Codgeman13

Lip slot

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This may be a dumb rookie question, but do most of you cut ur lip slots in wooden baits before you shape them? On my first one I cut it after I had carved it (the last step) and I am not sure it turned out so well. I saw in Fatfingers paint booth pics it looked like he had the slot cut in the wooden cut out in his booth pic.

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cut the slot when the wood is square for best results.

I do the same thing and I think most of the others also do this.

Unless you are makeing large numbers of baits this is the way to go.

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I cut the slot after I do the side profile but the sides are still square. Then I shape the blank and complete the slot for the lip. I also glue in the bill before the lure is painted, but i seal the lure before i glue the lip in so that is is easier to sand the sealer(devcon) to get smooth. Then i glue the lip and eyescrews in. Then i fill any gaps with wood filler and get as smooth as i can before i prime.

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