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Leo's Lures

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  1. The thing is, I'm obsessed with details. When carving my lures, I am meticulous about all the details I add. Unfortunately that makes sanding a pain. The main reason that I am interested in getting a 3d printer is so I can make molds of very detailed lures to cast them, so I can try and sell them. It will make my life much easier instead of only trying to sell my detailed wooden lures. At the moment I'm trying to recreate a popper lure. Making the main body shape is going fine, hopefully that continues as I work on it. If anyone knows of any specific tutorials or tips for making a lure in
  2. You're right, that could be an issue. If you wanted, I could print your designs and test them w/ video. I might build a special testing tank if I get the supplies. I also have a hot tub that I use currently to test my lures in. We would have to consider the temperature of the water may cause interference. Currently I am trying to learn how to 3d model my own lures. My biggest issue is with the aesthetic details (gills, scales, fins) It can be quite frustrating to try and get the results you want as a beginner.
  3. this is quite interesting. If anyone can figure out the holy grail of fishing lures, im sure it's vodkaman. vodkaman, you mentioned you don't have a 3d printer. recently, I've been thinking about purchasing one. If in fact I do purchase one, id be happy to print any of your designs if you'd like.
  4. Thank you for responding to my numerous questions haha. Hope it wasn't too annoying. After thinking about it, I kind of like the idea of it being a desk weight or decoration for my room. I take back saying I felt like I wasted my time, as I've really learned how I can improve when I make a new one. I've tweaked the design for the swimbait, making a joint around where the center of gravity is. I enjoy the learning process and now I know how to improve. Again, thank you very much, I really appreciate it
  5. I see what you mean by cutting the joint out before carving/shaping. I have no clue how im going to cut this bait... Not really sure what to do now, because I don't want to have wasted all my time carving and shaping. Also, where I was going to put a joint (directly in front of the dorsal fin), isn't in the center of the bait. It's too far forward. Im not sure how to save this bait now. any tips would help
  6. Thanks for the great tips! I think I will try to make it a two piece glide bait, and make the joint just in front of the top dorsal fin. The bait is still relatively flat on both sides, so hopefully I won't have a problem with cutting the v-joint. I also agree that testing in a fish tank would be helpful for weighting, but unfortunately my fish tank "broke" according to my mom. I'll have to go out and get a new one soon. When you test wood lures in the water while weighting, will it soak up water and will it be an issue? Also, what kind of weights do you use? I ordered some of the cylind
  7. Hello everyone, this is my first post on here, so I hope it goes well. I've started getting more into carving baits, and I have a few questions for those of you with experience. First off, I'd like to say that I truly admire some of the great talent that I've seen on this website! I hope to get better and improve my baits, and hopefully you guys can help me out. I've designed two lures in CAD already, and they have gone well so far. The first bait is a small ~5-6" swimbait. The second is a huge trout swimbait. As a newbie, I don't know how to weight the lures properly (where to place the weigh
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