husky you seem to target the new guys who need advise on making baits.I been making baits for 17 years or so and I still have questions from time to time.The last forum that i used to talk at slowly became a bragging board and everyone started think as the new guy as a bother to them for asking questions on building. And that was the reason that I came here. Tu is a placewhere everyone helps everyome and thats what I love about it. Yes there are builders here whos work I think is outstanding and watch their work as they post. Not to put people on a pedestal but just enjoy their work people like rowhunter, snax, fatfingers, and jr hopkins just off the top of my head. The list is to long for me to type out everyones name whos work I watch closely. So lets not not point fingers at who should help the new guys and who shouldnt. Lets let TU do what it does best and lets everyone have some input because nobody knows everything there is to know about building.
I was going to let this all pass, but for clarification purposes, here goes; The only reason
I posted this initially was to point guys in the right direction, not to Diefy anyone. i.e. Guys like Riverman who specializes in Gliders can save many a future Glider builder from stumbling through a costly and fruitless trial and error period. Tigger, Rowman and Vince have taken Finishing to new high levels, so folks who want to know "Which Top Coat is Best" could ask them what they use or search their posts for advice. They've all, to a one, have given freely so I ASSUMED they would be willing to share in the future. La Pala carves like very few can and could give some very helpful pointers for those who like to whittle.
Also, I thought anyone who had a special field of expertise, like ETCH, our resident Frog Man
, could be tapped for some helpful hints in spawning new frog men.
IOW's it wasn't to raise those mentioned to a "Higher" level, board wise, but to give folks not familiar with them, a place to begin research a source of Counsel
If I stepped on anyones toes, be assured it wasn't the intention I had when I had the thought.
Again, apologies if I misstated my intentions. I've correctly retitled the thread to clarify it's intentions.
Edited by Husky, 17 September 2008 - 07:02 PM.