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Don'ts for Newbies

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We really need a sticky for Don'ts for newbies. Like don't put water based colors or scents in hot plastic, Don't put hot pyrex cup on cold metal plate. I think it would be helpful and maybe save an eye, or a finger, or even a life.

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Very good, I was just thinking of this same thing.

1. If your Pyrex cup has a chip or little crack in it, throw it out and buy a new one.

2. Don't set Pyrex dish on cold metal or concrete surfaces.

3. Don't use Pyrex on hot plate.

4. Don't mix water base scents with plastic.

5. Don't use floating bubbles without using a mask.

6. Use good ventilation when pouring in confined areas.

7. Be careful of plastic injectors or anything that puts 350 degree plastic under pressure.

8. Were safety glasses when pouring baits, it can save an eye.

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great idea. I would consider myself a "Newbie" still. Learning alot from you guys but it never hurts to reinterate these safety tips.

If it wouldnt have been for this forum when I microwaved plastics to try to make a tube I would have put that cup on cold wood and I'm sure it would have broke.

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Unless you are ready to spend almost all your free time and spend more money than you intended; don't do it. lol

Oh yeah; you have to be ready to take some heat from your significant other as well.

Other than that it's the best addiction you could have.:yay:

www.novalures.com

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Oh yes.....the significant other. I could go on FOREVER about that! :lol:

Here's a good "don't" that pretty much says it all for the newbies.......

Don't EVER invade her space or use ANY of her tools!

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i'm a newbie too compared to the people on this site but i have learn a lot in a few year don't spend a bunch of money on molds with small body parts till you get your pouring skills to a certian level

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DON'T - leave your powder paint exposed to the elements. When not in use ALWAYS keep it in a tightly sealed container. Any moisture/humidity will ruin the stuff.

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glue gun work good for small part and unform dots but don't tip it back at all i got good look at the bone in my finger from that gun just get good with the pans and pro pots

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Don't pour in the house:tipsy:! Pour in a well ventilated area and don't be afraid to post a question first:).....

Scott

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A whole lotta don'ts here, reminds me of growing up. Here are some do's:

Do-learn how to use the search function

Do-feel free to ask questions

Do-be honest when talking about certain products Good or Bad, as you could save the members here alot of money.

Do-have fun

Saint.

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hi everybody todays my first day on the site. my question is. how do i get started making soft baits,and jigs. where to buy product, molds, books? e-books or is there somewhere hereon the site just for beginners. thanks

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Dungeonhawk,

Did you pour that plastic on your leg with protective clothing such as a pair of overalls or similar on or not? I would have thought overalls or some sort of protective clothing was imperative and mandatory.

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Do not pour hot plastic on your leg.

Well, the burn looks sick. But what is more disturbing is the skin and hair around it. TMI........sorry for the pain.

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Alot of the links are not working.When starting out on first pour,the plastic needs to be shaken first?Is there a step by step page somewhere that will help this first timer?

Any advice will be much,much appreciated!

Thanks,

matt

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grimlin,

Last time I looked, Del had step by step directions posted in the forum on his website - del-mart.com . Depending on who's plastic you're using you may want to stir it rather than shake it. I used to use Calhaun plastic and had to use a paint stirrer on my drill to mix it. If you shake it you tend to get lots of bubbles in the plastic when you heat it. I shake the MF plastic that without any problems though. I guess it's just the nature of the beast.

Eric

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Don't heat lead outside if there is a chance that a drop of moisture could fall into the pot ....... it WILL cause an explosion of 600 degree lead that will cause a scar ........ and if that's all ........ thank your God profusely ....... saw it happen ......... luckily only a small scar on a friend ........ Thank you God ......

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Always pay close attention to what you are doing. DO NOT GET DISTRACTED. It could result in burnt plastic or worse, a fire with toxic fumes.

Zbass

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