Posted 30 July 2007 - 01:01 PM
These are a pretty good deal on bulk spoons
Posted 30 July 2007 - 01:24 PM
Posted 30 July 2007 - 06:46 PM
A lot safer fun is molding soft plastics like worms and jig bodies.
Buy bulk heads and spoons and get good at painting those. Then you will decide if you really want to learn how to do the whole deal.
Posted 30 July 2007 - 08:50 PM
Posted 31 July 2007 - 08:02 AM
Carve out the lure you want in wood. Give it a thorough coat of Car Wax. Let the wax dry to a haze and don't wipe it of. Then fill a small box with fast set two-part epoxy and push the template down in it. When it dries, if you've designed the shape right for molding you can pop out the wood template and start pouring soft plastics.
You will have a couple instances where the epoxy won't let go of the template. That's part of the learning fun. So don't get too creative at first when trying this until you get the hang of what you can and can't do.
The car wax I've found that works as the best "release" agent is Zymoil You might find something better. Let us know and have fun.
You can also put some additives in the soft plastics that fish like. Salt and Vanilla extract are the most popular. Anise oil is another good one. I've always wanted to try Thai Fish Sauce but I know those will be some SUPER STINKY worms.
Posted 31 July 2007 - 08:17 AM
It can be done rather safely but you have to know about molten lead. I liken molten lead to a chainsaw both are an accident just waiting to happen in just one lax moment.
Remember the Ark was built by amateurs, the titanic by professionals.
Posted 02 August 2007 - 10:42 AM
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