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Posted 17 September 2003 - 03:52 PM
Hi Guy's , I have still not had any luck finding a copy of the Blake Gills Video, as well as no responce to my e mail. Anyway, I have heard that a key machine can be converted to use in carving lures. Does anyone have info on how this is done, as I was given an old machine to tinker with? Thanks, Joe
Posted 17 September 2003 - 04:24 PM
Sorry bout your luck with the video,
Ive heard similar things about a key cutter, but in my mind, I'm thinkin it would only do flat-sided baits/cranks. If thats what your needing then great, but if you want a fully carved lure, your gonna need to modify the machine to turn the bait & blank in tandem.
It "could" be done (hypothetically) either manually by hand, or maybe a stepper motor.
I wish I knew someone that had access to one, Id look into it. but I'd probably get run out of the local hardware store If I opened thier key-cutter & started tinkering
I'm moving this post to the "custom tools" forum. it deserves more input for sure.
Posted 17 September 2003 - 05:19 PM
When I was looking into an automated process I found something about it . From what I remember they added a bearing type assembly to the arm that would hold the keys as it could be rotated .
As for the blade it could be converted to a small blade as for a versa pack saw , I do know they said with any blade it could only take small amounts of wood off on each pass .
Cant remember what site I saw it on . It was neat but coulnt do very big lures .
Posted 17 September 2003 - 05:44 PM
Hey, what is the standard blade on the cutter? likely an abrasive grinder, huh?
yeah if you could get a small trim balde on it, or maybe even a biscuit cutter blade.......that'd make quick work of some softwood
Toby you gotta find that link.......
Posted 17 September 2003 - 06:37 PM
The blades have groves on them like a ummm a key cutter blade .