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    Posted: 10 Jul 2018 at 4:45pm
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Got myself a bandsaw yesterday, all set up now and ready to go! I have drawn up a few templates for lures for the side profile that I want to have a crack at, and am going to experiment a bit with the top profile and shape.
My question is regarding width of the lures - is this going to be another "trial and error" thing or is there a way of figuring out a suitable widthbased on the lure length / side profile height?
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There probably would be an equation out there to define the perfect length × width...
It influences action and boyancy...but then the bib size and shape comes into play as well.
Short and squat usually gives a hard wriggle. ..longer and leaner more of a sway.
Trial and error.
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Trial and error until you get the action you want. In general though; a fat lure reduces the ability for the lure to roll like what you want a barra lure to do.
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There is no set rule, you can learn by observing different types of lures to get a mindset on the type of lure you want to make, if you can understand that! One side template can be used for a variety of lures by varying the thickness of the lure, by using different styles of bibs, towing from the bib or from the nose of the lure, etc. Lots of variables to consider... Start with one shape and play around with it, good luck...
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Thanks for the advice fellas. Decided to hook in and try some different widths with the templates I have made - starting at 20mm and going up on some to 35mm.
Have posted some progress pics - width is 20mm, timber is western red cedar. I ended up just tapering slightly at the front and back for the top profile. Pretty happy with how things are looking so far, need to seal it next and see if it swims!
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Some great shapes you have made
Looking forward to see your progress
Keep trying thats the way forward

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I like the shape of that bottom oneClap
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all of those should work as long as the bibslot angle is right for the bibs your putting in(more angle for small bib's to create drag and less angle for big bibs).Trial and error you will figure it out.these are looking good thoughThumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barndog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Jul 2018 at 4:52pm
Thanks everyone for the encouraging words.
Chris - great tip re the bib angle Vs size. As an L plater this sort if stuff us gold to me!
Will add more photos when they are ready, and sing out if I need some more guidance in refining the swimming action.
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Looks like you have jumped to a P plater pretty quick. You have done well so far and look forward to seeing the finished product.
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