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Coley,

It's about time that I came down there and checked those baits out personally and see if they look as good in my hand as they do in the pictures. Plus, I need some personalized instruction on how to do it.

Gene

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For some models, I use a material called, rigid PVC foam board.

Resin will not hardly stick to it and it can be cut, drilled, sanded

and painted. I have made a couple of baits from the stuff.

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When you do these foam lures do you always use wood for the original or have you tried different materials?

Robert

I use some kind of white polyethylene plastic. Epoxy' date=' or any other kind of adhesives do not stick to it

here is the link to my tutorial:

[url']http://www.tackleunderground.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=3200&highlight=[/url]

vytautas

Great tutorial Vytautas! The material you are using looks like the same stuff they make 1 gallon milk cartons out of here. I have seen it in 1-2 inch thick sheets here in TX but now I cant remember where.

Coley can you tell me where you are getting this PVC Foam Board your using?

TIA

Robert

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Robert,

Go to www.azek.com

You can find a local source from the website.

Coley's right. It works great. However, it is a little slow to sand and when you carve it, the chips tend to want to stick to you.

Gene

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Great work Coley. Now paint those suckers up and post them again. You are really getting into this foam thing aren't you?

Skeeter

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Right now I use wood for my model on all round baits.

I do my mold making by using 2 halves to my model,

rather than trying to find a center on a one piece model.

It's really very simple. I have learned how to attach

2 pieces of wood together on the ends, and turn them,

when separated, I have 2 halves for a model exactly

the same.

As far as using rigid PVC foam boad for a model, I use

2 pieces of equal thickness and spot glue them together.

I then cut out my model, sand and shape it the way

I want it, separate it and I have an exact center for

making my mold. In both cases I take a piece of aluminum

tape and put it on a piece of very smooth hardwood, that is about

1/4" thick. I put one half of my model on the tape using

screws from the bottom side. I then build a box around the model.

When this half of the mold is made, I glue the model back together,

clean up the seam, and pour the second half of the mold against the first.

Lincoya, gave me one piece of the foam board and I made

a couple of baits out of it. The local sign company here gave me

a few scrap pieces, I use for models for molding.

The sign company uses it because they can drill and tap it.

And comes in many differen't colors.

It will hold a eyescrew without any pull out. Lincoya and

I tested it.

They also use Lexan and have some scrap pieces of that. :D

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Right now I use wood for my model on all round baits.

I do my mold making by using 2 halves to my model' date='

rather than trying to find a center on a one piece model.

It's really very simple. I have learned how to attach

2 pieces of wood together on the ends, and turn them,

when separated, I have 2 halves for a model exactly

the same.

As far as using rigid PVC foam boad for a model, I use

2 pieces of equal thickness and spot glue them together.

I then cut out my model, sand and shape it the way

I want it, separate it and I have an exact center for

making my mold. In both cases I take a piece of aluminum

tape and put it on a piece of very smooth hardwood, that is about

1/4" thick. I put one half of my model on the tape using

screws from the bottom side. I then build a box around the model.

When this half of the mold is made, I glue the model back together,

clean up the seam, and pour the second half of the mold against the first.

Lincoya, gave me one piece of the foam board and I made

a couple of baits out of it. The local sign company here gave me

a few scrap pieces, I use for models for molding.

The sign company uses it because they can drill and tap it.

And comes in many differen't colors.

It will hold a eyescrew without any pull out. Lincoya and

I tested it.

They also use Lexan and have some scrap pieces of that. :D[/quote']

I think a tutorial with pics is in order. B)

BTW that PVC sands quite easily, although messy, with a Dremel.

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