joelhains

Tube Dipping - Video

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I just put together a video on dipping tubes. If your wanting to see how it done Check it out!

 

 

 

Just uploaded the tail cutting video as well.

 

 

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The rods were from the frame of an old umbrella style dip net.  But you can get steel rods Lowe's or home depot.

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Try a roller cutter you won't go back to your old way, bit expensive up front but well worth it the blades are for fabric cutters put them on a small paint roller and bam you got yourself a production cutter.

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Thanks,  have you done any experimenting with different diameter rods.

Is there any sort of ratio of length to width?

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Joel, great video. I  hand dip tubes myself  & i also inject my angling ai mold in the color i want the tails to be & then hand dip them again in what ever color i want the body to be. I too am a tube finatic. lol

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Great video's thanks for sharing.  The question I have is how did you keep your plastic hot for so long just by sitting on the bench?

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4 cups is A lot if plastic. The more you have in a container the longer it will maintain enough heat to continue dipping.  Stirring periodically is important as well. It keeps an even temperature through the container. If you don't stir it it will form a film on top of cooler plastic. Stir it before this film had a chance to form. 

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Excellent videos! I especially like the cutter video. Never dawned on me to put the cutter on the base of the press!!!! Pretty obvious...except to me!

Cutting the tails has always been the big obstacle for me.

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On 3/8/2018 at 10:08 AM, gone2long said:

Try a roller cutter you won't go back to your old way, bit expensive up front but well worth it the blades are for fabric cutters put them on a small paint roller and bam you got yourself a production cutter.

 

You happen to have a picture of one built? Sounds like a great idea.

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Great video!

I'd love to start dipping tubes, what about herb scissors for cutting the tails?

Could a guy use teflon rods instead of steel? 

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On 3/12/2018 at 10:45 AM, aulrich said:

Can someone post a picture of a roller cutter?

 

23 hours ago, Agro said:

 

You happen to have a picture of one built? Sounds like a great idea.

Hey guys sorry I passed mine on when I went to tube molds but it's quite simple to make google "fabric blades" they are round and somewhere around 2-2 1/2 inches in diameter you alternate blade then a washer to as wide as needed and put them on a small narrow paint roller then just get yourself a plastic cutting board or cutting platform of choice and have at it

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5 hours ago, Dink Master said:

This is what my Tube Cutter looks like.

Large disk is a blade, smaller disk is a washer.

 

 

That looks pretty sweet! Are the handles wood or metal? I'm gonna make one of these.

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