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So I'm about to start creating balsa crankbaits. I'm needing some help. I have the shop, the tools to cut, shape, drill, and paint. But I'm needing materials, so some assistance on where the best place to purchase stuff would be great. I need Paint, circuit board material, lexan, ballast weights, wood, and some general knowledge questions answered. I really would like to make a high quality product that not only looks good but works good too. And LASTS. What I want to know is what are some of the best ways to...cut bills, insert bills and line ties as well as hook hangers, I want to foil baits, so any info on what works for you or products that you've used would be awesome.

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Try youtube, marling baits has some videos where he is making bills, ans solarfall baits has a video on making foils. But check out their videos in general.

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Franko:

McMaster-Carr has the G-10 circuit board material and US Plastic has Lexan (polycarb) as well as several sources on Amazon.

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Google McMaster Carr... They have just about every material you could possibly need... I havnt used them, but only because their site doesn't get along with my mobile phone

As for the build.. Youtube is a great place to start, videos give a better idea of the process... Check out The Handmade Fisherman

There are endless techniques to get the same end result... That's where TU comes in.... Do a search on each topic you mentioned and you will find many answers to choose from... Some will suit you, some wont.... If you're unsure, questions are allowed too

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Well I learned a lot last night from cutting some balsa. Just bought some cheap 1/4 inch sheets to play with. Learning the grain of the wood and which way to cut. I've found out it's a lot more difficult to cut the shapes than I previously thought it might be. One thing I've read is a lot of guys will "hand pick" their balsa blocks. Well my question is where do you go to get that stuff so you can "hand pick" it? Most places do t have a wide selection of balsa laying around. As for belly weights and bills, I have got that figured out.

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Let me start off with saying that I'm new here at TU. So I would like to say hello and I'm learning and enjoying the info given here.

When I start something new I try to get as much information as I can. YouTube is a great place to get information. I to have a "workshop" but found that I need more specific tools for this. Amazon is a good vendor to get specific material and tools, but you will find that there are a lot of vendors out there to get materials or tools, one of these I use is jannsnetcraft.com. There is a thread in the forum's that is "pinned" and has many vendors there that I will use in time.

I also found that I wanted a "wood carving duplicator", so I made one. It works great, the operator is in a learning curve tho.

I hope this helps and I felt this was a good place to jump in;

Dale

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Google McMaster Carr... They have just about every material you could possibly need... I havnt used them, but only because their site doesn't get along with my mobile phone

As for the build.. Youtube is a great place to start, videos give a better idea of the process... Check out The Handmade Fisherman

There are endless techniques to get the same end result... That's where TU comes in.... Do a search on each topic you mentioned and you will find many answers to choose from... Some will suit you, some wont.... If you're unsure, questions are allowed too

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