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  1. @blackjack Man those turned out awesome! My workshop is still being renovated so I am out of the action for the next couple of weeks. Once it’s done it’s game on!
  2. If WTP can't help you and you can't find another solution let me know and I can likely make some for you.
  3. Hey TU Folks! I ordered some medium density PU boards the other day and wanted to report my initial impression of them here. I first came across these when watching the Solar Baits guy making a European Bream master in his video "How I made the Gliding Bream" on YT. I noticed when he was carving detail the carving process was extremely smooth, with no splintering as you sometimes get with wood, and it seemed as if the material was extremely easy to shape and sand. So I decided to order some and give it a try. What I can say thus far is that this stuff is really nice for making masters. Because there is no grain you don't run into snags while carving and the material is hard while also being extremely easy to carve accurately. You really can just work around your guide lines with ease and do not have to worry about catching the blade and digging it in too far. I am really impressed thus far. The down side is that it is pretty darn expensive. The board I bought is 2 feet long X 1 foot wide x 1.5 inches thick and cost me around $75. I am currently in the processor renovating my workshop so once I have that project complete I will get a completed master carved out of this stuff and report back to you guys and gals.
  4. @mark poulson You do not. Just build the mold box and pour in my experience.
  5. @mark poulson @JRammit Thank you both for the information! Good things learned from the both of you. Just for the heck of it I tried some 2 part automotive clear coat and that actually worked really well. I don't think I'll use it as a go to but something to keep in mind.
  6. @JRammit Got the UV clear coat on the way. Is this a "dip and hang" substance or do I need to put the lures on a drier to cure?
  7. Just want to say thank you to each an every one of you. You have been integral in my success and advancement in this amazing hobby and I wish you and your families all the best in 2020. Tight lines, big fish, and all that you hope for in the new year!
  8. @JRammit Thanks for the reply and suggestion man! Based on what I have seen others doing online I will need to build a UV tank for this or? Not an issue if need be and it seems to me that using UV Poly is a faster and more effective method for jig heads than epoxy is. I could do multiple coats much faster won't have to wait a whole day between applying subsequent coats.
  9. @mark poulson I've got a couple of jig heads yet to be epoxied. I'll give them the nail polish treatment and let you know how they turn out. I am assuming they need to be put on a drier to cure?
  10. @21xdcYou've mentioned KBS to me before. Time to put that in the shopping cart on Amazon. I'll let you know how the first run with that stuff turns out. @mark poulson I have a batch on the drier right now with two coats of epoxy on. I also have a bottle of clear gloss nail polish in one of my guitar cases that I use to fix dings in the clear coat on my guitars. I'll put that on top of the epoxy when it is dry and give that a test run as well. Thanks you guys!
  11. Hey TU Brothers and Sisters! I've been making custom jig heads for myself and my buddies and to this point I have been using automotive grade Epoxy topcoat, usually two coats, to finish them up. They work perfect in waters with soft bottoms but, as you can imagine, they get absolutely destroyed by rocky, sandy bottomed bodies of water. I put quite a bit of time into these things and am looking for some advice as to some way to protect the topcoat or maybe use something that is super hard and won't get dinged up so bad. Some of the jig heads (pre-epoxy) are pictured below. Thanks to you all!
  12. @mark poulson Azek PVC Decking and Trimboard......Looking at the website now. Which of their products is it that you build with? @Hillbilly voodoo I think you are right my friend. I probably need to wage a two front war here by switching the building material from wood to resin or some other material while also waiting longer before throwing a bait into the water. What do you recommend using for cleaning a bait before the epoxy topcoat goes on?
  13. Man that is excellent! That pattern would slay pike and perch here in Germany. Really freaking cool man!
  14. Holy crap man......I don't know what more to say. That is incredible.
  15. Damn........speechless. You've got some amazing airbrush skills man.
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