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Posted 17 April 2004 - 07:54 PM
Try posting in the DupliK8R forum or click on one of the many links to Jerry's (Red's) profile and send him a PM. If anybody can help you out he's the man.
Good to see you on the board. Love the little B1 I picked up from you on ebay.
Posted 17 April 2004 - 09:31 PM
I emailed him but have not got a response back. I had a guy call me today wanting 1000 baits and I just don't think my hands can handle that many.
Glad you liked it! I always aim to please!!!
Posted 18 April 2004 - 08:34 PM
I ordered the plans and built one last fall. Really have not used it much. Don't think it will be that useful for that kind of volume.
Posted 19 April 2004 - 11:04 PM
Believe me..... if you are doing the baits totally by hand then 1000 is way too many.
Posted 19 April 2004 - 11:06 PM
Yep, a thousand will kill ya. Anyone know of a company that will cut baits out for a guy?
Posted 19 April 2004 - 11:18 PM
If all you are having is a flat profile then you could get with someone that has a laser. They usually charge around .40 a body.
Posted 21 April 2004 - 09:27 PM
Here's a couple thoughts if you're going accept this order for 1000 lures:
- Get at least half the money up front so you can cover hooks, hardware and other purchased parts.
- The upfront money will also assure the purchaser is sincere.
- There's a money laundering/fraud type thing from either Singapore or Nigeria, so watch out for that.
- New idea: It seems there are quite a few craftsmen who hang out here at TU. How about forming a temporary "virtual" factory? Examples: A few folks make bodies, a couple others paint and maybe some others assemble. One or two could package. OR Let's say 10 workers make 100 lures, each, start to finish. The first scenario is probably the better idea since all 1000 of the lures would be more alike.
They don't call me MOO (Master Of the Obvious) for nothing, you know.
Posted 21 April 2004 - 10:38 PM
The money up front thing is an excellent idea LL. I never thought of that. I guess because I personally don't deal in that kind of volume. But that would definitely take care of alot of front line problems. What is this money laundering thing? What happens? The virtual factory thing is a neat idea also. Heck, maybe we should just all quit our jobs and move to Gators front yard and start a commune and just make lures to support ourselves. Man, that brings back memories of the old days doesn't it?
Posted 21 April 2004 - 11:16 PM
The scam works something like this: You sell an item for $10.00 The buyer pays you $10,010.00 and want $10,000.00 change. Wait. That can't be it. Why would they even THINK they'd ever see the change? Well, there must be some kind of scam to watch out for, so "HEADS UP!"
If we could round up an old school bus to put in Red's front yard. It would have to have a kickbutt stereo. We could paint it Northern Pike. Or if someone had a really REALLY big printer, it could have a photo finish. We can't start making 1,000 lures until the window boxes are made, though. I hear Red's old lady makes some great brownies.
Posted 21 April 2004 - 11:50 PM
I haven't told the guys yes yet, I am still undecided if I really want to take on that type of volume. I do know that if he wants that many it is legit, he was referred to me by one of the pros from the FLW and BASS that I do lures for, and he also fishes the BASS. When he first said 1000 lures I thought I was hearing things. For right now I am doing 50 for him. The only reason he wants so many is because he said he knows when he goes to Japan with them they are all going to want them.
Guess I got alot of thinking to do.
Posted 22 April 2004 - 12:10 AM
Hey count me in on the bus and brownie idea so long as we spend every afternoon on the water...oh and we get to have a few beers too. Hey Skeeter, anyone you could direct me to for having bodies lazered.....not my body, well you know?
Posted 22 April 2004 - 10:03 PM
I just looked up a couple of places that do lazer engraving. They pay alot for those machines and just love keeping them busy earning money. Remember though that a lazer only cuts a straight line. It will not cut the curve on the top and bottom of the bait. You will still have to do that.
Posted 23 April 2004 - 12:57 AM
Hmmmm, good point Skeeter. Too bad they can't mix the lazer with rotation, seems this would get the roundness we are looking for. I would very much like to find someone to make several hundred wood bodies for me.