Lure Dryer pics
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 01:48 PM
Just thought it would be fun to see everybodies lure dryers out there. Maybe somebody will see an improvement to make to their own wheel.
I'd start, but mine doesn't exist yet.
Posted 04 March 2009 - 03:27 PM
Mine's already posted in the gallery.
I have trouble trying to attach a picture here in the forum.
It's on page 6.
Edited by mark poulson, 04 March 2009 - 03:48 PM.
Posted 04 March 2009 - 03:32 PM
Mine doesn't exist yet, but it'll most likely be based on a gas grill rotisserie with two round plywood panels.
I'm going to use eyehooks and rubber bands or elastic cord from each side to hold the lures. The rotisserie hooks will let me adjust the width depending on the lure size.
My local home stores want $40 to $70 for a rotisserie. I'm looking for something cheaper.
Posted 04 March 2009 - 03:46 PM
I found my rotisserie motor and spit in a replacement kit from a hardware store.
At the time, two years ago, it was in the $20-$30 range. I don't remember now how much exactly.
Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:09 PM
Found one for $25 at Walmart. It's amazing how much more "Premium" cost than "Universal"!!
There may be a cheaper one out there, but I figured my Hemi-truck would burn more gas looking for it than I would save.
Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:22 PM
And they're all made by the same manuf. in China, so it really doesn't make sense to pay more.
Posted 05 March 2009 - 04:17 PM
Great idea for a thread, to pull together all the various lure turners, drying wheels etc. But 5 posts and still no pics!
If I was going to build one, especially a larger one, the wheel would look like the image below. The reason for the cutouts, is that they reduce the weight in the heavy wheels, thus reducing inertia and less load on the motor, especially at start up.
This allows you to dry more lures without killing the motor.
But I am going the propionate route, so I no longer require a wheel.
Posted 05 March 2009 - 04:25 PM
Im in the process of building a dryer now. Instead of using round plywood Im using retanuglar grill tops! It will look like a dutch windmill, if it works. There are two sets on the rod, one will be straight up and down the other will be sideways to equal out the weight. I would post a picture of it, but don't know how.
Posted 05 March 2009 - 11:29 PM
I just might have took making a "drying Wheel" too serious ? I took a "set it ,and forget it " cooking machine with all the Bells and whistles, and mounted it to my spraying station . i took the motor side off the machine and started looking for ...well....a wheel... LOL.i ended up taking two different wheels off two different humungas remote control trucks and glueing them together making it possible to have a giant tire with a nice chrome rim. i reamed out the rim to fit the drive. it does track great and spins at a decent speed. I may have to choke down the speed inside the motor section...DING!!! Dinner is now served.
Posted 06 March 2009 - 08:06 AM
It only took 8 posts to actually get a picture!!
That dryer has gotten the biggest smile from any I've seen. Well done!
Posted 06 March 2009 - 09:05 AM
If that's your drying wheel, I can't wait to see your lures!
I can just picture an blown and injected topwater roaring across the lake!
It would give a whole new meaning to getting a blow up on a topwater.
Edited by mark poulson, 06 March 2009 - 09:07 AM.
Posted 06 March 2009 - 12:07 PM
Hayah Mark Page 38 in hard baits at top is my swimbait that is on that wheel. You know if i add another wheel on the other side maybe my lures would have posi- traction."
Posted 06 March 2009 - 12:11 PM
That's a good looking swimbait. Should have plenty of traction with the fishes.
Posted 06 March 2009 - 07:11 PM
Here is a link to pictures I previously posted. For some reason this website won't let me post them again on this thread. http://www.tackleund...ure-turner.html
If there is a moderator reading this, you need to improve the file upload system on here-it stinks!
Posted 06 March 2009 - 10:56 PM
I just bought a new rotisserie motor off of Ebay. The guy had about 40 of them and I paid $17.00 or $18.00 dollars for it. The guy was located in Toledo, Ohio. It turns about 2.5 rpm.
Posted 07 March 2009 - 08:10 AM
I bought my grill motor in the off season 2 years ago for about 25$. Prices will be higher this time of year. The spool I take off at times and replace with a smaller disk that holds 8 Exacto handles. I use the one with clips most of the time and either clip the bill in or hold exacto handles. The outside of the spool has a couple of velcro strips that I occasionally use to hold extra handles with smaller baits. The spool was free from Lowes and is an old rope spool. Held in place with the skewer stops that come with the rotisserie unit, rubber stoppers drilled out to slide over the skewer and fit into the center of the spool. Figured it was the easiest way to hold it and center it up. To hold the baits in the spool which I don't use too often I use elastic cord (you can see one on the spool) that has a clip made from SS wire to hold the pulls/ties on the bait. Free lumber from a job site so total cost pretty low.
Posted 07 March 2009 - 02:28 PM
Here's my wheel. I started with a rotisserie motor from Menards but it was the so loud you couldn't think. Well it blew up and quit working within a month. I think it was faulty to begin with. I then found a George Foreman rotisserie on Craig's list, brand new, dirt cheap. I took it apart, disabled the timer and wired in a LED on/off switch. This version of my wheel is gear driven. I had some gears from who-knows-what in the my shop and cobbled it together. Works great and is whisper quiet. I can get 6 large baits on the wheel at one time.
Dimensions: from wheel-to-wheel - 24 inches
Wheels - 12 inches in diameter
Edited by bbduc, 07 March 2009 - 02:40 PM.
Posted 08 March 2009 - 03:52 AM
Her is one that has other uses. A little pricey but I build rods also.This pic is while it is actually in use.