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    Posted: 05 Dec 2011 at 6:35pm
I have been looking for pictures of a sander which I promiced to post for someone when we were at Borumba Dam a few weeks back--- searched and searched my picture files, after a week of scratching my head I finally found IT and a few other tools I have had to make over the years, please see all below and hope you can use some:
A set of jaws for holding a beveled lure etc in a vice/ clamp:
Use two pieces of Al angle and a piece (or two) of round steel rod, works well.
 
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To find the centre of a round (or square) piece of timber:
 
 
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To scribe a centre line on an even- tapered (or straight) piece of timber, make one of these out of some Aluminum 'U" chanell , a rivet with a sharpened spike through it--you must have near perfect centre---scribe away.
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Did you think these up yourself Pete? They are so innovative - cool solutions. Thumbs Up Martin
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Very clever Pete. I especially like the little jig for marking centre lines, can see myself making one of these.
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An 'Aussie Weel' as opposed to the older and much more usefull 'English Wheel'
This is just a sander, to sand around compound, convex, flat and concave curves.
I used an old evaporative cooler motor slow/ 4 speed, dust proof with a shaft on either end for seperate wheels
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Fix a roughly round piece of 'custom wood',( which should be slightly wider than your lure width) onto a pully wheel (or collar) and  fit it to your motor shaft, get or make a wood turning tool (old file will do) and turn the the wood slab round with a 'square edge--now get/ make another 'half round' tool which is the same diameter as your lure width and turn a half round groove into the edge of the sanding wheel -----------THEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
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what great ideas,I think i'll make up one of those centreline jigs too. your a clever bugger PeteThumbs UpBig smile
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FLAT bending Polycarbonate sheet ('Lexan').
Pinch your wife/ daughter's 'hair straightner',---needs to have variable heat settings up to about 165C--
Heat her up and bend away,,, don't get caught though.
 
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Originally posted by hazmail hazmail wrote:

FLAT bending Polycarbonate sheet ('Lexan').
Pinch your wife/ daughter's 'hair straightner',---needs to have variable heat settings up to about 165C--
Heat her up and bend away,,, don't get caught though.

 
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Dang straight! I get into enough trouble if I 'borrow' the hairdryer Cry

Thinking I might have to knock up one of those middle scribers too Thumbs Up

Thanks for some great ideas.

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Poor mans wire former for twisted through wires--- you have to make a wooden jig with pins in it to set the wire bends - once you have the size of your wire 'harness' or hanger jig,, this doo dah makes a barrell twist which does not shorten the wire like a 'haywire twist'.
 
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Cheers Pete, Im now totally confused!, but can see where your coming from, you never cease to amaze meClap
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Phew,me too Jas-- I finally remembered (lost my 'Favourites) where I had all my pictures stored, all 16 pages of them.
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Originally posted by horrorhead horrorhead wrote:

Did you think these up yourself Pete? They are so innovative - cool solutions. Thumbs Up Martin
Yes Martin, all those fat, hairy little hands are mine LOL  LOL.
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Well you mind definetly is not little, fat or hairy to think up these gadgets. LOL M artin
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Some nice ideas there Hazmail. Like the line scribe tool and center finder, built mine out of wood but your idea looks sweet. Thanks for posting this up.

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What great ideas. I will make some of these in one way very simple, and very clever ideas, so thy are in hand when needed. Thanks very much fore sharing ClapClapClapClapClap

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Wow Pete there are some great and very clever Thumbs Up items mate, love the jig for finding the center of round wood so simple, thanks heaps for posting ClapClapClapClapClapClapClap
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Ingenius ideals Pete, I envy you.DeadDeadDeadDeadDead
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Happy to share them, most of these came out of the days when everything was 'top secret' and no one shared anything - Around the country  there is probably a hundred versions of  'centre finder's' etc  - I know I have about 4-5 different bib alighners, and still none of them are as good as my old eyes.
I still have a few more gadgets in the 'tools' album but I ran out of time last night, bed was calling.
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Your willingness to share the TOP SECRET stuff is very much appreciated pete, your guidance and advice has saved me a lot of heartache...........its still ached a hell of a lot!!! but not as much as it would of without your encouragement.
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Pete, your on fire. If anyone could come up with those, you are definately the man.
 
Thanks for sharing
 
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Thanks everyone, as I said happy to share when I can find them, most of this stuff I posted elsewhere a few years back -
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I'll see what else I can find in 'The Album' and post it.
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Peter great stuff, just been talking to Jas and he alerted me to this post ClapClapClap
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Bib aligner/ checker-
Hang or stand your lure vertical (90 degrees) to bench and shoot a line down the lure and bib with a cheap laser line marker ($6 at the dollar shop)-- works best before you top coat, as you can see the laser flares off the glossy coating,,, and bib.
 
 
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Eye Placement Jig.
You may have to make 2 jigs  if eyes are above or below the bib slot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!one each for left and right eye, just bend to suit - otherwise it's pretty straight forward.
 
 
 
**** OR--- make one of these and do both sides with the same tool, just bend to suit your eye preferences.
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For the 'Dippers' out there, a no blobs on the hook hanger gizmo:
 
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Rattling Eyes.
 
This one is not my idea, a guy in Darwin "Balls" (can't remember his name) sent me some pictures a few years back and I added the text and posted it for him. Nice lures and a simple rattle /eyes combo.
 
 
 
 
Use a wad punch to punch out desired colour and stick your eyes to it- the steel ball rettles back and forth  between the two eyes - Yep!!! they do make a racket, works well.
 
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hazmail brilliant idea for the eye jig that will save me a lot of measuring , all brilliant stuff.

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Air brush stand:
Get a tapered nozzle off a small glue/silicone tube, drill a hole and jam it in , then fill with metho or thinners, insert the brush tip- the metho/ thinners stops paint from drying in the tip on hot day between colours etc.
 
 
 
 
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Pete neat ideas.. all of them.....
What do you use the VB for to get the can for discs..I hear it makes good drain cleaner Wink
I do like BUNDY BEAR eye...might use that Thumbs Up

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ever thought of a small how to book pete?
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Originally posted by hazmail hazmail wrote:

Air brush stand:
Get a tapered nozzle off a small glue/silicone tube, drill a hole and jam it in , then fill with metho or thinners, insert the brush tip- the metho/ thinners stops paint from drying in the tip on hot day between colours etc.
 
 
 


Is that the Tamiya acrylic or enamel in the background? I've been using the acrylics so far, but if you're using the enamels I might have to give them another shot.

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Pete, your still on fire.
 
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Jas--Yeah, I reckon someone is probably already snitching them, they might have to take some more pictures though, they are copyrighted.
 
Yes Steve, but that picture is probably 3-4 years old, don't use it much these days, too expensive and epoxy doesn't like it for some reason.
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I've been using sign writers vinyl in various colours to make stick on eyes ,I just cut the discs with wad punches .Larger disc for the eye and smaller different colour for the pupil.
You can get very small wad punch sets  from craft shops.

My lure making has been very slow of late , other projects have jumped the queue.
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