carolinaboy

Drying Wheel Construction

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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.

Thanks Guys

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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 :huh: .

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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.

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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 :huh: .

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.

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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.

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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.

will look into that too

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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" huh.gif 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:

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