Anyone here used Abachi for lures??
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Posted 03 December 2009 - 02:23 AM
@ Rob Raven
Quite popular here in Europe , exellent for medium sized crankbaits and topwater baits .
Not suited for larger sinking glider jerkbaits and/or large , voluminous crankbaits , as it would require too much ballast that might hinder the action .
It's heavier than balsa but ligther as pinewood and holds epoxied screw eyes very well .
I does not have a pronounced grain like pine , cuts and sands very easy .
The abache wood blanks should be sealed off against water sepage ,...... many utilize a 50/50 solution of linseed oil and turpentine , but this is a time consuming process and may yellow bright colors on the lures after a few months , when solvent based paint was used .
Abachewood is available over here in lumber yards in boards of 22 mm and 26 mm thickness , it is mainly used for seatbenches in the famous Finnish steam baths called "Sauna" , therefore one can sometimes find these under the term "Sauna boards" as well .
greetz , diemai