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mark poulson

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  1. Glad i could help. Good luck.
  2. Sounds really interesting. Good luck and report back when you've finished.
  3. My rule of thumb is wider lip, wider wiggle. I think it's a water-resistance thing.
  4. Damn spam!
  5. When I do that, I start with clean file, count the strokes until I get the weight I want, and the file the rest with the same number of strokes, starting each one with a clean file. The first one will take you a couple of minutes because you need to stop and weigh until you get it right. Once you have it down to the right weight, it shouldn't take you more that a minute each for the rest, including cleaning the file. No matter the condition of the file when you start, lead is soft enough to do the job quickly and easily. I would surely rather invest 30 minutes to get 24 jigs the right weight than invest the cost of getting a modified mold.
  6. If I were only doing a couple of dozen for myself, I'd take a 1/2oz jig and, using a vise to hold it, file the bottom flat until it weighed 7/16. Then I'd just do all the rest the same. If I got them close, I'd be happy. A sharp file and a file card or brass wire brush, to keep the file teeth clear, and I'd be set.
  7. Nice bait! Why do you like the spring spacer?
  8. This is so true! Hot plastisol can make burns that last forever.
  9. I would suggest you play around with what's out there now until you find something that works for you, and then try to find a similar mold.
  10. I use thread to build up layers, and then wire tie with .026 floral wire. I've never had a jig/spinner bait/chatterbait come unwrapped.
  11. I got my .062 sst wire from LurePartsOnline: https://www.lurepartsonline.com/Lure-Making/Shop-By-Product-Category/Wire-Wire-Forms-Tools/Wire/Wire-Forms?page=1
  12. I appreciate anyone who will take the time and effort to make a detailed reply, even if they misread the topic. It's far easier to criticize than to actually contribute.
  13. Are you talking about chatterbait blades or spinnerbait blades?
  14. Wow Smalljaw! That's a sh-load of bad stuff to have to handle all at once. I hope you get it turned around soon
  15. My computer is fast. It's me that's slow! Hahaha
  16. Let's hope people vote with their pocketbooks, like you did. We all know it costs to run a business. Be upfront about it, and give us the chance to decide if we're okay with what you charge.
  17. Is it just me, or is the new Tacklewarehouse site almost impossible to navigate? Whatever happened to, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"?
  18. Small channel lock pliers.
  19. I've never seen a mold with a lamination plate. Do you remove the plate while the plastic is still hot, or do you pour each half separately, and rely on the second half's heat to bond it to the first half?
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