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#1 TackleTester



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Posted 18 December 2004 - 09:36 PM

How do you carv balsa wood into a crankbait shape? Do you use a lathe? a scroll saw? Thanks in advance.

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 09:40 PM

Cut your bait out on a saw. Take a carving knife and knock of the sharp edges. The rest is 150 grit sandpaper.

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 01:00 AM

Skeeter is right. Now you can use a lathe to make a long skinny minnow bait. I personaly dont do that, so I cant give you any answers to that.
I cut my lure out of balsa 3/4 inches thick with a scroll saw. I also cut the lip slot for the lure as well. I then take a wood file and file down the corners on a 45 degree angle all the way around. Then sand it down starting from a gritty paper to a finer paper. You can also use the wood file to shape the lure more as well if you choose, But I leave my lures flat sided. Cody

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 08:33 AM

Here are 2 great places to learn how.