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  1. check with a local hardwood lumber supplier.
  2. You are experiencing a paint combatability issue, The solvents in your topcoat are dissolving one or more of your other layers of paint. also you need to ind a much stronger topcoat than automotive clear. there are many choices some of wich are 2 part epoxies and moisture cure urethanes.
  3. I just get the wierd looks at the local golf course pond. Even had a guy think I caught a fish when it really was just a big muskie lure.
  4. There are many on this site who've experimented and had successes and failures with a multitude of different items. most or all of these people will gladly assist any or all to not repeat the same mistakes and also to not re-invent the wheel. Thus I feel compelled to state "wood hardner is not wood sealer". While multiple coats may provide you with a good base to begin with it's my opinion that you are better served using another sealant. My preference is 20+ dips in proprianate.
  5. have you tried lubing the threads? a litle paste wax will help alot.
  6. You're better off to avoid touching your baits between paint and clear coating. whiping them with a solvent may cause paint issues such as dulling, smearing, or even whiping it off.
  7. To prevent cracking you should use polypropalene glycol. this is a waxy plastic that is disolved and soaks into the wood preventing shrinkage and thus cracking. Anti-freeze is ethylene glycol and will do little to nothing to aid in stabilizing you wood.
  8. all you need is a forstner bit and some scrap 2x4 clamp 2 short pieces of 2x4 together and drill a hole the diameter of your plug centered on the two halves stick your plug into this hole and clamp it tight take a forstner bit the diameter of your desired dish and drill down through the top of the blocks at the desired angle (in your case 45 deg) so you just catch the end of the plug.
  9. Start with two pieces of wood half the thickness before you carve. Stick them together with small pieces of double face tape carve then separate the halves with a putty knife. if you used too much or have a stubborn piece of tape apply some mineral spirits to the joint to soften the adhesive.
  10. it's 2 part softer and you have to turn it longer
  11. I've used glass rattles I make from christmas lights grind the end off, insert a few pieces of steel shot, hold the open end in the flame of a torch until it just begins to melt. it will seal itself shut and you have a nice rattle
  12. Sinyo, As you can see there are many differences of opinion:argue:. Some of which are so stubborn they cannot see things in a different light even when shown examples:flame:. That stubbornness is one reason I do not frequent this site nearly as often. Now to offer assistance for you question; there are many means to obtaining a sinking lure that you will need to experiment with. The most obvious is add weight. You already found out this kills the action:pissed:. Another option is to reduce buoyancy without adding weight this can be accomplished in many ways, redesigning your lure profile, using denser materials, using plastics instead of wood, creating a hybrid lure by combining different materials, or whatever else you may think of. Remember it was once said that man cannot fly nor will we ever walk on the moon and we do both quite regularly. So don't let ones negative comments:boo: disguised as good intentions get you down. All I really can say is keep trying and you will succeed:yay:.
  13. I use flux or gluebrushes for applying my top coats. they can be found for about $.20 each and wash easily in some acetone. I usually can get 4-6 uses from each brush. to help apply your top coat hit it for a few seconds with a hair dryer or hot air gun. this will allow the epoxy to thin out enough to be brushed over the entire lure. just be carefull as too much heat could blister your paint and it willalso cause the epoxies to kick-off faster
  14. follow manufacturers reccomendations. if your owners manual doesn't specify give thier customer service dept a call.
  15. There is no 1 best, each has thier own preference. your question is like asking who makes the best steak. or what brand of car is best.
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