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Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 09-04-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By Diggin Jiggin
I dont epoxy first but sealer gets in there too. ...

I dont epoxy first but sealer gets in there too. I have an old dull band saw blade that I've cut up with tin snips and just pull a short section of that that through the slot and wipe it off. If I...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 02-20-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,573
Posted By Diggin Jiggin
Sorry to hear this. I finally got around to...

Sorry to hear this. I finally got around to turning a few plugs this weekend and was actually using some of the 2x2 white cedar I'd gotten from him at a plugfest long ago..
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 09-14-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,572
Posted By Diggin Jiggin
Well it only took me 7 years to get these in...

Well it only took me 7 years to get these in front of some willing to eat albies. I went 1-3 on these today...

Kind of surprised I was even able to find an of those lures still after that long.
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 07-07-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,300
Posted By Diggin Jiggin
Nice fish Bruce. I have a few pics from my...

Nice fish Bruce.

I have a few pics from my camera that I needed to resize. Its been a pretty slow first half of the year for me. I found a few nice fish in early june when I took off a week to...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 06-22-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,656
Posted By Diggin Jiggin
I haven't turned birch before but I will try some...

I haven't turned birch before but I will try some next winter. Until this season I really hadn't had any splitting issues with the soft maple and I really enjoy working with & turning it.
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 06-19-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,656
Posted By Diggin Jiggin
Thanks Paul, I may just go the epoxy route. I...

Thanks Paul, I may just go the epoxy route. I stripped 6 and epoxy sealed them this weekend. But the one thing I do like about the spar varnish is if you want to, you can leave them soaking for...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 06-18-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,656
Posted By Diggin Jiggin
shelf life of spar varnish

So all the needles I sealed with it this winter are splitting, so apparently mine is past it due date. I honestly have No idea how old it is, I have been buying quarts and just kept topping it off...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 05-28-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,300
Posted By Diggin Jiggin
I've been doing ok with the darters/bottle...

I've been doing ok with the darters/bottle darters. Nothing really large yet. The bottle plugs I made get hit a lot but seems like I have a very low hook up ratio with them.

I haven't been out...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 04-09-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 50,131
Posted By Diggin Jiggin
My last plugs of the year are on the spinner...

My last plugs of the year are on the spinner (smaller bottles). I'm very glad to be at the finish line, time to clean up the shop and start the yard work...

I finished epoxying these ones...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 04-07-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,123
Posted By Diggin Jiggin
Maple can soak up a lot of sealer if you leave...

Maple can soak up a lot of sealer if you leave them in too long.
I soak for an hour or 2. I did some darters overnight once and when wired they wouldnt float as they had soaked up so much sealer.
...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 04-05-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,811
Posted By Diggin Jiggin
I usually do it the next day.

I usually do it the next day.
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 04-02-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 50,131
Posted By Diggin Jiggin
This week I epoxied the last of the needles. ...

This week I epoxied the last of the needles. There were 4 black/4 yellows (2 each in pine and maple), just playing with weighting on these but had some ugly epoxy issues. Ended up sanding the other...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 03-26-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 50,131
Posted By Diggin Jiggin
Paul they have a weight under the chin (like mr...

Paul they have a weight under the chin (like mr pogie did) and then I tail weighted them on the thru wire. No belly weight.
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 03-26-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 50,131
Posted By Diggin Jiggin
Nice work guys :) Just looking at the pile of...

Nice work guys :) Just looking at the pile of blanks Chris posted makes me cringe a little. Thats a lot of wood.

I've been working on bottle plugs all week. Boy is there a lot to learn with...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 03-19-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 50,131
Posted By Diggin Jiggin
I finished the broken back stuff I wanted to try...

I finished the broken back stuff I wanted to try in the canal. we'll see if it works, wanted to fish them in daylight. (I had made similar ones 4-5 years ago but they swam 'too fast'. But too fast...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 03-16-2017, 04:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,198
Posted By Diggin Jiggin
Thanks guys, very helpful as always.

Thanks guys, very helpful as always.
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 03-15-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,198
Posted By Diggin Jiggin
here is the 2 0z forgot to put on the picture.

here is the 2 0z forgot to put on the picture.
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 03-15-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,198
Posted By Diggin Jiggin
bottle plugs - what angle do they float at ?

I've done some searches and read Mr Pogie's old thread on bottles. I turned a bunch of bodies last weekend in a couple different sizes.

I have an old 2 oz gibbs (brass wire) that I floated to see...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 03-12-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 50,131
Posted By Diggin Jiggin
I wrapped up all the stuff I was refinishing and...

I wrapped up all the stuff I was refinishing and very glad to have that all done and out of the way.

This week I've been messing around with small batches of a few different plugs. I made some...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 03-12-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,598
Posted By Diggin Jiggin
It's not a cheap hobby and I certainly don't mind...

It's not a cheap hobby and I certainly don't mind guys selling. We've got a pretty good group of builders here that are very generous with their knowledge. Maybe the comm guys don't post as much,...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 03-05-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 50,131
Posted By Diggin Jiggin
I also finished up with some other proto type...

I also finished up with some other proto type stuff. I have been fishing some slope headed stuff for the past 4 or 5 years and done ok with it. So I kind of took that basic shape and tried a darter...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 03-05-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 50,131
Posted By Diggin Jiggin
I'm getting towards the end of a wiring/epoxy...

I'm getting towards the end of a wiring/epoxy marathon (my least favorite parts). It will be nice to get to the end. I still have a few things I want to try but wanted to get all the in process...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 03-04-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 50,131
Posted By Diggin Jiggin
Those look great, I really like the colors. I...

Those look great, I really like the colors. I need to start fishing metal lips more, I usually carry 1 or 2 but they are really not part of my 'goto' list of plugs.
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 03-04-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,813
Posted By Diggin Jiggin
I did end up ordering new clear coat and I've had...

I did end up ordering new clear coat and I've had no issues at all with the first 3 batches. No crystals forming at all.

I did find out the hard way it also interacts with the flouro green I was...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 03-04-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,962
Posted By Diggin Jiggin
Thanks Paul I really do appreciate it, but really...

Thanks Paul I really do appreciate it, but really not worth the effort to learn a new plug without being able to do a batch and experiment with them.
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