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I was carrying around an old fishing lure on my keys. It was getting pretty banged up from every day use. Finally it broke to pieces. So I set out to ...
I have a good supply of wood in my workshop. Ash, birch, black walnut, oak, cherry, cedar, pine, apple, and a few exotics that I don't like to use. Th...
Pencil out a rough shape on the wood. I used the old broken lure that I salvaged and super glued back together.
I used my trusty band saw. Use caution if you are not a seasoned wood worker. These things can bite!
Sand the edges to a nice shape. Imitating the shape of a small bait fish, or use a lure from your tackle box as a guide.
I have plenty of aluminum. So I cut out a spinner plate from some small scrap I had on my messy workbench. The band saw cut this soft metal too. No ne...
Again I used the band saw to cut out a small slot in the wood, matching the thickness of the aluminum spinner plate.
You will need to attach the spinner plate with glue or a pin or nut-bolt combo. I chose a brass pin . It works well and is really quite permanent.
Drill a 3/16" hole in the spinner plate for the brass rod pin. And while your at it another on the opposite side for a key ring.
I pinned the spinner plate with a piece of 3/16 " brass rod. It cuts and peens over nicely. And it adds a classic look to the lure.
I have plenty of these in my supply/ workbench closet. I saved them over the years from key rings and toys that people give out with their business a...
Cut the brass rod to a close length for your pin. All for peening (rounding) over the ends Mark it, then remove it, clamp in a vice , then cut it wit...
With the spinner plate pinned into the slot, ground or sand the pin as close to the wood as needed. Allowing for some brass material to be peened ...
Use a small hammer, be very careful. Don't tap too hard, the wood may crack here!
I used tiny hook eyes to attach the faux fish hooks. My trusty dremmel did the job of drilling the small holes. Screw in tiny eye hooks now.
I wanted to add the look of real hooks to the lure but did not want to get hooked myself. So I made some faux hooks out of shiny pastic bendable twist...
I drew in some gills and added eyes scrounged from the broken plastic lure. You can paint or varnish yours. I left mine natural. It gets banged up fro...
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