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Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:48 AM
No I was not referring to you, but to those who start popping questions 2 minutes after they find the site, without taking any time to check the place out. I don't expect eveyone who comes here for lurebuilding help to dedicate a certain amount of time each week to TU, but we all like to see some enthusiasm for the lure building craft in the people we help, as opposed to those whose sole purpose in coming here is to find someone who will solve their lure building problem for them, so that they can get on with their tackle business on ebay, etc, in their quest to make a quick buck in the custom lure business. I think most of us here who are giving advice find it very rewarding to help those with a genuine interest in this craft, which is everything that makes TU a really great site.
Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:31 PM
ROFLMAO!! this is probably the most exciting thing that's happened to TU since the Epoxy discussions!!
really, I believe that most people who visit this site and become members and ask the "already" asked questions are trying to communicate with the TU community rather than being lazy! "Finding a common ground". New members want the community to know that they are interested and would like some guidance and in the meantime make a friend or two.
Posted 15 April 2008 - 01:16 PM
This has been a very useful thread and it too raises its head as a frequent visitor. Useful because is brings us all up to date with various points of view and teaches us all, new and old, how we should be operating on TU and basically what it is all about, learning and hopefully, a little teaching.
Posted 15 April 2008 - 07:00 PM
Ihave an epoxy question,can u put it on the head of tubes?I'm tired of 1 fish and their gone!!!!:teef:Really i couldn't resist.The problem is that alot of people take this from hobby mode to perfection mode.Iknow alot of info was lost during the crash so expect alot of people to ask these questions that anoy.lets remember that before 1970's that it was just fishing and not arrogance during tournements.The questions will continue and answers also.I read alot threads on this site for info and laughter and enjoy evryones point of veiw.Now if anyone could invent quick set epoxy in lipstick colors,please give a tube to hillary:yeah:
Posted 15 April 2008 - 07:08 PM
Oh no You did not just try to mix politics with fishing? That should be one of the few rules on this site. LOL. One of my other hobbys. Arguing politics. I just refuse to mix the two of them. This is the one that lowers my blood pressure.
Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:51 PM
Hey..........the poloticians always try to win over us sportsmen right before the election. You will see........a week before the presidential election you will see Hillary hunting bear with a shotgun or bass fishing on a Sunday morning tv show.
I have a joke..............
Why does Bill Clinton hang out with George Bush Sr. so much?
He doesnt like Hillary either.....................
Posted 15 April 2008 - 09:01 PM
They are starting earlier than usual this year. This week she was saying her dad took her out behing the shed and taught her how to shoot. I believe that about as much as I believe the bosnian sniper story.
Dang it Sonny! You got me started! Im done. No more politics and fishing for me.
Posted 17 April 2008 - 12:47 AM
Predator, I sand epoxy just enough to remove its gloss whenever I'm covering it with a different coating to give the surface extra adhesion. For me, that's usually just covering an epoxy undercoating with acrylic paint. I haven't had problems NOT sanding but I guess it's just making double sure.
Posted 17 April 2008 - 05:31 AM
You know up till yesterday I thought dentatured alchol was from my dentist ( dentured alchol )
I asked my dentist for some, he was a bit confused, then I asked again and he said are you sure it is not denatured,
Spelt with a A, well I did a google search and DUH,
Just goes to show that not all posts are spelled out right for some of us dummies..
Posted 17 April 2008 - 06:21 AM
Ha, ha. That's funny. Thanks. It's nice to know I'm not alone. Thank goodness for spellcheck.
Posted 18 April 2008 - 11:26 PM
I am not into the Epoxy thing but I love to read and post on this site. I make soft baits and molds and learning other trades of the tackle making by reading, searching and posting. We at TU like this web site so much because were getting better at we do, flip crap to each other, compalment each other on our works of art that we hand make, but the main reason most of us are here because we don't have anybody to talk to in are areas. I am maybe one of five plastic makers in a hundred miles of Lincoln, Nebraska. None of my fishing buddy's give a crap what colors to mix what flakes to add to get that color or how to paint crankbaits, make skirts for spinnerbaits and on and on. We can do all of that here with threads or post. Some sound nasty their most likely not. Were are reading black and white with no tone of a voice to hear or facial expresson to look at except the yellow one's like that. I have learned so much here its unreal I am probaly years ahead now from this site. If I can save you on a timely or costly mistake I will. I hope someone would do the same for me. Which has happend sevral times. If no one ask stupid questions or whants to post something a hundered diffrent ways and you don't like it turn your computer on and then you won't have to look at it. I am asuming this site was made to have fun sharing, meet others you have the same passion for what we do, learning and are STUPID QUESTIONS. Oh ya I forgot are great speling and typing$. Live a little!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 18 April 2008 - 11:29 PM
I forgot the $1500 dollar pitbull in my avatar named shorty will bite you if you TRASH TALK ME!!!!!!
Posted 18 April 2008 - 11:56 PM
You know we can beat a $1500 dollar pit bull with the same stick we are beating the dead horse with!
Posted 19 April 2008 - 12:14 AM
How quick is the dead horse(LOL). I think she may have one up on the horse. Does your stick come with a five year warranty. My brand spaken new St. Croix one piece did its a two piece now VOIDED THE WARRANTY:teef:
Posted 19 April 2008 - 12:58 AM
Mine has 3 coats D2T and one top coat of DN so I dont know but Im thinking its pretty tough.
Posted 19 April 2008 - 01:12 AM
I think we both should quit before we both end up in the can. For internet animal beating. But your stik my cause cancer to my dog in the long run look at your horse.
Edited by King Bait Co., 19 April 2008 - 01:13 AM.
Posted 19 April 2008 - 06:55 AM
Finally, an answer to my first post on this thread.
Posted 19 April 2008 - 07:39 AM
Originally Posted by mark poulson
What kind of clear coat is on that cane?
Ooooh, I didn't see that one Mark.
This is the method I use for finishing my beatstix.
I start with good dry wood. Then I vacuum seal the wood in propionate. After all the acetone has evaporated off, I will continue to dip it in propionate another 5 to 10 times allowing it to dry after each dip. When I paint it, I will use lacquer or other compatible solvent based paints. Then I spray it with either a clear lacquer or airbrush it with 2-3 coats of propionate. The light clear spray over the paint will protect the paint job when I start the final clearcoat dips back into the propionate. The topcoat is completed with another 4-10 dips into the propionate. I let the first 2 topcoat dips dry good before I redip it to help keep the paints sharp.
This may seem like a lot of trouble but it is durable and no chance of separation between layers because each one is fused/etched to the prior layer as it is applied.
If you go back to page one you will see very little wear on my stick.
Just to let everyone know. No animals were harmed during the making of this thread.
Also, no epoxy was used in the making of my stick.