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  1. I have a used Basstackle 7.5 inch paddle tail worm mold for sale. It is $85 shipped to anyone in the U.S.
  2. I am thinking about getting back into making soft plastics. I did it and enjoyed making the baits but I was worried about the fumes. I have seen that an organic vapor mask works best when making soft plastics. If I am using that and working outside with a fan to blow away fumes would I have to be concerned about the fumes effecting me? Also would this be a good mask to use: https://www.thomassci.com/Laboratory-Supplies/Respirators/_/5000-Series-Organic-Vapor/Acid-Gas-Respirators?q=Organic Vapor Respirator Thanks for the help
  3. I use super thin super glue with all of my crankbaits. I use it for bills, line ties, and hook hangers and I have never had one pull out. You can also put baking soda on first and then add the super glue and it will make it even stronger.
  4. I am thinking about making a top water hard bodied frog out of balsa wood. My plan is to cut a rough profile on the band saw, shape and sand, and then cut a slot and add a 3/0 or 4/0 worm hook on the back. I am trying to get a walking action out of this bait. Should I add more weight to the back of the frog or a small amount to the front to balance it out a little bit?
  5. Thanks for the advice. What silicone and casting resin would you recommend?
  6. I have made a crank bait out of Balsa that I like the action of. I have a template that I made of the side profile, but I can't make the crank bait body exactly the same from wood. Can you make molds of a crank bait body out of silicone and then make them out of resin. If so, how would I get the lip and weight into the crankbait? What silicone and resin would be best for it?
  7. I actually ended up just getting a cheap bandsaw off Amazon and use it to cut the shape and lip slot out. It's worked good so far. If I ever try to start producing a lot of lures at a time I'll probably just make a mold of the bait and cast it in resin.
  8. Does KBS Diomond Clear need to be stored in a mason jar to keep it from going bad or am I fine just putting the lid back on it?
  9. What is the best way to put weight in a crankbait without a lead pot?
  10. I am new to making wooden lures. I have gotten decent at shaping the baits. But every time I try to cut a lip slot I end up ruining the bait. I know a band saw is usually used to cut lip slots. But I was trying to find something that works but is cheaper, while I am still figuring out how to make baits.
  11. I have been struggling to find a place where I can purchase balsa wood? My local hobby stores never have it in stock. Is there anywhere online where I could purchase balsa?
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