Got some blanks done. - Colorado Fishing Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-31-2011, 07:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
swimbait's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,544
Default Got some blanks done.

I did a batch of 48 PVC swimbait body-blanks today. I got to test out my new planer and jigsaw, could not be more pleased. There is a faux woodgrain pressed into the stock I use, and it has to come off. I had been doing the blanks one at a time with a palm sander, and it took a LONG time to get the grain sanded out. One pass with the planer and it is done!

I got the blanks traced, rough cut, rough sanded, and rounded over. I need to finish sand them, articulate them, cut out four dozen tails and bills, install ballast/hardware, and test/tune them.

I am talking to a body shop about Auto clearcoat. The finish is the big thing, as it takes a long time to paint and clearcoat a bait. It would be nice to get the clear done fast and easy...

SS



__________________
MAKE IT FUNKY ON THE ONE.
swimbait is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-31-2011, 07:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
DonInDurango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 11,877
Default Re: Got some blanks done.

Cool. I'd like to see how that whole swimbait building process works one of these days.




__________________
"About the only thing more secretive than a mackinaw is a mackinaw fisherman...." - Rocky Mtn News 11-4-08
DonInDurango is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2011, 09:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
swimbait's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,544
Default Re: Got some blanks done.

Don, I posted a tutorial on my blog.

SS
__________________
MAKE IT FUNKY ON THE ONE.
swimbait is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-31-2011, 09:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
WYO
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Got some blanks done.

What kind/size of planer did you get? Are you using that exterior siding stuff for material, hence the woodgrain?
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2011, 02:50 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
DonInDurango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 11,877
Default Re: Got some blanks done.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Randall Flagg
Don, I posted a tutorial on my blog.

SS
Thanks. I'll check it out. I haven't visited for a while.



__________________
"About the only thing more secretive than a mackinaw is a mackinaw fisherman...." - Rocky Mtn News 11-4-08
DonInDurango is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2011, 06:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 11,837
Default Re: Got some blanks done.

Nice Shaun, that has to be a ton better than sanding by hand, and possibly more precise as long as the planer user is careful!

Have you hit up Fish63 about finishing those? I have a feeling he has some input. Powder coat would be sweet too, but I don't think you can powdercoat wood. Good stuff man.
__________________
I wish people wouldn't whore out Colorado waters for the sake of notoriety.
Oyey is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2011, 11:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
swimbait's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,544
Default Re: Got some blanks done.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain America
What kind/size of planer did you get? Are you using that exterior siding stuff for material, hence the woodgrain?
It is an inexpensive 13" Ryobi planer. I am using Azek stock.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oyey
Nice Shaun, that has to be a ton better than sanding by hand, and possibly more precise as long as the planer user is careful!

Have you hit up Fish63 about finishing those? I have a feeling he has some input. Powder coat would be sweet too, but I don't think you can powdercoat wood. Good stuff man.
It is not wood that I am using, it is expanded PVC foam. But I either way it is not something that you could powdercoat. I did mention it to Todd, and he seemed down to try it.

SS
__________________
MAKE IT FUNKY ON THE ONE.
swimbait is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Colorado Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
White MHX blanks koldkut The Tackle Garage 4 04-04-2012 01:01 PM
Question about Rod Blanks? Weezy Colorado Fishing Lounge 7 03-02-2012 01:55 PM
MHX blanks? FISHJUNKIE The Tackle Garage 32 02-26-2012 08:42 PM
No heavier MHX ice blanks koldkut Colorado Ice Fishing 0 02-17-2012 09:28 AM
WTB- Fly rod blanks rcddbob Buy and Sell 3 04-01-2010 01:28 PM

» Forum Search
» Insurance
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL3
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.