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Pickadoll last won the day on July 10 2017

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    Fishing, playing music, making homemade lures.

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  1. Best wood for neutral buoyancy

    When I make suspending/slowsink/sinking wood glide jerkbaits I mainly use beechwood but I also like to use Siberian larch. I have also tried oak, linden tree (swedish basswood), maple, pine, american ash wood, and fir wood. But the first two I meantioned is perfect for glidebaits and super easy to work with if you compare to woods like oak and maple. If you have a saw machine like bandsaw and a router to round the edges you will be very very happy with beechwood. Siberian larch is easier to shape than beechwood but needs a bit more lead weight but nowhere near as much as you need with basswood. Hope this helped a bit!? /Pickadollbaits
  2. musky bait

    I really love that one <3!
  3. Hello everybody! Today I made a big misstake at the workshop. I drilled 1 of 2 weight holes in the wrong place on 50 lures today.I dont know how I managed to do that haha! Is there a good way to fill these holes up and then drill new holes in the right position? Maybe by making a filler by mixing epoxy and saw dust? The wood I use has the density around 0,65-0,75m3 and the epoxy I use has the density just over 1,0 so the epoxy is heavier than the wood. /Pickadollbaits
  4. Trollingbait.jpg

    Yes. Check my Instagram: Pickadollbaits
  5. trollingbait.jpg

    Trolling bait for Northern Pike.
  6. Trollingbait.jpg

    Foiled trolling bait for Northern pike.
  7. Trollinbait.jpg

    Trolling bait for Northern Pike. 27cm long.
  8. Airbrushing glitter paints

    I painted this lure with Faskolor Fasglitter Gold. It worked great.
  9. Foiling Hardbaits

    I used Plastic padding to build the plating on the back of the lure and then covered it with aluminum foil and then I used a rust paint from a model painting brand like you said :)!
  10. Foiling Hardbaits

    That looks really awesome! Btw. What kind of wood do you use to carve? I havent made a foiled lure in a couple of years but when I saw your video I now want to do it again :)! I have tried many types of foiling techniques. I generally like to put the foil all around the lure so I can use the airbrush to make a smooth transition between foil and paint BUT I didnt have any picture of any lures when I did so haha! /David
  11. Silicone Rubber molds

    Are you going to make a two piece silicone mold? You can use clay that you can melt and then pour to the center line of the bait and you will get a pretty awesome seam line. I recommend this clay cause it is high quality stuff I used for at least 5 years. Chavant NSP (Sulphur free). And you can reuse it as many times as you want.
  12. Options For Sealing Balsa

    Thanks for the answer. Have you tried other kinds of wood hardeners or have you only tried Minvax wood hardener? Just want to know if Minvax version is the best option cause Minvax is really hard to get a hand on in my country (Sweden).
  13. Options For Sealing Balsa

    I have always wanted to try Minvax Wood hardener for my detailed carved lures cause I need a sealer that doesn't build on the surface like epoxy, propionate and so on. But I've heard that Wood hardener is very toxic stuff. Do I need to use special protection clothes when I use it :)?
  14. Shrinking tube stencil?

    Hello! Have somebody here tried to use a shrinking tube as stencil? I imagine that it would work almost as good as a vacuum formed stencil!? I have a lure model in resin that has highly detailed carvings and I need a stencil that is shaped like the lure to save time from A LOT of masking and to get a good end result but I don't have money enough to build a vacuum former right now so Shrinking tube was the only thing I could think of. Or does someone here got any better ideas? I have thought of Jig skinz but I think they are a bit to thin. /Pickadoll baits.
  15. Crankbait/Wobbler instructions?

    Sorry, I forgot to answer you BobP haha but it's never too late ;)! I have made a couple of prototypes. Ballast had effect on my models but I think that lip position and line tie position was the most important to get right. I will add some pictures of the lures when they are done. Thanks!