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Drying Wheels

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I'm looking for some ideas to make a drying wheel. I already have a low speed motor that will work. So please post some pics of what you've got and maybe a description. Thanks!

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if you use the SEARCH function there is a lot of info on this site about this particular topicmellow.gif

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if you use the SEARCH function there is a lot of info on this site about this particular topicmellow.gif

I already did, thanks for your reply thoughwink.gif

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I made one from a BBQ rotisserie motor and spit, that came in a repacement kit I bought at a home improvement store.

Check my gallery, and towards the end of it are a couple of pictures.

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I already have a rotisserie motor and spit. I'm mainly trying to figure out how to hold the baits. Springs on a wheel type set up?

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It depends on what kind of baits you make. I mostly do bass baits with lips, so a setup with alligator clips works fine and I can clip the occasional rattle bait on the turner by its line tie without too much drama. If I did large musky baits or lots of rattle baits, I might opt for something that would secure them better. My 6 lure turner is 2 boards screwed to a wood base, with a 6 rpm timing motor driving the axle, a 1/2" dia dowel. The axle has 3 ea 1/8" dia dowels epoxied through it, onto which the alligator clips are crimped. I put a strip of painter's tape over the ends of the lure lips to keep the clips from marring the Lexan.

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If you look at the picture of the turner in my gallery, you'll see I made two plywood discs, 16" diameter, and mounted them opposite each other on the BBQ spit, with eye bolts on the inside facing each other. It is a simple matter to suspend lures between opposing eyebolts, with paper clips, rubber bands, almost anything. By using the adjustable rotisserie brackets to mount the plywood discs, I can vary the distance between the discs, and I can mount twelve lures, if I'm feeling ambitious.

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just finished my first drying wheel pretty happy with how it turned out. used it once with good results.

i used microwave motor (5rpm), all thread,skate board bearings,pipe saddles, wheels= one is MDF(craft wood) and the other is aluminum composite panel.it will hold 8 large lures 140mm without bib.

also added another smaller wheel made from 2mm aluminum to the end for smaller lures. it holds 8 with room for more later if needed.

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i could only post one photo here? will try to post more in gallery.

cheers JR...

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