Jump to content

- - - - -

Rounding of hardwood lures

  • Please log in to reply
84 replies to this topic

#81 Fish With Teeth

Fish With Teeth


  • TU Member
  • PipPip
  • 16 posts

Posted 12 March 2011 - 11:35 AM

Fish with teeth, That shelf liner trick works better than double surface tape, Ease of application. Musky Glenn

Yup, It's faster and safer than any router table. And, no mess or nail holes to fill.

#82 ravenlures



  • TU Member
  • PipPip
  • 295 posts
  • Location:
    Porterfield, WI

Posted 12 March 2011 - 05:48 PM

Try this out
Sanding drums from SEYCO

I don't have the site address but just google in SEYCO. They make a drum that fits in your drill press. Works great fof me.
P.O. Box 1900
Rockwell, TX 75087


#83 VermontPhisher



  • TU Member
  • PipPip
  • 73 posts
  • Location:
    Brookline, VT

Posted 13 March 2011 - 07:55 AM


A while since my last posting so here goes.

I have searched for advice in the archives as to what is the best way of rounding off the backs of flat sided jerk baits but not really been succesfull. At the moment I am cutting out the shapes and then sanding by freehand the backs with a dremmel type drill with one of those tiny sanding drums. This is quite succesfull and gets the result I need but I just feel there must be a quicker, better and more efficient way of doing it. I bought myself a router and mounted that in a bench thinking I could just smooth the lure along the blade :eek: NO NO NO this has to be the worst idea in the world, my advice is dont do that its deadly!!!!!!! (I still have all my fingers but only by pure luck).

I am using Beech.



Hello Phil,
Look into a type of sander that is called inflatable or bladder sanders. We have a few where I work and I use them to shape my baits sometimes. There is an inflatable bladder inside the drum that allows you to use various
kinds of pressure. If you are doing flat work you inflate it all the way, but for rounding you can use just enough pressure to hold the abrasive sleeve on the drum and it works like a charm. I am not sure how much they cost but they are easy to make if you can find the bladder kit.

#84 Firechief



  • TU Member
  • PipPip
  • 117 posts
  • Location:
    Flowood Ms

Posted 14 March 2011 - 11:46 AM

Riverman - I used to rout my 2" lures like this10 years back (30 at a time) and never had a problem, saved heaps of time, I used to sell them then. You just have to make a table to hold the plank and get an appropiate size 'round over' bit, I used a 20mm one. Cedar or some sort of pine is better than balsa , but I suppose balsa would work. Pete

The router idea from Blackjack is sterling. I cant wait to try it. I had also read where one fella used a piece of PVC pipe cut in half length ways to round off baits. He attached sand paper to the inside of the piece and sanded away. Labor intensive but could work.

#85 sammy01007



  • TU Member
  • PipPip
  • 138 posts
  • Location:
    New Jersey

Posted 15 March 2011 - 08:37 PM

I know this topic is for hardwood, but I have been trying to find new ways to consistantly sand Balsa and Basswood. Maybe this would work for hardwoods too. Making baits is one of my first experiences with woodworking, so please be patient. Here is my idea. Know the sanding drums for the dremmel, well what about taking a 1/2" tall sanding drum (without the sandpaper, just the inner rubber drum) and putting it on the dremmel. Then shaping it with a rat-tail file to a desire contour. The drum could then be covered with an expoxy and rolled in playground or aquarium sand (some sort of fine sand). Would this produce a custom shaped sanding drum, or am I just dreaming? I am not sure how long something like this would hold up.