Edited by Thad, 27 November 2009 - 01:02 PM.
Companies That Make Custom Bills?
8 replies to this topic
Posted 27 November 2009 - 01:01 PM
Does anyone know of a company that makes custom bills to your specifications? Like the ones in Bagley's.
Posted 27 November 2009 - 02:42 PM
I don't know of any company's that will do what you want, but you can make your own lexan bills very easily and it will probably be cheaper than having them custom made.
Posted 28 November 2009 - 12:04 AM
I make my bills now. It's about time, not money.
Edited by Thad, 28 November 2009 - 12:05 AM.
Posted 30 November 2009 - 11:45 PM
Thad, it's going to be about the money when you get a price quote and minimum number of bills you will have to purchase. This has been talked about in the past and I don't remember anybody finding a cost effective solution to the problem.
Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:24 AM
Well, what is the plastic that people like Norman and Strike King use to make their bills/crankbaits?
Edited by Thad, 01 December 2009 - 12:24 AM.
Posted 01 December 2009 - 01:01 AM
What kind of bill do you want? If a little money is not a problem, any decent SIGN shop will laser cut flat sheet lexan or any other flat plastic for you. There is one that is close to me that will even form curves. Etched? No problemo.
"Trotec lasers are widely used for cutting acrylic material, but can also process other plastics such as polycarbonate, polypropylene and polyethylene"
Edited by miragestalker, 01 December 2009 - 01:02 AM.
Posted 01 December 2009 - 06:29 AM
I have a solution
Yes , a friend of mine tryied it and if you go for a great number of lures you might have a chance this way, I'll try to explain but I don't have pictures unfortunatelly. Prepare to consume one of your lurebuilding days for cutting lips
You need the folowing materials (a little bit dangerous):
- a prototype lip
- metal board cuting scissors
- metal board 1mm thick - long enough to cover the lip overall lenght and 5-7 mm height
- a dremel
- welding gun
- a piece of metal with a hole in for welding the metal board
Now you wrap the metal board around the lip (carefull not to cut your fingers)
Next you bond the ends together using the welding gun
Next you weld the board form on the metal piece, center the hole because you will use it to get the lexan lip out
Next sharp the edges of the metal board with the dremel or other methods you can think about for the board to easy cut the lexan
Now you can either use a hammer or a vice to press the metal "mold" into lexan
This should do it
Posted 01 December 2009 - 06:48 AM
Tried to make an example in paint
the metal board has a 5 mm height for NOT bending under pressure, carefull at those sharp edges
also bonding the ends of the board is optional, as you can see in the pic
lexan lip former.JPG 24.56KB 34 downloads
if you don't weld the ends of the metal board then you don't need the evacuation hole
Edited by pikeman, 01 December 2009 - 06:54 AM.