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How about Cedar?
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Posted 09 January 2006 - 12:05 AM
Does anyone still use Cedar for their custom jobbies? I know Balsa is good, but you never see anyone making them with Cedar anymore......
Posted 09 January 2006 - 02:09 AM
I still use it for topwater lures....western red cedar. Basswood is good too. Eastern red like the stuff they make hope chests from is good wood for sinking lures.
Posted 09 January 2006 - 07:43 AM
we at woodie baits use cedar wood for cranks for musky. its dusty use a dust collecter. its affordable and has a better density for larger baits then many soft woods.
Posted 09 January 2006 - 11:42 AM
I use eastern red cedar for my bass lures all the time. Sands easily, glues well, and paints well. I had problems with my poplar lures finish cracking, but since I have switched to cedar I don't have near the problem.
Posted 09 January 2006 - 12:06 PM
I've been using eastern cedar, along with basswood, and got no complaints. With its density and weight, it will throw a mile.
But as noted, it is a highly toxic wood and you should wear a mask with a filter system when working with it.
Posted 09 January 2006 - 04:15 PM
I use North Atlantic White Cedar almost exclusively, with the exception of a few balsa lures. Love the way it works, cuts, sands and finishes. The original Poes lures were made from white cedar.
Ahhh grasshopper, you must become as one with your wood. Then you will be the master carver.
Posted 09 January 2006 - 05:16 PM
yes Jed i use red cedar. after its sealed its a little tuffer. i love honduras mahogany but cant afford at the amount we cut. its a very good wood to work. its denser but still buoyant enuff for what we do.. i try to buy my cedar by looking at end grain of boards. the growth rings closer together give me a little better wood tuffness again. heartwood