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  1. I have the one linked below and it does everything that I need. I also have the wire forming conversion kit. Can't say it's the best because everyone has their own personal opinion. But I really like mine. https://www.lurepartsonline.com/Wire-Forming-Tool https://www.lurepartsonline.com/Wire-Forming-Tool-Conversion-Kit
  2. Good thought, but who would pay the exorbitant price. Can't make it cheap enough in the states with cost of labor rates. Also with 300 color selections, I don't know why you would we need more. Some colors would sell and others won't leaving manufacturers to throw them away. I personally am happy with the current available colors. Also every year there is a new hot color until it fades away. Just can't keep up with everyone's demand and for the few that would order not worth making. JMO.
  3. Smalljaw hit the nail on the head, I have about 250 ball bearings left that I bought 12 years ago and since then the price has gone up tremendously. I have been using roller swivels as well on my personal spinnerbaits and underspins. Never had an issue with them. They aren't ball bearing swivels, however they do work well and don't break the bank. If you 're going to buy bulk, I would go with Worth. Good Luck and welcome to TU.
  4. Welcome to TU. That is a first for me as well. You will heve to have them plated. With that said, it is going to be very expensive and probably cost prohibitive in small quantities, unless you buy 10K. Also remember that the gold plating will wear off from the blades hitting it along with the clevis and the beads spinning around on the shaft.
  5. Welcome to TU. If you are going to paint them, I would very lightly scuff them up and then wipe the blades off with alcohol. Depends on what color you are painting, If you are using an opaque, then you probably don't need a primer. But on light colors I would use a white base. I would also use lacquer paints if it were me. Then you don't have to use epoxy unless you want a more durable finish. JMO
  6. cadman

    Blade Type

    There are also stainless steel blades, which I have seen, however they are not that common. These will not rust as well.
  7. I have lived in then Chicago land area all my life. It is is cold here today with -1 Fahrenheit with a wind chill of -27. Like mentioned above you get used to it. When this cold spell breaks, and it reaches 32 degrees above zero, you will see people barbecuing and walking around in shorts. When it is so cold after a week or two , a warming trend makes everyone want to open the windows like it was Spring. But not today, today I stayed home cleaned reels and poured jigs. I used to ice fish, but haven't done that in about 15 years. I too am tored of the cold weather. I want to move to Tennessee,
  8. He didn't mention it so I have no idea he knew about O'hare. Maybe he forgot.
  9. You can have it custom made from Mustang Wire or give O'Hare Spring a call. I've never seen that double wire form sold anywhere . Here is the link https://www.oharespring.com/wire-forms
  10. Travis, I am looking for a second 3d printer. The only downfall of these is that they are very slow. But you can't beat the cost per part (minus engineering time and run time) when you can get a part sometimes made in 15 minutes to maybe a couple of hours. If I had to send this to a machinist or a fab shop for a prototype, there would definitely be a surcharge for a one of part plus mat'l cost and hourly rate. My Ender a couple of years ago was $180.00. I personally didn't think it was that expensive considering the things I could do with it. They have a new Ender that has a glass bed an
  11. Yes McMaster Carr is in my backyard, and yes it is nice to download (in my case Solidworks) files for almost everything they sell. I 3d print a lot and I am very happy with all of my finished parts. My printer is an Ender 3 Pro.
  12. I only have a couple of hooks in 3d model. I use Solidworks and I also have a 3d printer. I do have a copy of a blank Do-It mold in 3d, that I use to carve out mold designs. It is my master. I have also made some jigs out of PLA plastic 3d printed with a steel hook. I'll see how well it catches fish. Then I'll post some pics. I just love designing parts and then 3d printing them. It is so cool to have a finished part in your hands an hour after you design it.
  13. I've never been there, but I've heard that they have a lot of molds in the store(prior Covid 19). Let us know your thoughts if you go there. Jim Zeiner has always been very fair with me every time I order molds from him. Best prices on the net and shipping is always the next day if you order before 12:00 pm.
  14. They both should pour fine. Make sure you use Drop-Out. It will make things go easier. Depends on The Ultra-Minnow mold, but some have more definition in the features than others. Two identical molds might and probably will be different.
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