Apdriver

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  1. Apdriver

    High Temp Mold Silicone

    Red Rtv high temp works for me but I don’t pour the numbers you do. Permatex makes it and it is readily available at most auto parts stores.
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    Bulk powder paint

    I bought some of their paint years ago when I first started. Didn’t take me long to get rid of it. Gave it away. Went to Columbia Coatings powder and haven’t looked back.
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    Modifying a Poison Tail ll mold

    There’s a couple of ways you can do it. Some people lay the hook in where they want and take a mallet, something besides steel, and hit the mold to leave an imprint. Then take a dremel and go to work on the mold. Relieve both sides so it’s symmetrical. Another way is to clean the face off with acetone or other solvent, lay the hook where you want it, and spray some Frankfort release over it and that will leave an outline to work from. I’ve done it both ways. With all that said, I prefer using the flat and ball end mills in my drill press with a drill press vice for these jobs as opposed to the dremel. Much more control as the dremel always wanted to run away when I tried with it.
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    Thank you for the fluxing advice!

    If you run out of candle wax, parrifin wax works well and can be bought pretty cheap at the grocery store in the canning area.
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    thermometer

    The infrared is what I use, also. Works good, lasts a long time.
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    Injector nozzle adapter

    Ive done this for a tight injection port.. Works well.
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    Musky Lure

    Thanks for sharing your techniques, thoughts and design of your bait. Very, very interesting from an engineering standpoint. I also enjoyed seeing how you worked the stainless with your jig to make the homemade harnesses. Great instructional technique and I appreciate the time and effort in its making. Two thumbs up!!!
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    Reverse Engineered

    Wow! Patented August, 1885. That’s an old timer you have there. Any idea what it was called back in the day?
  9. Apdriver

    Please help

    Nice bait Monte. Like it.
  10. Apdriver

    Best sized wire

    Just a suggestion, but you could use a little smaller wire for your inlines, say.020 or .022, and get better vibration and spin without too much more expense. Just a little wire.
  11. Apdriver

    Chatterbait blades...bend or no??

    I bend mine as they vibrate good even at a slow roll speed. I’ve caught my best fish fishing them slow and bumping cover.
  12. Apdriver

    Protech Curing

    You can buy a oven thermometer at Wally World for about 5 bucks.
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    Wanting to convert to an underspin. Help needed!

    The worm nose mold should work for an underspin. If you aren’t using it anyway, why not try it? I would lay whatever underspin attachment I wanted to use in the mold on there and see how it fits with the hook and screw lock in place also. Just make sure there aren’t any clearance issues. Although I don’t have any clearance issues with the plastic and spinner with this mod, you may want to look at that also. Just a few things to think about. Good luck....
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    Wanting to convert to an underspin. Help needed!

    Thanks Smalljaw. My memory didn’t serve me well on this one. It was the 2831 I used and enjoy its longer shank for this mod.
  15. Apdriver

    Jig Hanging Rack For Curing

    Very nice idea, Scott.