JRammit

Manual Lure Turner

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A proper electric lure turner is high on my to do list, but in the mean time im not gonna stop making baits..... Previously ive simply hung my lures using wire and flipped once every minute until epoxy no longer runs...... However, after a couple of "butterfinger moments" i decided i need a way to flip the lures without having to handle them

Here it is... It is a crude device, but i believe it will serve its purpose

The frame is a cut from a 1"x4"... Alligator clips crimped onto wire clothes hangers... The hangers are formed into 2 opposing "U bends"... A bell sinker in each U bend holds the bait in position, by moving the sinker into the opposing U bend the lure is turned 180 degrees

Turn once a minute until epoxy begins to set, and once every few minutes until it no longer runs... The left over epoxy will tell when to stop turning... Just tilt the mixing tray, when it stops running in the tray, it stops running on the bait

This is for the new guys who still need so many things... One less thing to buy for now

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That will do the job nicely.

 

Before I built my turner, I was balancing clips in magazines on chair arms. It was always an accident waiting to happen - and it did.

 

Dave

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Yes! They do!... Plus this makes short work of turning 4 bodies (or 6 or 8 if the build was bigger), before i could only manage 2

Using it as i type this, working great!

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Job nicely done. Outstanding outside the box thinking. I found small hobby motors for dirt cheap on ebay and got rid of the manual turners. I also made a few from turntable motors from discarded microwave ovens. Rotation is CCW/CW and random but it is an ecomomical way to go.

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Thanks man!... Ill be moving into a new shop next month, wanna wait til i get it all set up before i design a motorized turner.... So ill be on the look out for motors soon

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Thanks Brandon!... Simple build, all household materials... No patent (ha ha)

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The previous contraption has been working great!.... But ive started painting jig heads and custom matching worm weights.... 4 at a time wasn't cutting it!..... So, i came up with this

Made all from scraps i had laying around, except the clothes pins, those cost me a whole $2

This one will be adaptable (hopefully) when i finally get a motor... I left enough space on one end to fix a pully.... It will be nice some day to flip a switch and walk away from epoxy, but in the mean time these tools get the job done!

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