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    New Mold, what do you think?

    I've been here for a while, just never posted much in the Rod building and Tackle making forum. I've been making my own jigs and spinnerbaits for years and thought I would post a couple of pics for those that may be looking for custom molds. These are easily made and will pour many many jigs before they wear out. Let me know what you think.

    This mold is one I made of the Yum Punkin Ed 3/8 shakey head. I liked the look of the bait but wnated a straight shank hook in it so thats what I put in it.



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    Hello Chris,

    Can you tell me what material you used to make the mold with please? Thanks.

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    Chris: I had a few molds like that made by an outfit in Corning, New York...In-Shore Tackle, if I remember correctly. They work very well. But, until an aluminum mold, these Silicone molds must be kept cool. And, the place I bought mine sent a bag of powder to use as a release agent. Can you tell us where you bought the silicone and how you made the mold? I'd like to make a few more for myself.

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    Looks like Permatex Red RTV silicone to me... The copper stuff will take heat better.



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    Give me a bit and I will post all the materials that I used. This isn't any type of Permatex. This is silicone rubber that comes in discs. I have spin cast equipment and use this to make my 9 inch centrifical molds with. Some times I don't want to make a mold that pours 10-15 baits at a time so I vulcanize these small single pour molds instead. This can be vulcanized without a vulcanizer with equipment most of you already have in your shop.

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    Alright, below is a list of all the supplies that I have and use to make one of these molds. Most of this stuff will last you forever once you have it and all you will have to buy down the road is the mold material. All this material is generally for the jewelry making industry but I have made 9" round centrifical molds for sometime and this can be done on a small scale for single pour molds. It only takes about an hour for the mold to vulcanize in the oven and your ready to pour. No more waiting 24 hours to make one side and then the other with RTV. If there is enough interest shown I will do a tutuorial later on.

    Romanoff International
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    98-050-NF1 Red silicone rubber 9" Disc 22.50/ set (4 1/4 inch thick discs) 4 discs will make apporx. 8-10 molds depending on how well you cut out the material
    98-152 Mold release spray 26.79/ can ( alternate item below)
    99-203 Talc powder 1.15/lb.- used to lubricate mold when pouring lead. Helps lead flow in to cavity better.
    99-206-1 Micca Powder 9.00/lb.- essential, used as a mold release to seperate the two mold halves after vulcanizing
    73-006 Alum Mold Frame 16.90/ea.
    73-043 Mold Plates 6.10/ set

    Gesswein | Jewelry Making Tools & Supplies | Mold & Die Tools | Polishing Stones
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    260-1350 Castaldo Mold Locks 17.25/150- used to keep mold halves square when pouring.
    816-2925 Spirit Mold Relase Spray 9.30/can- alternate to above release.

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    Are you offering to make custom molds because I have one lead jig I would like to have a mold for?

    http://69.36.11.105/~docirvcu/docirv...com/tacklebox/
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    I have no problem making a mold for someone if they don't wnat to spend the money to order the stuff. I didn't want to advertise anything or step on any toes, but yes, I can make you a mold.

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    Chris: THANKS for the info and the links! We appreciate your expertise.
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    that looks like the same material used in the Hilts Perfect replica mold that they have an aluminum frame with. I have a couple of different made molds that I change out the insert and put in the frame.

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    guys ive fished chris's homemade jigs for a few years now, thats saying something considering im super picky a jig whore. chris is currently helping run D&L jigs and if there's any KY folks visiting, you know they make a very nice jig for a small size company. give them a look. http://www.dandltackle.com
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    Thanks for the shamless plug Seasor. This is the same material that would be in the Hilts molds. This is also what is used in most all production run centrifical casting molds. I bought myself teh spin casting equipment a while back and use it for things that I pour in large quantities. For things I don't need much of or personal use I just make these small single pour molds. They will last as long as a aluminum mold if theya re taken care of.