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  1. Very nice, I might have to try getting a piece of that stuff. Hillbilly - I totally agree. I love using cedar for lures, but man it is the worst to carve.
  2. eastman03

    The Viking Diver 2

    Booo, those two lures can never get along haha. Looks good!
  3. Basswood is Linden is it not? Very nice carving by the way!
  4. Sorry to revive my old post, but it's winter now and i'd like to actually make the paddle tail. This question may have been asked a bunch, but I'm having trouble finding any mold making or soft bait kits in Canada. I think I could find and order all the parts separately, but with shipping it gets quite expensive. Any other bait makers out there in Canada ordering soft plastics? or mold making stuff?
  5. I totally agree on the airbrush restorer. I thought I did a good job keeping my brush clean, until I soaked it overnight in the restorer. There was a bunch of little particles of paint that came out. It really does wonders.
  6. Unreal! Thanks for the tutorial. I'll hopefully be dabbling with this in the winter!
  7. I prefer to cut my lip slots while the wood is in block form as well, but if you are making many lures at a time, it can help to build a table saw jig like this to make repeatable cuts.
  8. You are correct, don't worry. Epoxy twist eyes are very strong!
  9. You are right, epoxy probably is stronger, and like a good engineer he got asked that a lot, and did some testing! lol
  10. I've had two big fish tear hooks out of lures (big muskies). Luckily they were both in the net, the fish thrashes, it kinda gets hooked in the net and it puts a ton of torque on the hook occasionally. I also wear a seatbelt, but have never gotten into an accident. haha To play devils advocate, I prefer to see thru wire lures (I really am only talking about bigger musky lures). I especially prefer it when some lures go for 100$ plus dollars. It's kinda like buying a Lambo with crank windows. When you buy a premium hand made lures, I don't mind paying the price, but I like to see all the best features. It's not the first fish or the tenth, it's after years of abuse, is that eye going to pull out? Not on the most well made lures. It makes the construction of a crankbait much more complicated! There are good ways to install a screw eye, and probably bad ways. Check out this video where he tests the pull out strength of different eyes. Interesting
  11. Krylon looking glass gives you pretty good results, ill second that. I don't have any experience outside foil and a few types of 'metallic' spray paint.
  12. That is awesome! The eyes look great. I'd be interested in some instructions on how to do that. Make a little tutorial and put it in the how to section (just an idea).
  13. As far as a finish goes, I've heard it is a good idea to use a 'mid coat' before doing the final epoxy job ( or other finish for that matter). Has anyone tried this. It seem like a great idea, it would eliminate any contamination issues I think. I keep sharing videos from this guys page (not mine btw), but he explains the idea of a mid coat starting at 9 minutes. I'm going to try it on an upcoming batch of lures i'm working on.
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