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? For The Balsa Bait Builders
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:44 PM
I cut out the profile and lip slot with the bandsaw, and then shape it with an occilating belt sander.
I carve it with an exacto knife. As long as it's sharp, a carving knife will work fine on PVC.
Are you using the decking or the trimboard. I find the decking to be close to poplar in buoyancy, and the trimboard close to balsa.
I made several deep divers out of the trimboard, and they back up and out as fast as the Rapala DT 16's.
Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:17 PM
Mark, I am using the trimboard, I found it at Home Depot several years ago when I was looking for the decking that you spoke of.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 06:51 PM
I'm looking to build-up and reshape a few older wooden baits. I need to know what you guys recommend using to do this. Also, any pointers would be welcome. Wood filler? Bondo? Epoxy?
Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:57 PM
Thanks Mark! Looks like I got some topwaters to get started on.