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Jointed Cranks?

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how do you gentlemen hold jointed cranks for repaint?:blink: even if you can unscrew them, (some are wired and cannot be taken apart) how do get a good paint match?:unsure: thanks :D

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When I build them myself, I finish them before joining the segments. It depends on the specific bait but one way to hold the segments straight and paint out of the joint is to wrap it with a rubber band.

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thanks BBM, i have one of them and it didnt even cross my mind when i was pondering this problem. (its hell to get old):yay:

I use an exacto knife handle to hold the belly hook. THen take a tounge depressor and clip that to the handle and to the tail hook eye with small spring loaded clamps. Home cheapo has them for $.39 each. the work great.

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thanks BBM, i have one of them and it didnt even cross my mind when i was pondering this problem. (its hell to get old):yay:

Your welcome bud!! Me and a bud was just talking out in the shop this evening on how we cant remeber stuff as well as we used to.:lol:

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Wanna talk about not being able to remember stuff? How much time have you got?.........Oh wait..............what we're we talking about? :huh:

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Wanna talk about not being able to remember stuff? How much time have you got?.........Oh wait..............what we're we talking about?

:lol::lol:

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Actually, this worries me slightly. Sometimes I get an idea and then I can actually sense the idea slipping away. The idea usually comes back in a few seconds but sometimes it is lost. As long as I continue to get ideas, I will not be too concerned. I haven't researched this, too afraid of what I might find :o

Dave

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I made myself a jig out of a rectagular wood dowel maybe 1/2" X 1" or slightly larger , screwing in a big open eyescrew on either end of the narrower side, the kind for wall hangers .

These eyescrews must be protruding long enough for the lure to fit inbetween still keeping sufficient space to the dowel .

I'd use an "S"-shaped wire hook to attach the lure onto one eyescrew by it's line tie and a stronger rubber-O-ring to fix the blank to the opposing eyescrew by it's rear hook hanger eye .

Now I can wrap the rubber ring around the open eyescrew to get the multi-sectioned lure stretched out real firm , ........the tension generated is high enough to allow the lure to sit sturdy enough even for brush painting .

To mount the dowel jig for painting and drying , I utilize spring loaded clamps .

I also topcoat such lures this way , ...for my fast curing epoxy I do not need any rotisserie , ....but it should not be a problem to build a lure rotator to accommodate such dowel jigs .

The joining eyes of the lure would most likely clog up with paint and laquer this way , ....after curing I clean them off carefully with my "Dremel" and 1,0mm drill bits and small balsa , ...or a carpet knife .

good luck , diemai :yay:

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I made myself a jig out of a rectagular wood dowel maybe 1/2" X 1" or slightly larger , screwing in a big open eyescrew on either end of the narrower side, the kind for wall hangers .

These eyescrews must be protruding long enough for the lure to fit inbetween still keeping sufficient space to the dowel .

I'd use an "S"-shaped wire hook to attach the lure onto one eyescrew by it's line tie and a stronger rubber-O-ring to fix the blank to the opposing eyescrew by it's rear hook hanger eye .

Now I can wrap the rubber ring around the open eyescrew to get the multi-sectioned lure stretched out real firm , ........the tension generated is high enough to allow the lure to sit sturdy enough even for brush painting .

To mount the dowel jig for painting and drying , I utilize spring loaded clamps .

I also topcoat such lures this way , ...for my fast curing epoxy I do not need any rotisserie , ....but it should not be a problem to build a lure rotator to accommodate such dowel jigs .

The joining eyes of the lure would most likely clog up with paint and laquer this way , ....after curing I clean them off carefully with my "Dremel" and 1,0mm drill bits and small balsa , ...or a carpet knife .

good luck , diemai :yay:

i like this idea, too :D thanks.

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