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Hi everyone. This is my first post on this site and thought I'd show you my lure drying rack, in case someone is figuring out what kind of rack to build. This has an 220V motor with speed of 50r/min. Speed is reduced to 10r/min with two first pulleys, hence the difference is size. The clamps for the lures, wooden tips on the steel rods, are detachable. Clamps were originally made to the end of the steel rods (visible in the second pic), but this system where clamps are made from wood and are detachable, is way more handy. You can just pull it off, attatch to lure, coat the lure and jab it back on while other lures are rotting in rack. No need for high torgue motor either for this system as this rotates very freely. And lure size doesn't affect this pretty much at all because lures rotate through their longitudinal axis. The axles, made from steel rods or to be more precise, threadless shanks of long bolts where head and threads are cut off, are hanged by ball bearings, rotated via wooden pulleys, run by elastic rubber bands. Rack I had before this was with an discoball motor, the kind of drum model that many of the lure builders have. Very bulky and takes a lot of space. Motor broke and didn't want to make another one, desided that this is way more suitable for me as I can hang this on the wall and keep it rotating. Literally doesn't need space at all. I'll be happy to answer any questions someone might have, great to be on this site with fellow lure builders. Cheers, Jarmo from O'baits
Maybe someone will find value in this. This is my lure turner/drying rack. I re-purposed an old motor from a piece of woodworking gear that had a variable speed motor. Variable speed is not need but handy. The arms are about 14 inches long and 2 inches wide. One arm has paper clips screwed to both sides on the edges and one arm has the same clips on one edge and "Velcro" on the other side to hold unusual items. Another thing you might find handy is the roller chain connecting the two arms. That works well, there is no slop during rotation so there is no need to try and balance the load at that given time. The motor is direct drive to one arm and chain driven to the next. I'm sure if needed you could extend out several more arms if needed. This setup is nice and compact, works well, and can spin +30 lures at a time if needed as configured.