second batch of lures

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Project by teenagewoodworker posted 12-25-2008 10:45 PM 1487 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well here is the second batch of lures. one out of yellowheart, one out of paduak, and one out of lacewood. they are all finished with about 4 coats of shellac except for the lacewood one which was dyed with a general finished medium brown die to pop it and give it the appearance of scales and then shellacked. hope everyone likes them

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#1 posted 12-25-2008 11:04 PM

Post some pics of the fish you catch with these bad boys! Thanks for sharing

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#2 posted 12-25-2008 11:10 PM

Great job to cold to go fishing today at Ky Lake

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 12-25-2008 11:13 PM

I’m gonna have too! next time i go fishing anywhere where you can catch a fish that is big enough to swallow one of these little guys I’m gonna do it. should catch something big. if i was a fish and i was the shimmering and the holographic effect of the tiger maple I’d bite into it. they won’t know what hit ‘em :)

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#4 posted 12-26-2008 12:24 AM

Beautiful Job, Denis!!

I vaguely remember reading someplace that water will cause shellac to turn white- like if you set a wet glass on a shellacked table top. Do you think this will be a problem with lures?


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#5 posted 12-26-2008 01:02 AM

i doubt it. i have heard that too and the only reason i used shellac over poly is because it doesn’t have the smell of poly which might alert the fishes too it and because of the fast dry time. i will have to test it out though. but i have used water on shellac before and haven’t got much problems.

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#6 posted 12-26-2008 02:05 PM

Great looking lures Dennis. Hope you catch some big fish with those. They really look great.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#7 posted 12-26-2008 09:09 PM

Nice lures Dennis…for a spin caster. LOL. I have seen these in a variety of catalogs and have thought about them as a fun project but I have been purely a fly fisherman for the past 15 years and think I would anger the river gods if I tried to make one of these. Hey if they don’t catch fish, they are pretty and will look good in a shadow box!

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#8 posted 12-26-2008 10:31 PM

Nice work. Poor fishies.

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#9 posted 12-27-2008 12:16 PM

Those look fun. Nice job!

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#10 posted 08-09-2009 05:50 AM

very nice job! they look really cool and i never would have thought about making lures

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