to keep moisture from escaping through the end grain and causing those long splits at the ends of the boards. You want the moisture to escape through the sides, top and bottom of the boards, that is why it takes so long to correctly air dry lumber. Once it is air dried like that it is about as close in moisture content as kiln dried lumber that has been stored out doors under a shed . They all seek to find the level of the air that surrounds them.