whitaker201

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  1. History of tackleunderground

    I guess I am on the younger side at 36. This place has been a great place for me to shorten the learning curve when it comes to making baits. The amount of knowledge and the great members make TU an awesome place! I am still soaking up all the knowledge I can from this place.
  2. new shop

    Looks great! I am setting up an area in my barn. I still have a few more things to do but I am getting closer. I just finished lighting and electric last weekend.
  3. Lure holders

    Nothing new but something others may not have seen yet. I don't remember where I first saw these, but they are easy and cheap to make. Supplies: 2x4 1/8" dowel rod Alligator clips I cut the 2x4 into 3" sections. Next I drilled two 9/64 holes 1.5" apart (or whatever you spacing needs to be for the hook hangers) for the dowel rods. Cut the dowel rods to 4" sections and crimped the alligator clips on the ends. Last I glued the dowels in the holes of the 2x4's. That's it. Simple, cheap, and easy to make lure holders.
  4. Brooklyn Apt Lure Making Cabinet

    Very cool idea!
  5. Custom Jig mold cost?

    If you like everything on the Do-it mold except the collar I would modify it with a dremel tool. I have added a barb to a skirt collar before like that.
  6. FIELD TESTING CRANKBAITS

    Like JD said, look for a river or stream with moving water.
  7. More progress made

    That is what I am going to use. I found some 2' LED strip lights at Home depot and Menards for around 20$. I'm going to get a few for overhead lighting and to use on the paint booth.
  8. More progress made

    Built a workbench and bought one this weekend. I almost finished up a paint booth too. I need to wire it still and add a light. It will be nice having an area to work in.
  9. More progress made

    I am going to break out a big sheet of paper one night to practice. I really need to, but first I need to build a few work benches and maybe a paint booth.
  10. ABEST - Airbrush + Compressor - Bad Idea?

    If you are looking to stay on the inexpensive side I would look at: Harbor freight 3 gallon air compressor and its on sale for 40$ https://www.harborfreight.com/1-3-hp-3-gallon-100-psi-oilless-air-compressor-97080.html?ccdenc=eyJjb2RlIjoiNDY2ODI1MDUiLCJza3UiOiI5NzA4MCIsImlzIjoiMzkuOTkiLCJwcm9kdWN0X2lk IjoiMzY2NSJ9 I bought this air brush a few weeks ago so I do not know how well it will hold up but it was recommended to me from a guy on here: Royalmax 130 it is 22$ http://www.pecoglobal.com/product_p/rm_130a.htm I don't know how loud the compressor is but if you are working in a garage you should be fine. If you are working in the house that may be a different story.
  11. History of tackleunderground

    I am a newbie here but I enjoy learning about the history of this site. I found this site while looking for information about building crankbaits. I read through a ton of posts and lurked for a while then decided to join. This site has a ton of info available and a great member group that are willing to help others learn. Thank you to all past and present that keep this site growing!
  12. More progress made

    Thank you all. I'll try the gill slash a few (ok, alot) more times then if I still have trouble I will make a stencil.
  13. More progress made

    I'll try it from the gallery this time.
  14. IMG_20171105_171802366.jpg

    A couple more finished
  15. More progress made

    More progress over the weekend. Cleaned out more of the barn and got the area I want to work in pressured washed out. Then I had I little time to test these two baits that I finished on Friday. I am making progress and learning a little more with every bait. I did learn I need to turn the pressure down more when painting the gill slash. Next time should be better.