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    Really nice , always like your clean work sir Tommy
  2. I don't think paint would adhere to it but staining is an interesting idea , I have lots of in different colors so I will experiment and let you know Tommy
  3. A piece of balsa from a hobby store can have multiple densities in a short section , one part of the same " board " may be soft enough to crush and some parts having and end grain that is hard to cut or sand smooth , basswood is much more consistent with the grain to give the bait a better consistency
  4. Try to use one method , witch ever method seems to have best control when cutting , then slowly sand with sanding blocks or power tools . You are still learning , Practice will improve your skills even if you are getting different results you are still learning the in's and out's . Templates like Hillbilly Voodoo says , if you cut and sand to those lines you will have consistency
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    Thank you , next gills will be way easier to make and install now that I know what to do and what not to do
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    Gill Detail

    Awesome , thanks guys . Putting it and all the other lures made during the winter to use all next week .
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    Gill Detail

    Here is my first attempt , not the most symmetrical . Next time I will glue the two ends of gills before putting in place . Turned out pretty cool , Thanks guys More pics in galley
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    Gill Detail

    Thank you guys , I will finish a top water with paint and gills to show a better perspective and post pictures soon . Tommy
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    Gill Detail

    Here is a gill detail I came up with ( at least have not seen before ) , I am making a top water and flat sided crankbait and will be layering a light color next to collar and darker on top for contrast . Think this will be cool detail
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    They also don't helicopter or spin in the air like a ball head marabou jig , so nice not to have that happen
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    Your right ,That's exactly what this box of baits are for . Thanks Hillbilly Voodoo .
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    Yes thank you Big Epp , It turned out just like I thought of in my head . Keep up the good work !
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