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body consistency?

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clemmy    65

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!

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Coley    8

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

one.

Coley

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RiverMan    10

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!

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clemmy    65

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...

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