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Old 04-26-2008, 09:38 AM
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O.K. here's another idea for all the plug builders here.

I get all the white cedar I can haul from a local fence company. Up to 8X8.
I'll supply all the pre-cut blanks. Anyone that wants in gets 12 squares 1 3/4 X 1 3/4 10 inches long. We each make 12 differant plugs. Swimmers and surface. 6 of each. 2 of your swimmers need to be jointed. All your plugs are the same paint scheme. At the summit next March a table will be set up with all the entries to be judged and voted on by the attendies. Prior to the table judging all the plugs will be tested where ever open water can be found for swimmability, and action.
Winner gets a custom 10 foot Lami BSB 2M, already being built.
I can mail out the blanks or deliver them at the gatherings if you are going to make it to one or more.
You keep your plugs or we can auction them off for future awards, Ideas?
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Old 04-26-2008, 10:27 AM
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i like that idea...you already gave me enough wood to cover 12 plugs, so i guess i can begin the process of design and testing over the summer when i cant make the journey to the water.
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Old 04-26-2008, 08:11 PM
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Do you mean to tell me I need to make more wood chips....

I can handle 12 plugs for the March summit. My problem will be trying to find a place to water test when everything is solid.

I'm in.
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Old 04-27-2008, 06:55 AM
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The advantage to starting now, with an, I'm in, is you get the next 8 months to work on perfection. I'm actually going to give each person 24 blanks in case of screw ups you got extra.
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Old 04-30-2008, 01:34 AM
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Im in... but since these might be some of my first plugs, Im gonna need a helluva lot of blanks... You've seen my turning ablilities

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Old 04-30-2008, 07:16 AM
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for those of you planning on making plugs all summer, be sure to have a means of controling the moisture in the plug blanks, the H2O content from summer humidity will effect the action of the plug and adhesion of the finish... just something to consider...

It sounds like a fun Idea,good luck everyone... I just dont have the time until October..
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:58 AM
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I'd love to get in on this and learn the ropes of plug building, but don't yet have a shop set up. If someone would be willing to let me hang out in their shop for a while and learn with their tools, then I'm in. I know my way around most shop tools OK, but lathe and airbrush would be new to me. I'll bring the beer, pay for materials and whatever else...
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:53 AM
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Jake, I think I might know of a place... If you don't mind travelling the Gunny is teaching a few of us the ropes and trust me he would love to have ya hangin' out

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Old 04-30-2008, 11:07 AM
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be careful though! Once you start doing it you might end up selling everything in your basement and scouring craigslist for Lathes, drill presses, saws and dust collectors....

not that I would know..I mean I am just saying that might happen...:)

Gee thanks alot Gunny!
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Old 04-30-2008, 11:18 AM
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anytime jacob..youre more than welcome to spend some time tinkering around in my dungeon.
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Old 05-15-2008, 02:04 AM
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I just got a Lathe from my uncle, I had two but couldn't get either of them to work (glad they were free...) This one though is amazing... Its a pretty decent Jet still new in the box... Retails for around 700... Gotta love free stuff... Hopefully will be turning real soon.

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Bryan...Good luck with the lathe. I know you will have fun making wood chips.
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:11 AM
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Haha, thanks Rick, Ive got a good guy teaching me so the learning curve shouldn't be that bad although Ive got a ton to learn... Im just glad Ive got a lake in my backyard to test them in as the weighting and swimmability is foreign to me and it's gonna be trial and error... Plus with all of the info from Roc... Boy I owe a lot of people a lot

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Old 05-15-2008, 06:18 PM
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The greatest payback is watching the student achieve success.
When I see a fish brought to shore on a custom rod you wrapped, on a plug you turned and tuned and painted, then I will have achieved payment in it's greatest form.
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:30 PM
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There are good and bad teachers. Also good and bad students. When you have a good teacher with a good student that wants to learn, then you have something. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, but teach him and he's set for life.
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