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#1 NJTramcar

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Posted April 26 2013 - 11:11 AM

I am looking for a rotating jig dryer for teasers and bucktails.

I have found some for around $70 but they don't work well with bucktails.

I don't have the ability to make my own.

Any suggestions for a rotating dryer? I am looking on the BST but also looking for ideas. I am looking to make some jigs for a friends as a gift and have a deadline.

Thanks


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#2 Charlie2

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Posted April 26 2013 - 12:41 PM

A grill from a round BBQ pit and a microwave, or rotisserie motor. Cheap and works!

When I use powder coat, I just hang them from the rack in a toaster oven. C2


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Posted April 26 2013 - 2:36 PM

Been looking for one but no luck.


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Posted April 26 2013 - 7:32 PM

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Posted April 26 2013 - 9:43 PM

google joe calcavecchia and the first thing you will see is his website. "i would give it to you but not allowed to post them"... ask him if he has a motor (which i do think he may have///.) prolly charge you 20 or 25 bucks for it but it will be worth it cause if you stop it from going one way it automatically goes in reverse...i bought a couple off of him a while back. worth a shot to see if he has one. all you need is a cord from an old lamp or appliance to splice the 2 wires together and electrical tape them... piece of round styrofoam or florist foam (at craft store) maybe florist has an old piece in trash that you can shape into a round. punch a hole in middle of foam to epoxy arm of unit. 2 small screws and screw unit to a board/wall/2x4 or whatever. not rocket science. shouldn't cost ya more than 35 bucks total.


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Posted April 29 2013 - 9:05 AM

I found a few motors on eBay ( less than $10.00 each ) made a couple of dryers. I've also seen them in the hagens or hagens catalog finished for $29.00.

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Posted April 29 2013 - 9:22 AM

Thanks guys, I will be making my own. I can handle the wiring etc but have a question, is there an arm that comes with the model to attach the motor and foam or do I need to make one? If I make one, does it need to be metal or wood (don't want to burn the house down). Thanks.


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Posted April 29 2013 - 10:38 AM

Here is one that I made about 8 years ago. It holds jigs to 4 oz. It turns at 6 RPM and works great also for flies Posted Image


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Posted April 29 2013 - 11:12 AM

Here is one that I made about 8 years ago. It holds jigs to 4 oz. It turns at 6 RPM and works great also for flies Posted Image


Did you need to add a shaft or arm to hold the disk on or did it come with one?


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Posted April 30 2013 - 11:50 AM

Did you need to add a shaft or arm to hold the disk on or did it come with one?

I got it free I was a machinist and it is a 6" piece of .625 or 5/8" square steel bar. But I had to get it. Any hardware store or home improvement stores has it. The motor is an old grill motor.


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Posted April 30 2013 - 7:40 PM

Thanks everyone, motor ordered, keep your fingers crossed. If there is a blackout in the next week or so it wasn't me! :)


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Posted May 13 2013 - 7:05 PM

Alright, so I finished it with a little help from a good guy at work. You can't see but there is a rocker switch in the back.

Can't wait to use it, thanks everyone for encouraging me to do it. it was easier than I thought and saved a lot of money.

The wheel sits about an inch away from the wood but I can extend it if I need to adjust it down the road.

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Posted May 14 2013 - 10:11 AM

i knew there would be a happy ending to this thread... now get in touch with brad and buy some epoxy and everything else needed to tie some wicked fly's...


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Posted May 14 2013 - 12:07 PM

Can't wait to start!


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Posted May 19 2013 - 12:23 PM

Alright, so I finished it with a little help from a good guy at work. You can't see but there is a rocker switch in the back.

Can't wait to use it, thanks everyone for encouraging me to do it. it was easier than I thought and saved a lot of money.

The wheel sits about an inch away from the wood but I can extend it if I need to adjust it down the road.

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Okay, tied some up and used the dryer. it works great for teasers but I am having an issue with bucktails. I was trying 1 and 1.5 oz and they did not hold well in the foam. Any suggestions on a better material?


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