what are you using to hold lure??
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 09:22 AM
ive seen some pics in the gallery of a tool that some people are using to hold their lures during the painting process but not sure what it is.It looks like an Exacto knife?? im using small alligator clips but would like to find something that holds better than that.Was thinking fly tying vice but really want to set up 4-6 lures at a time. Any help would be great thanks again.
Posted 18 December 2008 - 11:31 AM
You guessed it, an exacto knife. although its not the only thing. I recall a couple of folks making their own holders. I use the knives (or handles)mostly but sometimes I use alligator clips. I drill a hole in a wooden dowel and wedge the clip in it creating a "handle". It depends on the lure. Dick Blick art supplies offers them in bulk, they're not "exactos" but its pretty much the same thing.
Posted 18 December 2008 - 11:32 AM
i use a collection of small and large hemostats gotten at flea markets. nothing works better ive found and there magnetic
Posted 18 December 2008 - 01:10 PM
THANKS i went to dick blick's web sight they have the handles for $1.65 each.ive been doing exactly what you described with the dowel and clip but wasn't happy with how well it held the lure.Thanks again
Posted 18 December 2008 - 03:47 PM
i got all the answers i needed thanks
Posted 18 December 2008 - 04:55 PM
If you have a Northern Tool store near you, you need to head in to the store. I bought a bunch of generic craft knives (similar to Exacto) for 97cents apiece a couple of months ago. Perhaps your store would have them also.
Posted 18 December 2008 - 05:48 PM
wow thats an awesome price, but i don't have a store near me i do get their catalog i will have to go through it and see if they have them in their thanks.