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fivebigfish

Need advice for stencils

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fivebigfish    0

From what I understand, alot of people use a stencil for their patterns(example= firetiger, craw, coachdog, etc.). I need some advice on what some of you guys are using to make your stencil and maybe some helpful info. related to using them. As always thanks for your help.

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c_latrans    0

I like to use the clear sheets used by teachers for transparancies on overhead projectors. I think they are mylar. I work part time for the local school district and get them for free. They are very durable and very flexible.

Another trick I use is for cutting various size holes in stencils. I do a lot of shooting and reload my own ammo. I use old cartridge cases that have had the necks chamfered to a sharp edge to punch holes in my stencils. I can cut holes from almost any size from .177 to .458 inch.

Dale

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kellure    1

You can use virtually anything that can be cut as a stencil...

low adhesive tape, transparencies, stencil paper, durable paper, foto frisket...there are a zillion items laying around the house that can be used, including milk jugs. I bet they work well, good idea.

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cullin8s    0

I'm considering getting a stencil burner that way i can do more complex shapes than i can cut out with an xacto, but i have not decided for sure yet. I'm going to do some more research on them first. For now i go to the Stenciling supplies at walmart by the crafts section, there are blank pages with nothing cut out of them that are perfect, and one sheet will do a lot of different stencils.

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BassNator 1    0

Hoosier daddy, GREAT Tutorial!

Cullins 8, I want to say dont waste your time on a stencil burner. But mine has come in handy as well. I have had the opportunity to use it once or twice.... again the key words are once or twice. It really leaves the edges very JAGGED.. which at times can be ok, but you got to remember basicly its melting the plastic stencil away. With that being said you have to learn to try and control the stencil burning the plastic! It does take a little bit of practice, but it is Nothing compared to the learning of the airbrush! Its a whole new tool that you have to try and learn to use. I am not a huge fan of the burner, but I got mine free a whole bunch of years ago with a purchase from BearAir. So for free... I cant complain! Be careful with it and make sure the point doesnt rest down on your work table, or thats melting! Cody

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Lure--Prof    11

I just used a stencil burner for the first time, and for me it is the only way to fly. I really like that it goes where I want it to go. Yes it takes a little practice, but compared to cutting plastic with an exacto knife or a swivel knife...well for me, there is no comparison.

Dean

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Lure--Prof    11

Five,

I bought mine at the craft chain Michael's for around $15. It isn't very much different (maybe different tips?) from a wood-burner. So far I've only used mine on the blank plastic stencil sheets available at walmart and craft stores...don't know yet how milk jugs etc, will cut.

Dean

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jaime    0

kellure is right. you can use just about anything to make a stencil. On the foiled fire tiger (hardbait photo section). I used a posted note! I drew the pattern with a pencil and cut them out with an exacto knife and then sprayed some 3m adhesive (only to hold the pattern in place while airbrushing) on both sides and placed the post it right on the lure and sprayed away :D

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jaime    0

kellure is right. you can use just about anything to make a stencil. On the foiled fire tiger (hardbait photo section). I used a posted note! I drew the pattern with a pencil and cut them out with an exacto knife and then sprayed some 3m adhesive (only to hold the pattern in place while airbrushing) on both sides and placed the post it right on the lure and sprayed away :D

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Here's a couple ideas: Plastic-coated playing cards. The jumbo size works well for larger baits. They come with a free storage box, too. Cut two identical stencils then flip one over. This way, you have the same pattern on each side of the lure.

Visit the hair care dept. There's a wide variety of combs and clips that make very nice stripes. No stencil to cut, either.

You can get nice aluminum sheets at a building supply store, in th eroofing section. A pack of about a dozen 4 x 6 inch sheets is under $2.00. Of course you could use the sides from a beverage can, but it's easier to start out flat, cut it, then curve it than starting out curved.

The lure pictures was stenciled with a milk jug. Shift the stencil and shoot with different colors.

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