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• Birthday 10/22/1967

## Profile Information

• Location
Dubai U.A.E
• Interests
Lure making & angling

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1. ## Ballast calculator

Hi Dave Thanks for sharing the excel, will start working on same. I have some lure blanks to finish, will try to use the excel. Regards, Raghubir
2. ## How do lips/bills work

Hi Pete They are Fantastic Lures, speaks to your passion. It adds to the discussion visually more , additionally gives us an opportunity to see your talent. Well done. Regards, Raghubir
3. ## Ballast calculator

Hi Dave, Me too I would like to try, could you please share calculator on my following email id. sudanraghu2210@hotmail.com Thanks & Regards, Raghubir

5. ## Need for weighing lure

Hi, I have been looking around to find answers to some of my quries, i am into the addiction of timber lure making as hobby. Spend 9-10 hours on job and remaining hours on lure making and love wood carving. 1). does lure requires weight even whenit sit horizontal on the water surface and gives a good head to tail side to side action. Does it requires to sink down the lure slowly or fast either way to reach at the depth of getting the target species of fish. 2). i have seen in majority of lure making tutorials the weight is placed one at front and other at rarer of belly eye. In some cases 2 weights at front and one or 3 at the rarer of belly eye. What function it gives to the lure apart from balancing. 3).what action of the lure is expected if i put 2 gm weight in the front and .5gm to 1 gm at the rarer of belly weight. (more weight in the front & less at the rarer of belly eye) It has been proved that - line tying, bib shape , angle of bib, design of lure affects / give action to the lure but i would appreciate if someone share his experience or resource which will help me to clear what functionality of weighing a lure apart from balancing and acheiving depth. Thanks, Regards, Raghubir
6. ## Scroll Saw from Jigsaw

I regret for very late replying, because i was going through another challenging task of saving my job here in Dubai. Thank you all for your feedback, infact there is saying "need is the mother of invention" so here we are. Commercially available scroll saw here in UAE are very expensive and cannot think of buying one for my hobby. Thaught better to do something at a very low cost, collected idea from various sources and started the project. It was challenging because i have zero knowledge of carpentory work, i finished few lure as follows:
7. ## Top coat Help

Thanks Bobp for your views and tips. What my worry is without correcting it if the use the lure it may not last longer since there are some fisheyes which may distory the surrounding epoxy coat. Thanks, raghubir
8. ## Top coat Help

Thanks BobP for your tips & suggesting the post, will go through the same now . Regards, Raghubir

10. ## Top coat Help

Hi guy's thanks for the suggestion, advise and probably cause of problem. What glider said was correct: - I did first coat of epoxy after putting foil and then applied color - 2nd it is also correct I put more color to hide the foil on the belly. (I used jacquard colors which comes is pre reduced form but are too thin to apply single coat unlike createx) - 3rdly I gave enough time for drying 24 hrs before applying ET . Do I need to apply epoxy to the affected part only after light sandling to save my hard work ( it's a pain to loose lure after so much hard work) I notice one thing after applying coat to whole lure everything was Ok for some time and gradually it stated and I thaught may be epoxy is getting dry up I use more hot air with my hair dryer. May be this has worsen the things. Will try as suggested, glider you have G8 experience and hit correctly how I may have done the coat. thanks once again glider, Wayne and 21xdc for your prompt suggestion will try tonight. Regards, Raghubir
11. ## Top coat Help

Hi I am in the process of completing another 3 lures, while doing top coating with envirotex lite I came across following problems not able to sort out. How I did it ; First I clean the lures with rubbing alcohol and put them on my drying wheel. Mixed resin & hardener thoroughly for 4 minutes before applying on the lure and start my drying wheel. After 15 minutes I use hair drier to blow away air bubbles if any. Kept the lures on drying wheel for 4-5 hours and then stop keeping the lures still on the drying wheel for curing. The coat was uneven at all the places with small pots and lumps at few places. After 72 hours I sanded the lures lightly and tried putting thick coat and the end result top & sides of lures were nicely finished but the belly is in bad shape with pots at few places & lumps. Here are the pictures : Would appreciate if some one advise me where I went wrong and how to correct the belly now. Thanks & Regards, Raghubir
12. ## Scroll Saw from Jigsaw

Hi Stretcher Rockwell tool is also fantastic, at the cost of \$99 its not available in Dubai and if i buy online end up paying heavy customs. Here normal scroll saw are available costing \$500 plus and what i made cost me only \$50 and time. Thanks, Raghubir

14. ## Airbrush acrylic colors

Thanks buddy, thats what i was looking for. Great tips will follow. Regards, Raghubir
15. ## Airbrush acrylic colors

Thanks BobP, for sharing your first hand experiences, do these colors needs special precaution while handing them. I do the same way, MonteSS. Thanks for be there for the help, I have very limited experience of painting lures with airbrush. So far could manage to paint 5-6 lures, sometimes Opaque white gets thin and most of the time not. I have seen that its basically used to paint the belly of the lure. You know when you have carved a great lure are not able paint it because of color in-spite of all option and end up spoiling the bait its so frustrating. Y'day i was trying to paint belly of lure with opaque white but when the color decided that it will not get thin and flow through brush, i end up painting belly with yellow transparent color. Hi, gliders me too. Yes i was looking for a group which gives me some ideas and advice on using airbrush & colors specifically and found this group meeting my expectations. Regards, Raghubir
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