Sorry for the incomplete info.
After the bottom half (as pictured) sets up, in 15 mins or so, you pull out the sinker and lightly coat everything with Vaselene. Put the sinker back in, and pour more cement over it.
15 minutes later, you simply pull the mold apart. While the cement is relatively soft, you notch out a pouring channel, then re-assemble everything, and let it cure for an hour. Then put it in the oven at 450 degrees for an hour, and you are set!
A pair of 2" spring clamps makes for tight, perfect molded lures everytime.
I have a spinner-making kit to make the eyes with, but Capt Skip just gave me a great idea for "normal" people. Use copper wire. A couple of feet will make a LOT of lures!
I make the loop from stainless steel wire, and then bend the ends so they anchor in the lead.
Home Depot sells several types of quick-setting cements. You want the one WITHOUT sand. I use the namebrand "Rockite"
because it's in my shed.
You can also make your own. Mix Plaster of Paris and Portland Cement 50/50, and it works great.
the addition of the portland cement makes the molds MUCH more durable. As long as you don't drop them, they may last forever.
Hope this helps.
PS- I notch out the channels with a knife, if I catch it early enough, or with a Dremel tool if it gets too hard.
[This message has been edited by thill (edited 10-20-2002).]