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Ishmael

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I was thinking is trying to avoid drilling altogether by using a table saw to put an 1/8" slot or channel in some stock, glue it up with another piece so that the blank is square (with the slot or channel in the middle), then turning the glued-up blank, making sure to put the slot as the center.

 

Whaddya think?

 

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I think it is worth the experiment. Make sure you use a marine glue. I would also make the slot on the top of the plug, so that the slot doesn't give when a fish is hanging on it. Let us know how it goes.

 

Charlie

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That's a heck of an idea idea1.gif I may have to try that myself.

 

I'd use one of the water actuated urathane glues for the slot.

 

 

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There is someone around Maine that does that Ish. I saw his work once, I just can't remember his name..... damn, it's right on the tip of my toungue too. Oh well. Your idea is a good one, but just make sure the slot is on the top of the plug or else a fish will pull your plug in 2! That wouldn't be good. The only problem I can see is possible splitting, like on a rock or soemthin'??? But that would only happen with cheap adhesive I guess. Give it try! Then gimme' one or two! biggrin.gif Good luck!

 

Luis T

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There is someone around Maine that does that Ish. I saw his work once, I just can't remember his name..... damn, it's right on the tip of my toungue too. Oh well. Your idea is a good one, but just make sure the slot is on the top of the plug or else a fish will pull your plug in 2! That wouldn't be good. The only problem I can see is possible splitting, like on a rock or soemthin'??? But that would only happen with cheap adhesive I guess. Give it try! Then gimme' one or two! biggrin.gif Good luck!

 

Luis T

 

Sure Luis, I'll try it as soon as I get myself a table saw, and as soon as you drop of the lathe!!

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I've been doing it. It works fine. I had a hell of a time drilling small diameter wire holes on needlefish, so I ripped a small kerf on each half of the blank and glued them up. Just be careful about keeping glue out of the kerf as you'll undo all your hard work. I've been gluing my blanks together with a quick set up white molding glue, and with my entire lure encased in epoxy, I haven't encountered any problems. If you want additional security, use a polyurethane or waterproof resin glue. One additional tip, to help keep the halves properly aligned, insert a small piece of wire or a stick in each end before you clamp.

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I just did the same with a few needles made of maple. I just cut a slot in the top piece and it centers itself when it gets turned. I also used waterproof glue but didn't epoxy or seal the thru hole. As mentioned, be certain to clean out any excess glue that gets into the slot during the clamping process. Run a piece of wire in and out of the slot wiping off any excess glue. I'll be using one in the morning and I'll see how it fares.

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