Nathan

spoon making video

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This was posted on my forum.I thought it was interesting and thought you guys might like it..Nathan

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I live in Detroit my uncle used to work at Eppinger making Dardevles. Now he works at another plant. We were talking the other day about making some spoon dies. He's good friends with the owner where he works now and can get free press time on the weekends. I was thinking about paying someone to make me some dies. From what I understand they're not hard if you have the know how and epuipment. I have the know how but no equipment. I could do it all but except I'd need a edm to cut the punch. Since an edm is a million dollar machine I'm SOL. If I come into some money I'd like to try having some dies made.

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Those where Mepps spinners.

Sheldons', Inc., the world headquarters for Mepps, the world's #1 lure, is located at 626 Center St. on the north side of Antigo, Wisconsin. They have free factory tours guys, check thier website for details.

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Neat video! Makes me wonder what sacrifices in metal quality or thickness have occured due to the reinforcement rib stamped in the middle, or is the some type of vortex thing, were is Dave when you need him.

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I cant view vids at home, some problem on my laptop. Now I can't view them at work, they've put a block on youtube. I'll have to get the laptop sorted out, I'm missing out on a lot of information.

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This piece of video comes from a TV show on Discovery Channle called "How's it Made" and is a about a 5 minute space. The manufacturer in the Mepp's by Sheldons', Inc., the world headquarters for Mepps, in Antigo, Wisconsin.

They start by showing the 4 step process of making a spoon, putting 2 holes and lure name in step 1, a backbone support bend in step 2, step 3 is stamping the shape to cut it out, and step 4, actually cutting out the shape.

From there it is ready for metal plating: either copper, silver, or 24Kt gold. After that, it can also be painted with quick dry ink of have a sticker add to the spoon or lure.

Next they get into adding a split ring on one end of the spoon and a split ring and treble hook on the other end. As they are discussing treble hooks, they show how a couple of roster hackle feathers are added as the come straight out the bottom of the hook and once anchored with thread, they are wrapped around the shank of the treble hook.

The average time to complete a bait start to finish is between 45 minutes and 2 hours.

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Nice video, I used to think spoons were for kids, then i learned how to 'work' one, i love it when they hit em on the drop!

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