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Old 10-17-2011, 03:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone have a swimbait leadhead mold. I've tried various jigheads (shad head, spearhead, round, bullet nose, etc.) in and on my homemade soft plastic swimbaits but none of them are 100% satisfactory.

Does anyone have or know where a guy can buy a mold for the internal leadheads that some of the commercial soft plastic swimbaits use??



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Have you tried Jann's Netcraft yet Don? Really great shop!

http://www.jannsnetcraft.com/do-it-molds/
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http://www.jannsnetcraft.com/blank-molds/
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Does anyone have or know where a guy can buy a mold for the internal leadheads that some of the commercial soft plastic swimbaits use??
No. You will have to make it. The only other idea I have is to try some LA Slider heads. I have no idea who is making the Sliders since Megabait went under. I was never a fan of the bait, but the head is KILLER in Tora Tubes so I bought a ten year supply.

You might just dissect a soft bait and mold the head in plaster. A Storm Wildeye or a River2Sea bottom walker have pretty similar internals. The keel on the head would work nice for you methinks.

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No. You will have to make it. ....

You might just dissect a soft bait and mold the head in plaster. A Storm Wildeye or a River2Sea bottom walker have pretty similar internals. The keel on the head would work nice for you methinks.
That's what I was afraid of. I've tried everything else I can think of and having a blank mold machined is prohibitively expensive.



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I might know someone with a CNC that could do it cheap(er), than what job shops charge.
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I might know someone with a CNC that could do it cheap(er), than what job shops charge.
What's a CNC?




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A "Computer Numerically Controlled" routing device.

Lovely, lovely things. Can carve better than a Japanese person, and ten thousand times faster.

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What he said, they make CNC machines that do all sorts of things, mills, lathes, plasma cutters, water jets etc. I worked as a CNC programmer/machinist part of high school and beyond. You would need a mold made on a verticle mill, first a Cam d (computer aided machine)(Pro E or Solid Works or some other CAD) drawing of your mold would need to be made, then converted to a program for the machine to run, or if you got the bucks, you can simply reverse engineer the part you are trying to make.

Heres a video of CNC mills
http://www.youtube.com/user/GlacernM.../0/3SUQKGu7F5w

Sounds hard, but with a CNC, something like a jig head mold is pretty simply.
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Don...you could just make your own mold out of RTV Silicone...Wood..or casting plaster.

Here's some info on RTV Silicone...

AM 160 hardest shore 60A durometer, highest temperature silicone. AM 160's mix ratio is 100:3 by weight.

AM 160 is ideal for making molds for casting lead or pewter. This high temp, shore 60A rubber dries red.

http://www.aeromarineproducts.com/si...making.htm#160

http://theminiaturespage.com/ref/fgmolds.html

Plenty of info on making a slicone mold on youtube.

Once again, wood and plaster would work as well.
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