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Posted 25 September 2010 - 05:54 AM
I thought that seen as its finished and the inspiration came from this site, I'd post a picture. The wood disks are 8" dia. The one nearest the motor is fixed while the other one slides and locks, I ground a flat on the axle to tighten a bolt onto to lock it. The motor is a glitter ball motor, 6rpm. The lures are held with springs and a piece of bent wire going from the belly to the axle. Its a bit rough and ready but it does the trick.
Posted 25 September 2010 - 07:56 AM
Tidy wheel, looks the business.
Have you tried without the belly wire or do you find that it is necessary?
Nice paint. What top coat are you using?
Good to see another Englishman here, must be half a dozen of us now.
Posted 25 September 2010 - 10:06 AM
Cheers Dave. The lures flip around if the hooks are not on. The springs and the hooks end up covered in epoxy, but a quck soak in thinners gets them brand new.
I use ex74 over createx auto air.
Posted 25 September 2010 - 10:12 AM
I just looked it up, it has UV protection too.
Posted 03 October 2010 - 08:28 AM
Build my own drying wheel a few week ago.
It is about 50 cm long and I can put about 40 baits in it.
Posted 03 October 2010 - 08:34 AM
Standard PVC pipe clips. Just clip on, no fuss. Genious.
Posted 04 October 2010 - 07:02 AM
Nice job and I know exactly what you mean re the lure 'Flip'. Maybe ok for small crankbaits but not for the jerks. Here is a little video of my luremaking shed come workshop showing the drying wheel I use. Just cick the image which is a link to the video on photobucket.
Ps. I'm only in Leeds. We should get our heads together sometime. I am a retired PAC RO as well so we may have mutual aquaintances, give me a pm sometime.
Posted 04 October 2010 - 12:21 PM
Very handy and creative work shown here!
PhilB, What kind of clamps are you using on your drying wheel?
Are they custom made or can you buy them online?
BTW, nice thermostatically controlled drying box you've built there
Posted 04 October 2010 - 02:05 PM
They are the heads from hand vises. They are supplied with a handle which unscrews off. The thread though is a weird Whitworth thread so I had to drill and tap them out to take a metric bolt. I cannot remember the actual company I got them from but originally found them on ebay doing a search for 'Pin vise' which then led me to the company selling online. I'm sure something similar would be available almost anywhere..
Posted 04 October 2010 - 02:26 PM
Thank you for the info
Whitworth threads? Hmm, must be British made? We have to deal with those threads now and then on Rolls Royce parts
Posted 04 October 2010 - 02:42 PM
Found this one on e-bay
Thank you for the idea.
Looks make-able if I want to take the time to do it
Posted 04 October 2010 - 03:11 PM
Thats the fella all right.
Posted 05 October 2010 - 02:52 PM
Bibrozalo, love that quick clipping system.
Phil, Hi, I almost thought whats the point of the pac bit on here but I stand corrected! We will have to have a natter sometime, god knows what we'll talk about though......
All the best for this season. Craig.
Posted 07 October 2010 - 03:17 PM
phil that sheds way to tidy,mine looks like a bombs gone off and so does my garage for that matter
Posted 08 October 2010 - 12:08 PM
Ahh but this was the after video and not the before