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Painting and Crankbait Lip Question

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Hello,

I have finally got my first crankbait almost done. I am using a fly tying vise to hold the bait while I paint it and it works fairly well. I want to try and paint a few at a time and I do not have the funds to buy 5 or 6 vises. Does anyone have any setups that work well or maybe some ideas on what I could build to make it easy to paint multiple baits? Also, I want to try and make some lips with the circuit board material and could find no data regarding what type and where to buy it. I bought some Lexan and it works well, but I want to try a few with the circuit board. I searched the forums and got a pile of hits but nothing I read stated what type or where to get it. Is it a secret or something or am I just not looking hard enough? You can reply here or to my email at squig9@adelphia.net Any help would be appreciated. Thank You In Advance.

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Most of the guys are using x-acto knife handles to hold the lures while painting. I use needle nose pliers with a rubber band around the nose, but I paint my baits one at a time.

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Thanks Benton,

I might try the exacto knives. I have a few of them laying around. Thanks for the info earlier I found exactly what I needed. Jim

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I use locking forceps and it works very well. You can buy them for 2-3 bucks ea. When I'm spraying a scale pattern and need to use both hands, I clamp the forceps in an articulating vise.

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