Anyone mold a bait out of EPOXY???
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Posted 29 April 2008 - 09:14 AM
Not sure what the results would be but it popped into my head the other day and I wondered if anyone had tried to mold a lure entirely from epoxy?
I figure that we use it to protect the wood underneath so what if we just made the whole darn thing from it? lol
Any thoughts guys?
Posted 29 April 2008 - 10:13 AM
The density of epoxy is around 1.2 so some kind of lightening process would be required, maybe silicone micro spheres.
Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:49 AM
I would say that Urethane Resin with micro balloons for buoyancy would be the way to go. You could also use 16 lb density foam.
These would require silicone molds.
Posted 29 April 2008 - 12:07 PM
There was a company in Missouri that made a bait in the bass oreno style that was constructed from lucite. The halves were cast or machined(can't recall if they were cast or milled from solid stock) and painted on the inside and then glued together although the final product was solid the paint was never subject to the rigors of fish and therefore, virtually indestructable. Now this design could be eloborated upon by casting or machining the baits with void to achieve the proper bouyancy for a floating plug. RainBow Wiggler is the name of the bait.
Posted 29 April 2008 - 12:43 PM
Husky is absolutely right about Urethane Resin , silicone molds and microballs for buoancy .
Some skilled tinkerers on the German site KoederDesign.de - alles für den Köderbau got along pretty well with it .
On another German site is even a pictured describtion available about how to make smaller baits out of CD's :
Barsch-Alarm.de - Angeln auf Raubfisch › Nachrichten › An meinen Fisch lasse ich nur Wasser und CD...
Barsch-Alarm.de - Angeln auf Raubfisch › Nachrichten › Bastelanleitung fÃ¼r "CD-Wobbler"
I hope , that these links would work out alright , but sorry , all is in German , but you may follow by viewing the pics .
Posted 29 April 2008 - 09:49 PM
Thats cool I wish cds held up in the cold better. Thank you that gets thinking. Wonder how strong it would be left on the wood?
Posted 30 April 2008 - 02:56 AM
I'm sure Pete will present a technique to do the same with 1/16" lexan, dip in hot fat and form.
Novel idea for the press, got me thinking, thanks.
Posted 30 April 2008 - 08:55 AM
What a very cool site - thnx.
Real eye opener - wish it was posted in English also.
Posted 30 April 2008 - 09:07 AM
Use Google translator. Just Copy and paste into it, then paste results into WORD and print. Then you can read it in English, and maybe learn a little German while you're at it!
Posted 01 May 2008 - 09:31 PM
They did make a popper in Hawaii called a Pili popper that you had to work pretty fast to keep it from sinking but i've caught stripers , dorado, tuna, calico bass etc. They were kind of expensive and chipped easily but you could one as a guide.
Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:13 PM
That post about the cd's has my wheels turning, hmmmm..maybe get rid of my old scratched cd's. I wonder how well a heat gun will work if you put the cd in the press first. This has got me pondering.
Posted 03 May 2008 - 11:04 AM
Hmmm....Now that I think about it could you mold a bait from the propionate? I'm guessing that the answer is no due the the evaporation factor.
Posted 03 May 2008 - 12:38 PM
I made some Shakey Head Worm hooks out of left over epoxy putty!! They look like crap but they work!
Posted 03 May 2008 - 03:23 PM
Not to hijack this thread, but there is a tutorial on compound bending Lexan that might work for bending those old CDs after they're cut and shaped. hazmail, the author of the tutorial has been fine tuning the tool he created to bend the lexan for some time. I think he was using a curling iron initially.
Posted 03 May 2008 - 05:49 PM
Isn’t the Pili popper (great lure BTW) made out of acrylic?
Posted 03 May 2008 - 09:02 PM
Yeah, I know about that thread in the tutorial section as I had to point it out to him once. Was just thinking that you would be able to watch it alot better by using a heat gun vs submerged in hot oil.