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#1 charkins

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 11:59 AM

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.

#2 nova

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 12:03 PM

Good idea Cal.

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#3 jmik26

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 02:16 PM

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.

#4 Gloomisman

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 03:13 PM

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.

#5 alsworms

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 10:03 PM

Great idea charkins. It is now officially a sticky. :wink:

#6 nova

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 11:04 PM

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:

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#7 alsworms

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 11:30 PM

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!

#8 printertom

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 12:15 AM

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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Posted 30 January 2007 - 12:21 AM

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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Posted 30 January 2007 - 12:22 AM

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

#11 BassnG3

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 08:13 AM

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

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#12 Dungeonhawk

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 11:07 AM

Do not pour hot plastic on your leg.

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#13 saint308

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 01:49 PM

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

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#14 jpc2764

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 08:17 PM

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

#15 Dungeonhawk

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 09:35 AM

Most of the people we buy from are.

http://www.lurecraft.com
http://www.del-mart.com
http://www.fishingwo...981857548159863
http://www.bobstackleshack.com

There are some others, but that will get you started.

#16 jpc2764

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 09:40 AM

thanks for the info

#17 David Reid

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 07:30 PM

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.

#18 Delw

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 07:35 PM

rumor has it dugeonhawk pours in the nude

#19 David Reid

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 08:20 PM

Well if its only his leg he poured it on I would say he was lucky.

#20 charkins

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 10:01 PM

You sure you're not leaving part of the story out Dungeonhawk??