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Posted 02 February 2004 - 10:48 PM
OK, I'm wondering if any of ya'll have any ideas on to how to efficienctly and consistently get a rounded top and bottom on a flat sided crankbait?
I'm hoping to at least get some brainstorming ideas!
here's what ive come up with so far (including ideas from the board)
turn on a lathe somehow, but i've no lathe..
set up some kind of table with a half round router bit..
file using a concave file
use a half of pvc pipe with sandpaper inside..
none of these seem to be THE answer...any ideas i'm missing?
thanks for the board and the help!
Posted 02 February 2004 - 10:57 PM
With any method that I know of,other than
a router, will not be identical. All require
a good eyeball. One of the fastest is carving
with a good sharp carving knife and then
finish up by hand sanding. Lincoya taught
me how to carve a round surface from a square
Posted 02 February 2004 - 11:13 PM
No matter how I carve it, I use the three center lines, and remove material equally from opposing sides of the bait.
Posted 03 February 2004 - 05:56 PM
I'm suprised the pvc tube didn't work for ya Clemmy, seems reasonable to me. I have a lathe but cannot really think of a way that it would help with this. I generally just use a flat file followed by sandpaper but you might be on to something, keep working at it!
Posted 04 February 2004 - 04:53 AM
Trust me your PVC pipe trick ROCKS!!!!! Thanks for sharing I would have never thought of that. Been using it for several weeks now.
Posted 05 February 2004 - 04:31 PM
No, The PVC pipe is the best I've tried! I'm just always looking for ways to increase the productivity/consistency, I've been trying to go through each step in the process, always looking for a better way...
Posted 05 February 2004 - 08:13 PM
PVC / sandpaper and and just a decent eye ought to get you 99 out of 100.