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Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:18 PM
Guys,can you get SS eye screws small enough from the hardware stores ?I found brass ones from the craft stores but they are soft brass or copper ,not strong enough for the fish I go after.
Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:58 PM
We have never found them locally in SS and the correct size.
How many do you need and in what size? Glad to help.
Posted 05 February 2009 - 01:49 PM
Foamy, Not to preclude Kellure's generous offer, but it's easy to twist up your own screw eyes from ss wire. IMO, the advantage is you can customize wire size/length of the screw to suit the particular bait, plus hand twisted screws have more glue surface than tapered screw eyes. I can see the attraction of factory built screw eyes if you build in high volume but if you're a hobby builder, hand twisted is a useful alternative.
Posted 05 February 2009 - 04:56 PM
How do you do that?
Posted 05 February 2009 - 07:24 PM
Kellure,Thanks for the generous offer,need about a dozen of them though.Do you sell them?I need a 1"screw,a coarse thread would be great but everyone that sells them seem to sell a standard thread size and do not have a choice between a coarse thread or fine thread screw.
Bobp are you talking about the through wire method?you have my attention ,If your talking about making a actual screw with SS wire I really have no idea on how to accomplish this,care to elaborate more?currently I'm working on 6 top water wood plugs .
21xdc thanks for that link,looks like they have about everything there....cool site.
Edited by seafoam, 05 February 2009 - 07:29 PM.
Posted 05 February 2009 - 09:16 PM
We have several versions in stock. I'll have some of all the sizes shipped to you.
Shoot me your address in a pm. No charge btw, hopefully they serve your need.
Edited by kellure, 05 February 2009 - 09:18 PM.
Posted 05 February 2009 - 09:55 PM
IPOCK, I use the method illustrated in SmokeyJ's link. You can adjust the diameter of the eye by using different size drill bits clamped in the vise. I often use .031" bright stainless steel wire or, for crawfish pattern baits, coffee colored Malin Hard Wire stainless leader wire in .029" diameter. It makes a nice "stealth" hanger. I like the method for 3 reasons: you can customize the size/color of the screw eye, it makes a screw eye that's easy to mount a split ring onto, and I don't have to stock screw eyes. It takes me about 30 mins to whip up a batch of screw eyes and line ties for 6 baits, so it's not something a volume custom builder would necessarily favor. I use the same method when making baits that have the line tie out on the lip, just make the shank of the screw eye as long as needed.
Posted 06 February 2009 - 08:23 AM
Kellure,Thanks very much for your kind offer,I have sent you a pm.
Thank's for the link smokey ,looks pretty simple to make .I think the only method that would be stronger would be the through wire method,which is perfect for wooden plugs.. IMHO.
This is illustrated here @ salty's... Assembly Tips 2 oz Topwater Kit
Posted 10 February 2009 - 09:49 AM
I would like to thank Kellure of Custom Lurles Unlimited for sending me a assortment of Screw eyes and even a free swim bait in the mail yesterday,ALL free of charge.
Thank you, its very much appreciated .... good to know there are some awesome folks that really are helpful and kind.
Posted 10 February 2009 - 11:47 AM
TU continues to give much pleasure to so many around the world, it's only decent for us to give a little along the way.
Hope you can put the goods to use.