I have carved a lure from oak, and cut a lip slot and a through wire slot in the belly which runs the entire length of the bait. There are a couple of pictures attached.
The next stages are:
1. Fill in the through wire slot.
2. Seal the wood.
So regarding filling, I understand from many sources that I can use epoxy to fill the through wire slot? The same epoxy I will use to coat the lure after painting unless I'm mistaken ie Devcon / Envirotex / C&W Lure Epoxy? Would you also attach the lip slot at this stage? I was thinking that would make sense if I use epoxy, because it might be difficult to fit the lip after due to the slot being full of epoxy. However if I do fit the lip slot now I wouldnt be able to dip the lure in sealer after....or maybe I could and then wipe off the lip slot or brush on the sealer rather than dipping....? This is more complicated that it seems What do you guys think?
Also is using epoxy for this the best / cheapest / quickest way in your opinion? If not, what do you use and why? If you do use something else then if possible could you post a link to it. I'm living in Sweden, and as a non native speaker I find it difficult to locate / translate the names of things from English to Swedish. If I have a specific product I can show it to them on my phone and hopefully the person in the store can help me find something like it If your living in Sweden and could tell me what you use for this process and where to buy it that would be even better
Regarding the sealer its the same sort of questions I guess. I have seen many sources saying that sanding sealer is a good thing to use here. But again its hard to find the Swedish version of this. What about these products which I can buy in a large hardware store here.....any good for sealing lures?
Your help would be most appreciated.