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tschneid83

poppers

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ok i have a few questions for you lure making veterans. I am trying to make a popper but i always run into the problem of how to create the cut out. I have tried using spade and regular drill bits. I have tired cutting the bait in half and carving it out by hand but everything looks like an infant made the lure. I just started making lures about a month ago and i am clueless. I just bought a scroll saw to increase production i was just carving them by hand. If a forsner bit or if there is something else i could buy to help with the cut out then please let me know. oh i am using balsa wood. just so you know. Thanks to anyone that helps me out.

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:D Hi there, I use Forstner bits for making my slope faced and halfmoon poppers. I use hardwood because they drill much smoother and require little or no sanding at all. I never tried drilling balsa but it would be worth a try. I think you may have to speed up the drill press much faster to get good smooth results. I will have to try it once and see how it goes. As far as poppers go. check out my tutorial on how to make poppers and if you have any questions email me. I will help you out in any way I can. I make all my poppers from dowel stock,use a wood lathe and a drill press. If you want send me your address and I will send you a sample of one of the poppers I make. If you need to sand the faces, I'm sure it can be done on a drum sander or spindle sander. Hope this is of some help to you. Thanks Ken Schmitz Mylures

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Check out the tutorials in this forum,

There is one on half-moon poppers.

I used it myself when I started and still do.

Coley

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