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Posted 10 October 2004 - 03:39 PM
i'm planning to make a few lures along the lines of the bill lewis ratt-l-traps, also some jake type crankbaits, i was planning to put rattles in them but can't seem to come up with any ideas as to how, i supose its gonna have to involve ball bearings and some sort of metal inner pipe with covers on each end, just dunno how to go about it
Posted 10 October 2004 - 07:01 PM
I'm expecting a tutorial to come in soon on rattles. You can drill a hole thru a wood bait, trim a jig rattle and wood putty it into the hole. You can also cut wood plugs to press into the holes and tap them flush with a few bb's inside.
Posted 11 October 2004 - 09:26 AM
This is what I do on otherwise silent wooden cranks. Go 3/4 to the rear of the lure, drill a hole completely thru the body. Make the hole just slightly larger than the rattle (typically use a glass rattle)...I fill the hole with some epoxy and tap the rattle in. I fill the remainder of the hole with wood filler, let it dry, sand to the original body shape...seal, paint, and clearcoat as usual. Hope this helps.
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Posted 11 October 2004 - 03:54 PM
cheers guys, knew someone would have the answers