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Holding a wireframe inside a mold?
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Posted 10 October 2009 - 05:15 AM
I am thinking of the best way to keep a wireframe with weight attached in place in a 2-part silicone mold? Not sure what would be best..thinking of screws..or magnets?
Posted 10 October 2009 - 08:12 AM
If your mold is already made, you can use staples that you've bent in half to hold the harness in place. It's a quick fix but it works well.
If you're building a mold, you can mold in locator "pins" for the harness.
Edited by Husky, 10 October 2009 - 08:21 AM.
Posted 10 October 2009 - 02:21 PM
That is what I have done before; works great for single piece lures. But I want to use it on a swimbaits-head. And the weight already attached to the wireframe; so it is kinda important that the weight is dead center. Some kind of lock would be cool; maybe a simple bold will do...
Posted 10 October 2009 - 08:31 PM
I have thought about this problem before. My solution (untested) was to introduce a third point of contact by extending the harness with the wire reaching the edge of the cavity. This is snipped and ground down later.
It is an extra process, so not ideal.
Posted 11 October 2009 - 04:28 AM
How about if you cast them standing up vertical instead of lying on their side, would this help to center the weight ??????????? OR am I over-simplifying it.pete
Posted 11 October 2009 - 04:34 AM
Yes, that is an option, although this will mean that the belly of the lure will be up and so while casting resin with mb added, the mb will float up while curing -> to the belly, and you want the mb to be in the backpart of the lure. Puzzles...
Posted 11 October 2009 - 06:37 AM
How about adding the weight to the "through wire" like pinch on sinkers to a line?