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Simple, Cheap, And Effective Lure Turner
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:13 PM
Well, I just started airbrushing crankbaits, and quickly realized that I did not have a lure turner. Looking at the various sites and videos, I saw numerous, large, complex turners, yet nothing that was simple, inexpensive, compact and effective. Wondering out to the garage, I was determined to create something, and began my search for supplies. Suddenly I remembered that I was throwing out that old mechanical Christmas yard-deer. You know, the white one with the head that goes up and down. Well, I pulled the motor off of that. Making a long story short, I then cut about a 10" piece off of an old graphite golf shaft, and made sure that would fit snugly over the shaft on the small motor. Next, I grabbed an old 6"X10" plastic tackle case, a handful of paperclips, some epoxy, and a soldering iron. To assemble my Frankenstein Lure Turner, I took the soldering gun and melted a hole in each side of the tackle case in a position that would position the motor flush with the bottom of the case. It is key to set the motor flush with the bottom half of the case, vice the hinged top of the case. This will ensure that the motor serves to bolster the stability of the case. Next I poke the golf shaft through the two holes in the case, and pressed it onto the motor shaft. To ensure it fit snugly, I added one layer of duck tape to the motor shaft. Lastly, I glued the paper clips to the shaft, making sure to off-set them for balance, and that's it. Aside from a couple of screws (that mounted the motor to the deer), there is no major assembly other than attaching the parts. This thing literally cost nothing other that the scrap used. I can dry several lures at a time, and the speed is absolutely perfect. Check out the picture. Feel free to contact me if you would like more details. Junk hunting time 10 minutes. Assembly 10 minutes. Simple. Also, that is the second crankbait I've painted. I am open to any comments, tips, recommendations.
Posted 04 January 2012 - 08:34 PM
Ain't this stuff fun?
Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:43 PM
Way to go, I made mine from a work microwave that the door broke! It was free. Just attatced a 15" broom handle to it and some aligator clips. Been runnin for a year like that.
Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:17 AM
He just unplugged him, Mark.
Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:06 PM
I should be receiving the Iwata-Medea Revolution HP BR I ordered shortly. Hopefully I can get it without the wife seeing I got another package, or she may kill me. This stuff is both fun and dangerous.
Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:08 PM
If you get caught, tell her it was a backordered item from a previous order. Gotta be creative but you can't use that one very often. You can always get a PO Box.....it's cheaper that a Divorce Lawyer
Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:32 PM
I just told my wife that I was sellin' 'em on Craig's list for $100 each. When I received my last order of blanks....she counted 'em and said, "Hmmm.....$3,300."
Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:04 PM
...and a new bass boat is cheaper than a wife? Now you've got me think'en!
Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:12 PM
Uh-O! That didn't work out right. Also, the Iwata REV HP BR came in and it is worth every penny (all 7200 of them). Compared to my $25.00 Harbor Freight Cheapo, the Iwata is AMAZING! Now I'm gonna have to start buying more blanks, and coming up with more lies to cover the money. I would tell her I have a girl friend on the side, but she'll know thats not true cause I'm always fishing.