Making "open top" lures symmetrical

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Making "open top" lures symmetrical

Postby Cal » Thu May 10, 2018 11:49 am

Hi Larry,

The War Department gave me some lure molds she found on-line as a "Just Because" gift. One was a shrimp tail, and the other a curly tail. Both are open top molds, so the finished products pop out of the molds with a flat side. Do you have any suggestions on how I can make the tails symmetrical and without the flat side? I was thinking that I could throw a blank made out of Super Plastic, then make a second blank, and glue them together at the flat side, and then make a mold of that. The thing is that might make the final product too bulky.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Re: Making "open top" lures symmetrical

Postby RhettWheeler » Thu May 10, 2018 4:52 pm

I’d make two white plastic castings- sand them to a desired thickness and glue them together.
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Re: Making "open top" lures symmetrical

Postby dahlberg » Fri May 11, 2018 4:04 am

I'm not certain what you mean in regards to the tail symmetry, but Rhett's suggestion is the same as I would give. It gets you to a master from which you can make your own mold. Good luck, sounds like your foreign policy is working!
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Re: Making "open top" lures symmetrical

Postby Cal » Fri May 11, 2018 12:41 pm

Thank you, both of you.

I'll be back at ICAST this year, Larry. I hope to see youthere.

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