MEL

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About MEL

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  • Birthday 01/27/1928

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    yorba linda, ca
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  1. MEL

    making a mold

    MORE ON MOLD MAKING To make a mold one has to have something to mold. Most all of my bait designs were to make a bait that fits one of the Do-It leaded molds. I start with two pieces of 0.032 brass shim stock. These are fastened togeather with double sided cellophane tape. The outline of the bait is then sawed, filed , etc. your satisfaction. The body of the bait are then made up of 1/32 strips of basswood glued together to the thickness required. Each 1/32 strip is coated with a color before gluing. This will facilitate shaping the body. When the body is finished The model is then separated into the two halves and mounted into the cavity. Sprues are the added and your are ready to mold. Most of my molds are made with polyurethane resin [ RC-3, VAC50, specialty resin.com]. I usually make a dozen bait molds of each design. This only a hobby for me and I don't sell baits. Usually make baits 2 or 3 times a year or as required.
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    making a mold

  3. MEL

    making a mold

    GO FOR IT. I HAVE BEEN DOING IT FOR 25 YEARS +. ALUMILITE REGULAR WORKS FINE
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    American Tackle blank---- AMMBB 844-B
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    Injected swim bait 4 inch

    Mold material: Alumilite RC-3 Designed for 1oz Do- it shad mold.