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Drying Wheel Construction
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Posted 27 March 2010 - 03:36 PM
Could someone link me to a site or write up that shows step by step on how to build a drying wheel/rack. I don't know exactly what clear I am gonna use but I have been told I need a drying wheel to prevent from having it sag or build up on the bottom.
I think I am going to go with Enivorntex or Devcon 2 Ton Epoxy. Don't know which yet. I some some envorntex at michael's the other day.
Posted 27 March 2010 - 10:16 PM
If I were to use either of these clear coats, would you spray these, dip the lures, or apply by hand?
Posted 27 March 2010 - 10:28 PM
both of those clear coats would be applied by hand after thorough mixing, and would need a drying wheel for optimal clear coat (not NECESSARY, but you will get the most even coat from using a wheel). i think there is a tutorial for making a drying wheel in the tutorial section of this site, which i no longer know how to access .
Posted 28 March 2010 - 08:47 AM
Just another option you might want to consider. I found a plug in rotisserie on craigslist that I use. I took the pan and heating element off so there is just the frame and the rotisserie uprights. It spins at a good speed for bait drying. I dont do a whole lot of baits at once, so I just got some dowels, put 2 holes in it so it slides on the rotisserie spikes, and zip tied some clamps on the end of the dowels. Not exactly beautiful, but its easy set up and I can coat the bait while its attached to the dowel and just slide it on the rotisserie.
Easy set up for the hobby bait builder.
Posted 28 March 2010 - 09:34 AM
With E-tex, you definitely need a drying wheel, unless you want to flip it manually for several hours. I suspect that watching grass growing, paint drying, or yellow cedar rotting, would be absolutely titillating by comparison.
My dryer uses a rotisserie kit purchased in the Wal-Mart Gardening Dept. a few years ago, and it shows every sign that it wil turn its steady 1 rpm forever.
Posted 28 March 2010 - 10:58 AM
Thanks guys my Dad has a old motor off a rotisserie that I might be able to swipe from him
Posted 28 March 2010 - 06:59 PM
I'm using the turntable motor out of a scrapped microwave. It turns at 6 rpm. Got it out of a dumpster and it cost me nothing. Just something else for you to consider.
Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:53 AM
will look into that too
Posted 31 March 2010 - 10:21 AM
Thanks Everybody for all the help. Well I went home to see my parents next town over and told my Dad that I was getting into painting Lures and I asked If I could take apart his rotiserre motor and making a drying wheel. He said, "How about I give you my drying wheel" Then I relaized that the drying wheel he used for his Rod Building days would work. Just need to get a 3/8" dowel and make the rod to hang them on the wheel is about 4-5 RPM. Here's some pics: