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A Different Ture Turner
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 09:23 PM
I haven’t submitted many posts in the past, however I decided to make a new lure turner this week, and it seems to work so well I thought I would share it. I basically took a standard off-the shelf AC/DC powered Rotisserie motor and attached it to a wooden frame that I made from (1) 1x2 oak strip. I purchased about (24) 8lb force rare earth magnets & (12) 3-1/2” Hemostats from a website called PapaJohn’sToolbox. The hemostats can be used to grab onto one of the eyes on the lure, and the magnet will hold it pretty securely to the 5/16” square skewer rod. I think the photos are pretty self-explanatory.
Posted 24 January 2008 - 11:01 PM
I like that Maypol. I have lately been changing from hemeostats to my normal holders and back again, this should solve that. Thanks for a good simple solution. pete
Posted 26 January 2008 - 01:01 PM
You're a clever devil! Who'da thunk it? Hemostats and magnets!
It's a great setup.
If you make bigger baits, you can cut a couple of plywood wheels, mount them on your shaft, and suspend the baits between the wheels to dry them.
Posted 26 January 2008 - 05:42 PM
One other thing I am going to do is take a steel piece of bar approx 6" long, and install it vertical onto some sort of base and use this to hold the bait while airbrushing in the spray booth.
Posted 27 January 2008 - 06:31 AM
I needed a fresh wheel set-up,This will be perfect!
Thanks for sharing and giving the website...><>...HS
Posted 27 January 2008 - 10:36 AM
I like the idea... How much weight will those magnets hold? I make muskie lures, often out of hardwood.
Posted 27 January 2008 - 11:20 AM
The magnets that I purchased from PapaJohnsToolbox were Rare Earth Magnets rated at 8 Lb Pull. These are very strong for their size. I dont think an ordinary magnet would hold the weight being cantilevered like this. I am not sure how heavy some of the Musky baits are, but I will run an experiment with this setup if you let me know. I purched 3-1/2" Hemostats, but I think for the larger baits you may want 5" long minimum. I kinda wish I had purchased 5" hemostats myself, but the 3-1/2" size seems to be working OK.
If you are intested in building something very similar I can send you some sketches of the wood pieces I cut up. The whole thing is approx 36" long. The (2) vertical pieces are on 32" centers and if you look close at the photos you will see (2) eye hooks. I use these to hang the rack from floor joists in my shop.