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How to create a custom lead mold?

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How to create a custom lead mold?

Postby Guest » Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:42 am

Anyone know how to create a custom lead mold? If so what steps are involved for creating something like a modified shakey head or jig head mold?

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Re: How to create a custom lead mold?

Postby Riplip » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:29 am

Check the Do-It mold site...I think I saw a provision for custom stuff.
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Re: How to create a custom lead mold?

Postby Ken C. » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:32 am

Probably the easiest would be to modify an existing mold that is close to what you want your end product to be. Then use a Dremel rotary grinder or a "die grinder" with the appropriate burrs to change the mold to your specs.
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Re: How to create a custom lead mold?

Postby Guest » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:38 am

Yeah that's what I was thinking. Either that or using one of the molds with the weedguard drilled out, but not inserting the weed guard. Then clip off the excess to hold the worm near the head.

This guy simply worked around the issue all together by using a corkscrew, but I'd prefer a clip of lead to screw onto the jig head.

http://www.hookerztackle.com/pgHookerzShakeyHead.html
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Re: How to create a custom lead mold?

Postby Mark Hiser » Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:00 am

Call Phil's Prop's, they had a factory mold that was intended for making the mold of your own choice. I think it had an insert that you placed your design in and then heated up to impress the mold.

I believe it's from DO-IT but not positive.

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Re: How to create a custom lead mold?

Postby Mark Hiser » Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:15 pm

Just stopped at Phil's, and they do have the mold :) . You need a prototype of what you want to make, then just follow the directions and presto, youv'e got your own design :)
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Re: How to create a custom lead mold?

Postby troymaggy » Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:14 pm

Check out the Hilts Perfect replica mold. I am certain that is the mold the others are talking about. I've used it, works great!
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Re: How to create a custom lead mold?

Postby Guest » Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:57 pm

Sweet. Thanks Mark.
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