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Wood/ Crank Baits
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:29 PM
Has anyone ever tried treated wood posts ... cleaning out my garage I found several different types of wood, one was regular pine , the other was treated pine and two were redwood....I also found a thick slab of yellow popular or yellow pine[12in by 24]
Are any of these woods really a good wood to build with
Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:53 PM
I've built several baits out of redwood and yellow pine. There is a fellow in town that uses poplar for his baits.
Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:39 PM
I would not use the treated lumber because the chemicals used to treat the lumber are most likely toxic.
Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:43 PM
All the untreated lumber should be ok. I have used pine. It works well but the grain is a pain to hide. Also used popular and it's grain is not so hard to hide but found the wood harder to carve. But both made usable lures.
Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:12 PM
Until a few years ago, wood was treated with arsenic to deter insects. You don't wanna use it to make lures.