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  1. they modified the formula to resolve laminating issues when guy/gals use laminate plates . The original formulas didn't laminate too well so their solution was to make a formula that has a lower melting point so that the two sides would stick together better . Overall it's meant to be cooked up just the same as any other plastic
  2. cascade in particular is really bad and I had a horrible experience with it . I washed a bunch of molds in the sink , then I filled the top rack of the dishwasher so they could drip dry . a few hours later my wife filled the bottom rack with plates and fired up the dishwasher without seeing that the top rack was loaded . All of the molds turned purplish and felt as though they went thru a rough tumbler . Some degreaser soaps will do the same or worse . I've turned aluminum parts black while soaking in one brand . Dawn , palmolive or sunlight are the safest to use at home
  3. Being a new mold it sounds to me like polishing residue or oils If it's dirt or oils then dish soap is safe to use . It works well and sunlight is the best one to use because it cuts thru the dirt and oils better than the other soaps . Don't use the dishwasher detergents though , they can cause a really bad reaction with the aluminum if soaked for an extended period of time . Trust me , I've made that costly mistake
  4. The posted problem has been resolved . From what I understand the problem is related to a broken thermometer . I don't think I've ever sent a mold out that was un-vented . I recall you buying a hand pour a few years back but I don't recall you buying the injection curly tad
  5. I haven't woken to a pillow over my face yet but I'm sure it's coming
  6. I'm fortunate in the fact that my wife is terrified to step into my shop , but unfortunately she 's going to sell all of my stuff for next to nothing when I pass because I say "20 bucks " every time she asks "how much "
  7. I wouldn't say copyright infringement but it could leave them wide open for a mold maker that they copy - to copy everything single that they put out without hesitation
  8. Most of my molds (Enforcer) are in stock or can be in stock pretty quickly . If there is any delay then it's usually a week .
  9. there are only a handful of companies world wide that make carbide cutter blanks . Most are made in Israel . I've excluded China because they mass produce everything , but ironically they have the highest reserves and they are also the largest exporter of raw tungsten . Their claw back of exports is the reason for the price increases over the past several years . The quality companies for the most part are using the same blanks , they just vary in the quality of their grinding processes . Personally I've always found that the best source for calculating cutter speeds and feeds is straight from the horses mouth , most companies have a recommended sfm for their specific cutters
  10. travers tool sells pin gages cheap (class z) . You could chop one into at least two pieces which would probably be cheaper than buying a hardened dowel pin .
  11. 15% off sale at Enforcer Bait Molds till Sept 8 2016 , see site for details
  12. I'm always following the forum and a few others as well . There's a lot of valuable information on the site and there's always something new to read . I'm pretty much in the same boat as everyone else here and I originally got into making baits with the plans of upping my own game on the water . The only complaint that I have now is that I have crap loads of baits and not much time to fish em these days . I know that there's a fine line between talking about my baits and , self promoting (which seems to be a topic) , so I hang back unless theres an important point to make .
  13. bigger is yet to come . The 300 a bit small for the way that I fish as well , but there is a time and place for everything
  14. the 4 inch frog is a different beast from the 4.5 enforcer frog . the 4 inch frog is designed to be more of a bank bouncer , it's a slow bait at which short bursts (tugs) will create a great splashing action . It's meant to mimic a real frog / toad which in nature don't race across the surface . I needed to design something for slower fishing and for the heavy strikes that tend to happen after I bounce my baits of the grassy edge , I also wanted to have something with a bit more of a presence on the surface . This is something that I seriously needed out on the water , which is why it came to be The 4.5 enforcer frog is a very productive bait but Both are completely different baits and are meant for different fishing styles BTW . I really appreciate the compliments from you guys , it really does mean a lot to know that your enjoying this stuff Curt Enforcer Bait Molds
  15. I've been wondering how a pampered chef microwavable pot would work . I've been eyeballing my wifes pot (i don't dare touch) that's been boiling carrots etc in the micro for years now , and it's as intact as it was new . I don't know what type of plastic it is but it's tough stuff and very similar to delrin . I know that delrin can easily handle the heat because I made my first injector out of it and I also used it for the plunger on one of my aluminum injectors as well Has anyone tried it yet ? Seems to me to be a safer choice than the silicone cups and I think it'll burn before it ever melts