Topwater fishing lures have evolved from being made of wood to high tech plastic. These hard plastic injection molding machine shape, mold, and produce thousands of them; however, no matter what process they go through they never have the same action as topwater lure made of wood. Of course there are still a few wooden lure craftsmen that make custom built wooden lures who can supply you with one, but wouldn’t you rather make one yourself? How exciting would that be to make and catch a fish on a wooden topwater lure that you built yourself, but before you grab a piece of wood and start carving on it you had better get some information on how to build one. Make Your Own Wooden Top Water Lures by Kermett Adams explains the whole process of building your own wooden topwater lure and the materials needed to do it.
Building your own wooden topwater lure requires having the right materials, tools, and knowledge. The book Make Your Own Wooden Top Water Lures by Kermett Adams takes you step by step in the making process, tells you what materials you need, and tools that are required to build a wooden topwater lure.
After a quick introduction to making your own wooden topwater lure, the book jumps right into tools and materials required to building a wooden topwater lure. The complete list is in the book Make Your Own Wooden Top Water Lures by Kermett Adams (www.woodenluremaking.com), but some of the important tools and materials include, mini wood lathe/variable speed, 9-inch bench band saw, 5-inch disc sander, 10-inch drill press, Dremel multi-pro tool, Paasche air brush set, compressor for airbrush system, wood turning tools, drill, embroidery hoop, Rustoleum enamel/flat white, paint thinner, acetone, and Eastern red cedar.
Your selection of wood is critical in the process of making your own wooden topwater lure. Although almost any kind of wood can be used to build a wooden topwater lure there are certain kinds of wood that are better than others. Favorite woods among wooden lure makers are Alaska yellow cedar, sugar, basswood, balsa, Easter red cedar, Western cedar, and Spanish cedar. In the book, Adams explains that his favorite was the Easter red cedar because of its tight grain and easy of working with it on a lathe. Adams also admitted that it smells great when you are working with Easter red cedar. You will have to find a source to purchase whatever type of wood in order to build your wooden topwater lure.
From cutting blocks for lures, lure eyes, making a lure block holder, turning lures on a lathe, sanding process, drilling holes for lure components, attaching hooks to the lure, wood sealing, lure painting, clear coat, fish scale patterns, and tips for airbrushing it’s all covered in detail.
One of the most requested topic that novice wooden lure builders want to know about is what the best clear coat to use is. Adams answers this question with products that he has tested and uses on his wooden topwater lures. All of them have their own advantages and disadvantages. Right now, Adams is currently using DuPont Urethane, Glisten PC, and Devcon 2 ton epoxy.
The book Make Your Own Wooden Top Water Lures by Kermett Adams has chapter after chapter of information on building your own wooden topwater lure. All of intimate details of each process of making a wooden topwater lure are included in the book.
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