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Old 04-10-2007, 08:11 AM
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here is a pic of a bunch of hand carved bunker I am making for a swap.

basic outline was traced on cardboard off of a peanut bunker last fall.

transfered to a wood patteren.. it took a little experimentation to get the balance proper, there is no swim lip, the plug depends on it's head slope to give it action.... these plugs make the rod tip litteraly vibrate...Extra detail is carved out with a dremal tool.

they will be foil finished and painted then epoxied...
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:59 AM
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how cool is that...bunkah for the bass! i gotta try that whole foil thing out, it looks friggin cool.
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Old 04-10-2007, 12:35 PM
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Been staring at them for a few minutes now.
Made a few assumptions.
Hook attatchment with screw eyes?
About 4 inches long?
Is there a total target weight that you're shooting for?
Hope you'll post a finished pix with dressing when done.

I'm learning. (S)
Nice! I like 'em.
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Old 04-10-2007, 12:49 PM
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https://www.stripers247.com/phpBB2/showthread.php?t=7495

heres a link where roc explains what he uses in his bunker plugs.
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Floatsum.. you have a keen eye.

4" long, 1 ounce when foil finished.

yes screw eyes but, once the plug is foiled and painted, I seal the paint with envirotex spray... The holes for the screw eyes are drilled to have about a 1/32 pocket, I put a drop of marine 2 part epoxy into the hole with a tooth pick, I then insert the 1" screw eyes, 24 hours latter, I string the plugs up in the spinner and apply 2 thin coats of e-tex (12 hours appart) beight care full not to clog the screw eyes, the screw eyes become part of the plug... they will never come out... if by chance the e-tex clogs the eye, I use a tiny stone on my dremel tool to remove the excess in the hole.....

Here a pic of a proto type I did earlier this year... I'll post these when I'm done.
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BUNKA!
Roc, I do like your little handcarved bunkas, I see what looks like 3 weight holes in the front of those, how much actual weight are you using, and what thickness wood are you starting with? Looks like 1/2" or maybe a tick thicker.....
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Wow look at those babies.

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I seal the paint with envirotex spray...
WHOA THERE - Let's back up the truck for a second!! - Envirotex SPRAY ?????????
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Yeah Suds,
They make a spray, I saw it a couple of days ago when I was lookin' up the stuff, it's on their website. I just bought some of the 2 part to try out, I'm dreaming up a spinner right now.
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you guys are good... Yes ED, I cut the original blank to 1/2" thick, I then draw my countours witha pencil; free hand and make the general shape with the belt sander and disc sander.. after that.. its all hand sanding.

If you look at the plug and where the front hook and pull eye are, the balance of the natural weight is to the rear of the plug, in order to get the plug to sit leval, a small amount of lead was needed to counteract the tail weight, the weight holes are 1/4" wideX 1/4" deep and the lead is poured in, I then remove what I dont need with a 1/4 forshner bit, it's a very small amount of weight , three small split shots would probably do it, I do it this way to get the most out of each plug, I test them all before foiling because of the amount of work involved...

I painted 5 last night that are ready for final epoxy,I'll post some pics in the morning...

Yes Suds, Envirotex makes a spray... stinky stuff ,but dries in seconds, I use it instead of poly for my scratch coat, less of a chance of yellowing, they developed it for scrapbookers to seal their work... says right on the label good for use under E-tex two part...
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Roc-
Thanks for posting the finished pic.
Was sort of what I was shooting for in shape, but my rigging / set up would of been totally different and probably wrong.
Was thinking a moderately deeper(?) running slow jerk bait.
I'll be doing a lot of "testing" I think for awhile (S).
However, think I'm off with a bit of a head start (of sorts) now.
Think (?) I know which way is "up" now for a start.
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Floatsum,

I will post the pics of some of the ones I finshed last night, seems I forgot my cable to transfer the pictures to my 'puter...


you never know what might work, you have to try different things, once you figure out your shape, you can always fit it with a lexan lip, buy a sheet of lexan at Home depot or Lowes, make a template and cut it out witha jig saw (fine tooth blade) or a scroll saw...

just remember when your making a proto type, dont wory about sealers or fancy wood, use screw eyes to simplfy your process, as things evolve you will get to a point where you will be doing more trial and less error!
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