foiling on detailed wooden lures
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Posted 21 June 2005 - 09:42 AM
hi guys, this will be my 1st time posting a question. i just wanna know how to go around aluminium foiling a detailed wooden lure. is it possible? i mean over the gills, grooves, eye sockets etc etc. do i need to use multiple pieces of cut alum foil, eg. for the head, the gills, the body? can i use the same piece of foil for the entire length of the lure? any help would gladly be appreciated n thannx in advance. cheers!
Posted 21 June 2005 - 09:48 AM
Just partial help here; Use the cheapest Foil you can find as that is usually the flimsiest, hence the thinnest. The stuff that almost tears just by touching it lends itself best to foiling small baits and ones with detail. JMHO
Posted 21 June 2005 - 12:19 PM
When I foil over a detailed bait I use a small plastic "spatula" to work in and around the detail. I get the one I use from a box of men's mustache and beard hair color.
I used to try and beat the white hairs but have since admitted defeat!
Posted 21 June 2005 - 03:26 PM
Like SpoRoller says.
But I use the "kitchen sink" foil (the thick stuff) cause then there's more material to rub & work it into the recess without breaking. Push slowly into the recess with a burnishing tool so u "stretch" the foil into the details & not tear it. (plastic spatula work well or u can buy these Micro-Mark Burnishing set )
Posted 22 June 2005 - 04:26 AM
husky, sporoller, lapala,
thanx for the advice. just encountered this 'road block' in my progress. will work on the lure sometime later. when it's done i'll post the pics in the near future...i wonder when will i have the time to sit down n work on it....sigh....just the thought of an unfinished lure is just unacceptable! ahaha... so much for luremaking 'poison'...thanx for enlightening me guys
why not dye all of em them white? i think uniform white is pretty cool...
Posted 22 June 2005 - 05:14 PM
The rate I am going I won't have to dye them all white! Momma Nature is taking care of that process for me!
Posted 24 June 2005 - 11:28 AM
i failed sooooo miserably as i had been rushing to get it done today....back to square one again!
Posted 29 June 2005 - 11:26 AM
As you found out, you can't rush the process. Once you have done a few of them it gets easier and a little faster but you still have to take your time. Keep at it and you will figure it out.
My first few attempts at foiling were atrocities but now I feel I am pretty decent at it.
Posted 29 June 2005 - 06:43 PM
Welcome to Crankbait Making 101. I wish I had a dollar for everytime I had to start something over. I'd be rich!