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Posted 12 December 2007 - 11:00 AM
When handling a bait by hand, for paint or final clear coating, another option is the small vice grips sold at Walmart for $1.88. I bought about 5 of them and keep a few at my bench for clear coats and a few in the paint shop.
Because the small vice grips are heavier than hemostats, you can easily set the bait down while clamped to the vice grips without worrying that it will fall off the bench.
Posted 12 December 2007 - 05:06 PM
Hi guys!All you idea a great!!!But not very good for large musky cranks!I made a costum lure holder a few month ago and it work awesome!!I posted a little video at that time but there it is anyway!maybe it could help someone out and give some ideas!!cheers.Dan
Posted 12 December 2007 - 05:41 PM
Dan . Great idea and beautiful machineing. Might have to copy that. pete
Posted 12 December 2007 - 06:49 PM
Another idea kinda combining rofish and hazmail's ideas. Drill some 1/2" holes in a block of wood with a hole in the center to attach to the spinner(think tinkertoys). Take some 9/16" dowels and slightly taper one end so they fit snug in the 1/2" holes. Cut a 3/4" long slot in the other end of the dowels and drill and tap a #6-32 tap hole(#36 drill) 3/8" from the end. Open up one side of the hole(through one fork of the slot) to a #6 screw clearance(#25 drill). Put a thumbscrew through the clearance hole and screw it into the tapped hole so the thumbscrew's shoulder is pressing on the side of the fork with the clearance hole. Slip the bait's eye into the slot and tighten up the thumbscrew and the slot will close up clamping the bait's eye. Then paint/clear your lure and jam it into the block of wood you mounted to the spinner.
I don't have a camera and I suck with paintbrush, so an explanation is the best I can do right now. I hope it makes sense.
By the way, the sizes I wrote are only for sample(except the drill sizes for #6-32 screws) so feel free to use whatever stock you have lying around.
Here's a tap and clearance drill size chart: http://www.phy.mtu.e...s/tapsizes.html
Posted 12 December 2007 - 06:57 PM
That is beautiful.
I'm going to try to make one out of wood, since I'm a carpenter, and I suck at metal work.
Posted 12 December 2007 - 07:10 PM
Hazmail where do you find the clamps that you attach to rcas your holders and spinning whhel are awesome what all do I need to make one like it.Or would you be interested in making and selling one.
Posted 12 December 2007 - 08:38 PM
thats how i'm holding the lures
the "stick" is some plastic...a "thread" in a metal stick would be even better i think...
Posted 12 December 2007 - 11:30 PM
I am not sure where you live, but "Radio Shack" is the go in US, or here 'Tandy' or 'Dick Smith Electronics' Ask for 'banana jacks' and 'sockets', they cost about 25c each ( even here).
Maypo9715 posted this earlier in this topic:
I also like your idea of the Electrical Jacks. A nice modular kind of approach. You could even install a couple of these on the inside surface of you Paint Booth to hold your lure while painting or in between color changes. BTW I am familiar with these types of jacks and they are normally called Banana Jacks (RCA Jacks are the jacks usually seen on the back of a set of speakers). These are easy to find at Radio Shack (Expensive) or Mail Order (Cheap) from Allied, Newark or Digikey any many discount online stores.
Posted 15 December 2007 - 07:38 PM
Hazmil, I stopped in at radio shack and they wanted $8 for 2 of those banana jacks and they did not have any sockets like that.
I did grab something cheaper but it still is $4 per 2 pieces.( 1 lure holder )
Posted 15 December 2007 - 08:44 PM
From my electronics days, I remember radio shack as being VERY expensive. In the UK, every city has a couple of electronics components stores. They tend to be back street places, as they do not work the passing trade. Also, UK has Maplin, a good mail order shop and RS components, again very expensive but quality.
Your best bet is to find the back street leky shop. Good hunting!
Posted 15 December 2007 - 09:43 PM
Well, its about time you guys had to pay for something- try $7.99 a go for D2T, acid brushes $5.00 for 3, Iwata air brush $250.00 and up -Blah , Blah, Blah -
Sorry about that PBB, as Dave says, it may be worth looking around for a cheaper supplier- you have got me now I am going to jump in my car (Subaru Outback $46,000) and go down to Dick Smith Electronics and see how much they are (might even take a photo)- I'm sure they were about 25c each (50c a set), I'm a tight bast***, could not see me paying too much.pete
Posted 15 December 2007 - 10:39 PM
PBB- I'm back and you are right, 'Plug banana standard' (4mm) 56c and 'Socket banana plain' 4mm 50c, thats $1.06c a set, again I apologise for misleading you. Also I did not mention D2T cost me $8 postage so thats $11 a go, the petrol we just used to go to Dick Smith Electronics cost me $6.06 a gallon !!!!!!!!!!!!!
We know now why you call it 'The land of the FREE'************* see web adress and search for "Plug Banana" etc, as above, they do mail order, and from a lot of experience, it should cost you about $8.00 postage
The set I just bought are both yellow. pete
Posted 17 December 2007 - 08:51 PM
I found the banana clips and sockets at Futurlec.com the clips are .25 each and the sockets are .08
hope this helps
Posted 18 December 2007 - 01:22 AM
Thanks TC, I knew they would have to be cheaper than here, even here 50c is not too bad.pete
Posted 18 December 2007 - 06:59 PM
kb here just bought 4 of those extra hand holders at menards in there own brand "tool shop" tools they are $3.99 each there in a yellow box kb the ones at menards does not have the glasskb
Posted 19 December 2007 - 06:26 PM
Here is a flexible lure holder, the metal spring clamps are strong enough to hold for airbrushing and topcoating with epoxy.
Posted 05 January 2008 - 06:45 AM
I got my banana plugs, they are about the same size of the exacto is this what yours were as well ?
you do not have any problems with the lure turning when on your drying wheel ?