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Old 07-06-2007, 11:48 AM
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Do you think that a standard lath could be set up to work with the duplicator like your setup?
I sure need to turn out a bunch of baits. There just hard to find here. everyone has small top water baits. And the 6"+ baits I have out catch the smaller baits.
Trying to learn how to catch this fish in the winter time.
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Old 01-09-2008, 11:55 AM
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Revisiting this thread as Im collecting stuff for the workshop that might never see daylight.
The trees are a giant obstacle. 80 foot pines.

anyway heres a
Zyliss TORNO Lathe using a drill the same way as Roccs home made lathe.
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by striperjim View Post
The trees are a giant obstacle. 80 foot pines.

I wonder how many plugs you can get from a 80 foot pine? Get out the calculators. My guess is about 1000. Let's see....80 feet is 960 inches cut into 9 inch slabs yields 107 slabs. If 9 to 10 plugs come out of each slab, then that's allot of turning, sealing and painting.
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Has anyone here got one of these. Same concept as Roccus' but less work. I quess they sell for $40 plus shipping and you need to supply the drill. I was just getting ready to make one and was looking for a dedicated drill for it-then I found the Jorgensen- drill powered mini-lathe
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:06 PM
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Hey guys, here are some pics of a homemade lathe I made in about 2 hours that works pretty good. My uncle gave me the motor which originally had a grinding wheel on it so I modified it to turn plugs. I use my dremel and sand paper to shape the plugs and I can usually turn 5-6 per hour. I have had some luck with my own plugs catching a bunch of bluefish and hooking up with a yellowfin tuna on a trip to the 100 square with the squid plug. I was using a rod with only 15lb test mono and even though it was only a 20lb fish it stripped all the line off and lost the fish and the plug. It felt good to hookup with a tuna on my own handmade plug. I figured i would post some pics to give some ideas on how to make your own lathe. Good luck this season and tight lines. Paul
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