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Im propper gutted i spent all week making my oak glide baite done my first good paint job just about to put some envirotex on and snapped the screweye of the front. I think i need to order some stainless ones:flame:

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Well you can always drill a pilot hole before putting in the screw eye. With doing this now you can fill the hole with epoxy and put in your screw eye and it will hold better. thats just my :twocents:

Goodluck, Jacob

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Been there , done that(not oak , but beechwood):( !

NEVER take brass eyes for hardwood(better not use them at all) !

Still if your pilot hole is slightly too small or too short , these:censored:eyes might just snap !

But you could probably still finish your lure , by placing a new screw eye next to the broken one ,...... may take some doctoring , but it most likely works . BUT make sure , that they are stainless steel this time:yes::yes: !

good luck , diemai:yay:

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With oak you will definitely need to predrill. Put another one just above or below the one that snapped, you should be ok.

RM

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@ Pike catcher

Using ordinary sized stainless screw eyes , I'd drill pilot holes(about thread core dia.) almost the entire length of the eyes' shaft in hardwood , in softer woods only 1/2 to 2/3 of the shaft length should be OK .

The entry of that pilot hole I'd extend to 3 to 4 millimetres dia. about 4 to 7 mm deep , depending on entire eye shaft length ,....... when twisting in the eyes in I'd apply some epoxy glue onto the shaft , as a result a kinda "glue-plug" evolves in that hole extension , .....overflow glue I'd wipe off at that stage .

When using extra large or small eyes I'd vary the above mentioned dimensions a bit ,...... never had any failures that way ,.... not with fish nor with snags causing my screweyes to move or turn !

good luck , diemai:yay:

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