MrCribbss

Balsawood And Screw Eyes

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is balsa wood strong enough for screw eyes? im not a big fan of screw eyes or twisting my own wire screw eyes. i think its ok for some lures like hardwood swimbaits, but im not sure about balsa wood. i just like trough wire lures more.

i want to make a swimbait out of balsa, what would be the best way to do that?

should i cut the blank in half and put the wire and weights inside or should i make a groove in the belly of the lure?

ive done some lures with a groove in the belly, im pleased with the results but unfortunately i still cant upload any pictures in the gallery.

thanks in advance,

Chris

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as for not being able to upload pictures you can try clicking on the change theme line in the lower left hand corner of the page and click on ip board that might help and as for screw eyes in balsa wood if there glued in right the wood will break before the screw eyes pull out

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thanks but it doesnt work, ive send a message to TU about a week ago about my problem but i still have not received a reply yet. i think im going to delete my account and start a new one

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I wouldn't use screw eyes on a jointed balsa swimbait. I like cutting a balsa bait in half and rejoining it with epoxy to provide a strong backbone for the whole bait. I lay the hardware into grooves and I make the wires extra long with bends in them but I don't use a continuous wire frame. I'll also make extra grooves in stress areas just to hold extra epoxy. Swimbaits take a lot of punishment around the joints and it's a lot of work to build one so personally I'd choose a harder wood.

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