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  1. Epoxy Primers

    Don't listen to woodieb8 dinger, your not doomed getting into making wood musky /pike lures. Its an easy and relaxing hobby ,and think of the thousands of pounds you could save. Nor does it require 70 hours a week, 40-50 hours per week is fine to start with for first year or two !
  2. Drilled holes in the wrong place...

    Just re-read pickadoll ,if it's seriously big and deep ballast holes, surely just fill with dowel or foam ? Then re- balance with new ballast hole ? much easier and less messy and wont take a huge amount of epoxy if it's 50 big ballast holes . Hope you get it sorted o.k . ......glider
  3. Drilled holes in the wrong place...

    If its critically balanced gliders david, I've used closed cell foam or balsa dowel which adds slightest of bohyancy. Glue in hole leaving enough room to add tiny bit of whatever lead needed to balance before filling with your usual filler. It does mean ballast adjusting and tank testing each one though ......glider
  4. Drilled holes in the wrong place...

    Plugs of same wood ?
  5. Iwata HP-C+ parts

    Nice one...
  6. Here's to a good new year

    Wishing all you guy's a good new year .......glider
  7. Balsa Bait Lip Slots

    Sorry, I tend to think in terms of big pike size lures ! the few smaller minnow sized ones I make I use a bandsaw. ...
  8. Iwata HP-C+ parts

    Mark, why not measure o,ring with micrometer and order from eBay o,ring suppliers, I've ordered nitrile o,rings of various exact sizes no problem ...

    I use a tool compressor, you can have moisture trap on compressor no problem, I use a small inline trap attached to airbrush and have no issues with mosture. One big advantage I've found no one has really mentioned is, with a big capacity compressor you can turn off compressor when full and used stored air for quite a few lures in silence ....glider
  10. Balsa Bait Lip Slots

    I made a sled and jig for cutting slots in large crank blanks in the square. With flat sided cranks you can cut slot on shaped lure if needed. One advantage of cutting on finished lure is perfect clean finish around slot with no unsightly buildup of multiple epoxy coats around slot . I also planned on using my jig to do this on big jake type lures, just finished making a batch for someone and didn't want to risk it though ! Will be trying it with a few completed lures next batch to see how it goes...
  11. Balsa Bait Lip Slots

    Pondbuster custom balsa crankbait bill slot jig
  12. Balsa Bait Lip Slots

    One you might want a look at - Search pondbuster lip cutting machine on youtube,
  13. Australian lures

    Think of the time you saved though pete. ...
  14. Just like to wish all a good new year, great site, great resource and keep it up old and new !
  15. gold and silver paint

    Iook forward too seeing them k.h