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Detailed how to on making wooden swimbaits...

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Any one have a link to one? I know how to make the basic shape. I am interested in how to connect the jointed pieces?.

Any info on making jointed baits would help

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Awww, Shucks! By the sound of the title, I thought you were the one providing the tutorial. ;D

Wooden swimbaits are out of my league. Hope someone chimes in or you might find some information at www.tackleunderground.com

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I would love to see some info as well. I really want to try making some big wooden muskie lures that are jointed.

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MaxDal made a sexy jointed wooden swimbait a few weeks ago...ask him for some help.

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Well I'm nowhere near as good as some of the garage crafters of this forum, and I'm not a specialist with wooden swimbaits either... but I can show you how I usually link the different parts of my swimbaits.

You should be able to understand it on this picture below !

(I will try to show a step-by-step approach after ).

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Here are a few other shots I did a couple of years back !

This bait was made out of Balsa wood and not destined to hit the water... rather a training to enhance my carving skills.

Here the back of the front halve of the balsa bait.

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Here are the 2 eye-screws glued in place at the back of the front halve of the lure

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Here you can see the 4 eye-screws glued in place. I normally use only 2 that are the one in the front halve of the lure.

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That's the rear halve of the bait

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The nail goes through those tiny holes in the wood, as well as though the eye-screws !

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View from the top, you can see the top of the nail I used for the axis !

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Here you can see the two parts jointed together !

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And here's the bait when finished ... without its lip though !

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Hopefully those many pics won't slow down the site !

I hope it helps you with your own wooden swimbaits ! Homemade lures are a lot of work, but a lot of fun too.  :)

Feel free to ask questions.... I'll do my best to answer.

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that looks very good. Have you fished any of your swimbaits yet??

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MaxDal made a sexy jointed wooden swimbait a few weeks ago...ask him for some help.

Dude, sexy?  What, are you Paris Hilton?  LOL  Just messing with you...

I remember that thing, it was pretty sweet looking...

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MaxDal made a sexy jointed wooden swimbait a few weeks ago...ask him for some help.

Dude, sexy? What, are you Paris Hilton? LOL Just messing with you...

I remember that thing, it was pretty sweet looking...

yes i am paris hilton do you have a problem with it :-*

;D

lol!!!!!!

i plan on making a 6 or 7 inch shad swimbait using your joint method MaxDal. yesterday i saw a big ole gizzard shad floating on the surface so now i know what some of the forage base is in that lake.

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Well as for me, I'm just from Paris (the city ::) )

Dave, I don't know if this joint method is really mine, I'm sure a lot of people have been using that or similar in the past.

Be sure to keep us posted on your next creation. Do you plan to do a gizzard shad photo-finish on that bait ? Or will you paint it ?

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MaxDal,

Thank you! That was a very informative tutorial.  8-)

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Well as for me, I'm just from Paris (the city ::) )

Dave, I don't know if this joint method is really mine, I'm sure a lot of people have been using that or similar in the past.

Be sure to keep us posted on your next creation. Do you plan to do a gizzard shad photo-finish on that bait ? Or will you paint it ?

i probably wont do a photo finish on this one, i think im gonna use rattle cans.

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What kind of glue?

           -searoach

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I use a super-glue that I mix with very fine sawdust, which gives a wood aspect somehow .... I feel it also makes the glue part harder....

I use the same sawdust+glue when I have to correct a mistake a wooden lure .... Sometimes you just carve too much  ::)

Hope it helps !

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thank you it really does. That is one kind of adhesive that I have gobbs of, because I build model cars and stuff. Well thank you a lot.

              -searoach

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Well I'm nowhere near as good as some of the garage crafters of this forum, and I'm not a specialist with wooden swimbaits either... but I can show you how I usually link the different parts of my swimbaits.

You should be able to understand it on this picture below !

(I will try to show a step-by-step approach after ).

Hey, is that just a normal nail? :-?

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I have been making some crank baits a week now, and was curious how to make a jointed bait.  This is a very informative thread, and I appreciate the pictures, more than anything!  :)  It really put a new perspective on things, for me!  I just need to get me some of those i-bolts...

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Well I'm nowhere ......[...]....You should be able to understand it on this picture below !

(I will try to show a step-by-step approach after ).

Hey, is that just a normal nail? :-?

The nail you see on the picture is a crappy one. I had to find one pretty quick for the picture.

I usually use stronger strainless steel nails, with a large head.

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if you want to know how to make jointed baits there is a tutorial on this web site in one of the forums i do not remember which one but i remember seeing one.

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if you want to know how to make jointed baits there is a tutorial on this web site in one of the forums i do not remember which one but i remember seeing one.

there is a sticky, "Swimbait Compilation Thread" at the top of this section.

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Hope I'm not too late. 

I want to ask how did you secure the nail/screw once placed into the eyes?  Do you use a long enough nail and just secure it in the wood of the lure?

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yeah, just stick it in there far enough and recess the head of the nail into the body of the swimbait and put some epoxy over it to fill in the recess, then sand smooth with the body.

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