Edited by jlarnold1966, 07 November 2010 - 11:51 AM.
Crankbait Lip Slot Cutting
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Posted 07 November 2010 - 11:49 AM
I am really struggling with getting accurate and repeatable slots cut on round balsa crankbait bodies I am purchasing from Janns and Lurecraft. Does anyone have any suggestions or pictures of fixtures/devices that they use to do this work?
Posted 07 November 2010 - 02:22 PM
Because your blanks are consistant in size, you should be able to make a jig. Here is a link to the method that I use. It works and costs very little. it is quick and if you don't get it right first time, have another go.
Posted 08 November 2010 - 11:13 AM
Thanks for the reply Vodkaman! Using this method, you could then just attach a runner on the bottom that fits the groove of the bandsaw at the angle you want and that would be complete. A picture is truly worth a thousand words.
Posted 08 November 2010 - 12:33 PM
Yes, a few different ways of doing it. I am currently using the edges of the bandsaw plate, I can control the slot width (two cuts) and the depth, with stops. But my bodies are not consistent enough, so still experimenting.