jamie

woodburning scales

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I was surfing around fishcarvers sites and was looking at some of thier info. Has anybody ever used these wood burning tips used by fishcarvers. These tips look like scales and the effect is amazing. Its sure to be very time consuming but wow! Whats everyone think about woodburning scales.

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I have also been looking at some of those fish carving sites. There is some truely amazing stuff there. I have seen the scale work and I'm not sure if I have the patience for all that. Maybe one day.

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I think he means like this (scroll down to see the pictures). You burn each scale individually. Sounds like a ginormous PITA to me to make a tool small enough for lures and then burn each individual scale, but I bet it would look sweet.

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Thanks SmokeyJ.

I see what you mean, that looks like it would take forever.

I just don't have that kind of patience.

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I bought all the stuff to do this, good burner, 2 different sizes of scales, but I can't get them to look just right. I'll try to post a pic today or tommorrow.

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Mark I agree it would take patience but what a trophy you would have. Goto WASCO -- Wildlife Artist Supply Company type in fishcarving burning scales in the search. there will be a section called Pat Kennedys burning tips click on it and wow! Wasco is the name of the company and they have a good selection of paint in there as well.

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hey mark I forgot to mention in the post above when you go to this site key in fish carving they have different manuals with some crazy stuff in it, for the guy who wants to spend a long time on one trophy lure. I would love to see someone try this and post some pictures. I just dont have the time anymore for such adventures.

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I use a detail master wood burner they sell all differnt size scale tips and if you search around there is a site that has a how to make custome burning tips.It doesnt take all that long to burn in the scales i can do an 8 inch lure in about 30 minutes

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Hey argarofalo, man thats a sharp look'n bait. I wouldnt mind seeing some of your other stuff.Give me a close up of the scales if you would.thanks

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It doesnt take all that long to burn in the scales i can do an 8 inch lure in about 30 minutes

Charles Shultz said it best in a Peanuts strip:

"You're a better man than I, Charlie Brown". :wink:

I might be tempted to do it once, just to see if I could and how it would work, but I don't have the patience to do it on every lure I make.

That's a good looking lure. How does it swim?

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That looks and swims great. Man, I was waiting for a pike to come up and eat it any second.

Good job.

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man thats one sharp looking and swimming bait, great work. I cant wait to see more of your stuff in the future.

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