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#1 flyguys



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Posted 18 August 2010 - 11:20 AM

Figured i would ask here i always just turn my lures by hand as i usually only make a couple but now some buddies want some and they are gonna give me some money woohoo but anyways i have no mechanical skill whatsoever is there anyplace to buy a drying wheel or if i have to build one is there a step by step anywhere. Once again i am not mechanically inclined so i plead with you help please lol

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 01:53 PM

Here's one I've been using for 8 years. Scrap shelving for the base and sides, a 1/2" dia dowel for the axle, alligator clips on 1/8" dia dowel arms for 6 crankbaits, powered by a small 6 rpm a/c motor. The axle dowel has a small hole drilled in its end just big enough for the motor's drive axle to fit, and is locked in with a little epoxy. I used a big washer on the other side from the motor to act as a "bearing" for the axle. Screws and or glue where you want to hold pieces stable. Pretty simple to knock together in about an hour. I put blue painter's tape on the lips of the crankbaits so the alligator clips won't scratch them while turning. Doesn't really matter what it looks like as long as it keeps spinning!

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 07:03 PM

You can buy some lure dryers on eBay.