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First attempt at making lures.
« on: June 16, 2014, 11:10:07 AM »
Gidday all.
                  Here's a couple of pics of my first attempt at making lures.
I used light meranti,hand carved and sanded ,then 5 coats of undercoat, then wet and dried with 600 to a smooth finish.
.9 mm galv wire twisted with pliers on a nail for hook hangers & tow point
1.5 mm plastic bib cut with metal jigsaw blade.
Size 6 chemically sharpened treble hooks hung from 5 mm split rings.
I used spray can paint,but have just bought a airbrush kit.The paints are hard to come by.
I can't wait for the expo for bibs and paint.
Its cheaper to buy 6 x 60 ml createx from U.S than it is to buy from the Aussie airbrush sites.Bit sad.
Anyone know where I can buy paint from excluding online?Cheapest for 6 I have found is $38



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Re: First attempt at making lures.
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 04:19:31 PM »
Well done, and hope they say c'mon to the fish mate.

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Re: First attempt at making lures.
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2014, 05:39:34 PM »
Thanks mate,me too!

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Re: First attempt at making lures.
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2014, 10:55:35 PM »
Nice looker that lure FN...
I don't know of anyone selling paint at the Expo, but certainly Dave Hinton will be there with hooks, rings, eyes and all sorts of goodies, and I think Laserworx are coming again with their bibs.

Have you considered decanting the pressure packs either into the airbrush cup/bottle ?? That what a lot of us are doing with 1pk auto acrylics.

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Re: First attempt at making lures.
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2014, 01:36:10 AM »
Wow,thanks Brad.It means a lot coming from a real lure maker! I don't mind if the paints arent there.I'm looking forward to the whole show especially watching and learning.
I got the plans for these minnows off here.
How deep are they supposed to dive usually and is casting into a pool the way to test.
How do i decant spraypaks safely,as iI'm keen to try that.
Thanks for the tips.

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Re: First attempt at making lures.
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2014, 07:02:53 AM »
 :-[ I am not sure if I classify as a 'real lure maker' but I am willing to lend advice where I can.

2 ways to decant paint,
1 simple way is to just spray the paint (carefully) into the airbrush cup, add a drip of thinner and spray away. this is good for doing details like fins, gills, stripes etc where you aren't using a lot of paint.

2 harder way. this requires you have a selection of airtight bottle that are also solvent proof.
Invert the can as if you were clearing paint from nozzle after use, discharge ALL the propellant gas, could take a while, maybe make up a holder of some sort. Wait overnight, Shake the can again and invert to release last of gas, shake again and repeat a couple of times. Here's where it gets tricky and possibly dangerous if previous steps haven't been done. Cover the can with a large rag, Use a small (3mm) nail and puncture the can near the outlet, using a slightly larger nail do the same on the bottom of the can and drain paint into suitable bottle.
You will find that over time you will have to add more thinners to decanted paint as it evaporates and the paint thickens up.

Now the really easy way, start haunting you local panel and paint shops, and bargain for left over cans of paint, a six pack or 4 should load you with some good paint choices. :thumbsup

 

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