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Transferring wood baits to resin

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I have been making some jointed swimbaits out of wood and have some that I have working really well and was wondering what the best way was to transfer the wood baits into resin.

A couple of them I could take apart and make a mold for each section but a couple of them I have made in a way that I can't take them apart. How do I go about making molds of those?

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i was actually thinking of doing the same thing and the idea i have come up with is us some clay an fill the joints with that make sure it's smooth before you pour your resin. the bait will be a little bit longer than the original so if you want to make it the same size you will have to cut out where your joints were in the original. i am thinking that you will have to sand some of it down but i'm thinking that you will be able to put out a few more baits with the resin than would plus they are more durable. i've been thinking about this for a while an just haven't got the guts to try it yet i have a couple other projects going now that i wanna get finished. i just got my resin kit in the mail last week and i'm prob gonna try and make a couple of golden shiner type bait this week.

sorry about the length of the post if you try it let me know how it works. i will probably be trying it in a few weeks.

anyways hope it helps even though i don't know if it will work or not

Jeremy

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You might try this material and make a glove mold.

Then you will be able to see your bait and know

where to cut to get it open.

And it is reusable, over and over.

Translucent silicone

Mold Max Silicone Rubber

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I deleted my post cause I found my links wont work for some reason, but Coley has the right stuff. If you do a search on 2 part latex molds you can find a video or something that shows ya step by step.

Edited by atrophius

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Oh, to add one more thing. There are some latex mold materials you can find at Michaels or Hobby Lobby, its a brushable latex.

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