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help fixing swimbait....
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Posted 17 May 2009 - 10:13 AM
I have made an 10" eel swimbait as a toy for my daughter's brother. I have it clearcoated, painted etc. I was going to use some decent sized nylon string to connect the segments, but when I did, the 5min. epoxy I used got all over the string and I had to rip some back out. So now I am left with my segments with 2 holes on each side that I had to overdrill to get the extra epoxy out of where the string is.
So how do I go about connecting this swimbait? the holes are to big for eye screws now, and the string I was going to use. So how do I use something to fill the void and connect these?
I was thinking of moving from string to a thicker round shoe string with epoxy, but not sure.
Posted 18 May 2009 - 09:34 AM
I would fill the holes with epoxy and drill new holes to the size needed. Use screw eyes epoxied in the holes and that should hold just fine.
Posted 18 May 2009 - 10:46 AM
Posted 18 May 2009 - 11:59 AM
Okay thanks for the reply. I read this a little to late though. I ended up using a round thicker shoelace. I placed the segments one by one over the lace by applying epoxy to the lace before sliding the segment up. It is just a toy for the pool so who knows how long he will even use it. Thanks for the info though, good advice for future though. I will post a pic of it on this thread today.
Posted 18 May 2009 - 12:25 PM
Well here is the finished eel. I has a few smudges from me being sloppy with the sticky strings that come off the epoxy while scooping it up. Hopefully the 6yo will like it though. It swims pretty good. If I have some time today I will post a video.
Posted 20 May 2009 - 02:30 PM
I really do miss the hooks on it:? !
Great job:yes: , and also great input(not to overlook) !
Thanks for sharing and wishing great fun for the little boy:yes: !
greetz , diemai:yay:
Posted 20 May 2009 - 10:23 PM
Thanks for the comments. He loves the thing. I showed up to pick him up from school and take him fishing, and out of school he comes with a big blue eel in his hand lol. He carried it around the day after. Made all the work worth it. Once the pool gets opened here we can give it a run.