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carving tools?

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now that i can make a few basic lures that work.i want to get more detail into my lures.i was wondering if you can show me a few pic's of the carving tools you use.so far for me its been a utility knife dremal tool and believe it or not a Milwaukee super sawsall :cry: for cutting out the shape or extra wood.with a very fine hacksaw blade.i have been working for a plumber to long.thats were the Milwaukee comes in 8O i dont have a scroll saw.

anyway I'm interested in carving tools to get some detail into my lures.what do you use? thank all.

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This is what i use for most of my carving/detailing (made from a jigsawblade):

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As long as ur knife is razor sharp, any knife is good enough, exacto, snap blades etc. Special micro carving knife set are nice to have to make easy work of doing v grooves, gouging etc but not necessary. My advice is stick to normal type lures first until u've mastered the intricacies of making a well made functional lure. Details have their place in altering a lure's behaviour but until u've mastered the basic type, it's not an area where u can just jump in & expect good results. When the details are not functional, it's just an embellishment which can be achieved with photo-finish & other painting tecniques or simple detailing which can be done with a just a file (example: the gill contour of a Rapala ShadRap). Just my 2 cents.

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mr. lapala. with the tools you are using creating your work. man that shows true dedication. good stuff you create for sure

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