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  1. Got five finished up. Took a few rounds to get the finished weight to the action of my original. I got these baits out two four friends and my dad to test out. Please let me know what you guys think! Next project is some 6 inch crank baits. Same design but not jointed with two depths.
  2. Thanks heavyhooksetter. Progress so far. And the too schemes I'll be painting them in. Hopefully they hold up.
  3. To JimmyJam My name is Josh I'm new to the forum. I was sent here by steelepulse. He told me u make some awesome swim joints which I see here. I'm trying to make a Swimbait and having trouble with how to do a hinge. I've only recently started building baits. I've recently run into a design problem. I've made what I think is a decentnswimbait design but I don't know how to construct the thru wire and hinge in a way that would be strong enough to handle stripers blues and other large predators. I'm including some pics and a video of what I'm working on and what I've come up with. These are made in poplar. And I'm willing to try anything anyone has to offer. It's my own design that I spent a while developing the action. Just trying to make them into a fishable lure. Currently my plan is that the weight holes u will see in belly of lure will be filled with epoxy and leadshot which will encompass the thru wire harnesses. I have a lead pot but haven't gotten into using it. Still have to get my wife on board with melting lead. She's worried which I understand. I cut the thru wire slot with my table saw before shaping the blanks. Something I learned from Greg vinall. The thru wire harness` I bent are. 051 stainless. Just to give u an idea finished length eye to eye is just under 8". I plan onweighting them from 2.5 to 5 oz finished weight which the placement of I think I have pretty OK. Really just want to make sure these lures last for years as my hopes are that my friends and family will be able to enjoy them. Mostly I don't want some fish swimming around with half a lure stuck in his mouth. Please disregard the fact that in video I'm swim testing this with a 6,6 bass rod. Just grabbed something quick. I also know I definitely didn't include enough about the build but not sure what else is needed. Thanks so much! VID_381370626_050058_200.mp4
  4. I don't know what happened. Here's the pics of what I'm working on. VID_381370626_050058_200.mp4
  5. Hi I'm new here. I wouldn't even call myself an amateur. I've only recently started building baits. I've recently run into a design problem. I've made what I think is a decentnswimbait design but I don't know how to construct the thru wire and hinge in a way that would be strong enough to handle stripers blues and other large predators. I'm including some pics and a video of what I'm working on and what I've come up with. These are made in poplar. And I'm willing to try anything anyone has to offer. It's my own design that I spent a while developing the action. Just trying to make them into a fishable lure. Currently my plan is that the weight holes u will see in belly of lure will be filled with epoxy and leadshot which will encompass the thru wire harnesses. I have a lead pot but haven't gotten into using it. Still have to get my wife on board with melting lead. She's worried which I understand. I cut the thru wire slot with my table saw before shaping the blanks. Something I learned from Greg vinall. The thru wire harness` I bent are. 051 stainless. Just to give u an idea finished length eye to eye is just under 8". I plan onweighting them from 2.5 to 5 oz finished weight which the placement of I think I have pretty OK. Really just want to make sure these lures last for years as my hopes are that my friends and family will be able to enjoy them. Mostly I don't want some fish swimming around with half a lure stuck in his mouth. I was sent to this forum by a lure builder in my area. His handle is Steel pulse. He mentioned there's a guy on here Jimmy Jam that makes some sweet swim plugs. If anyone has any input it would be much appreciated. Please disregard the fact that in video I'm swim testing this with a 6,6 bass rod. Just grabbed something quick. Also including some pics of other stuff I've tried to do. The unfinished wood pics are the problem. I also know I definitely didn't include enough about the build but not sure what else is needed. Thanks so much!
  6. Hi I'm new here. I wouldn't even call myself an amateur. I've only recently started building baits. I've recently run into a design problem. I've made what I think is a decentnswimbait design but I don't know how to construct the thru wire and hinge in a way that would be strong enough to handle stripers blues and other large predators. I'm including some pics and a video of what I'm working on and what I've come up with. These are made in poplar. And I'm willing to try anything anyone has to offer. It's my own design that I spent a while developing the action. Just trying to make them into a fishable lure. Currently my plan is that the weight holes u will see in belly of lure will be filled with epoxy and leadshot which will encompass the thru wire harnesses. I have a lead pot but haven't gotten into using it. Still have to get my wife on board with melting lead. She's worried which I understand. I cut the thru wire slot with my table saw before shaping the blanks. Something I learned from Greg vinall. The thru wire harness` I bent are. 051 stainless. Just to give u an idea finished length eye to eye is just under 8". I plan onweighting them from 2.5 to 5 oz finished weight which the placement of I think I have pretty OK. Really just want to make sure these lures last for years as my hopes are that my friends and family will be able to enjoy them. Mostly I don't want some fish swimming around with half a lure stuck in his mouth. I was sent to this forum by a lure builder in my area. His handle is Steel pulse. He mentioned there's a guy on here Jimmy Jam that makes some sweet swim plugs. If anyone has any input it would be much appreciated. Please disregard the fact that in video I'm swim testing this with a 6,6 bass rod. Just grabbed something quick. Also including some pics of other stuff I've tried to do. The unfinished wood pics are the problem. I also know I definitely didn't include enough about the build but not sure what else is needed. Thanks so much! VID_20190929_174139.mp4