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Mini Reapers Soft Plastic Fishing Mold

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3D model description

This is a mold for making small Mini Reaper Style soft plastic fishing lures. The finished baits are a little less than 4" long. Molds have a standard 5/8" (.64") injection port.

This is a 3D printed plastic mold so you have to be careful with your temps and injection pressure. I printed this mold in PLA+ and try to inject my Plastisol at or around 300°. (I use Dead On Plastix's brand of Plastisol) You also need to use very little pressure on the injector when shooting these types of mold. If you use a lot of pressure when injecting a 3D printed Mold... you can/will blow through the mold. Start light and work up with the pressure if you do not get a full injection or you have bubbles. It's better to have a misformed bait or two than ruin the mold.

The Video link below shows How to Inject a 3D Printed Mold, I'd recommend watching before purchasing my molds.

Lure Mold Print Bed Area Sizes
3 Cavity (Both Halves) = 5"x5"
8 Cavity (Each Half) = 5" x 5.5"
16 Cavity (Each Half) = 8.5" x 5.5" (I have not personally printed this one yet as estimated print times for each half were 20+ hours)

I fish these with a 5/32 oz custom made Bullet Jig Head. As I bonus I have included the files for the master mold box I use for making the jig heads. (see for more info on making the jig heads.

Both mold haves of the Jig Head mold can be printed in a 4.5" x 4.25" bed area and each mold half requires about 1.9 oz of silicone to fill.

The actual molds are poured from Mold Max 60 silicone and fit Size 2 Mustad 32756 Classic Aberdeen 90-Degree Bend Extra Strong Short Shank Jig Hooks. The bait keepers are bent from .031 safety wire.

NOTICE - My files and designs are all Copyrighted © and are exclusively for private and personal use. Even if you purchased these files that Copyright means you are NOT allowed to sell the model or any derivative of the model for economic or financial gain. For example, you cannot sell the digital model, a derivative or adaptation of that model, nor can you sell prints of the model. I do however grant permission for persons who purchase any soft bait molds to sell the rubber soft baits you make with one of my printed soft bait molds.... but again you CAN NOT sell the actual models of the baits.

3D printing settings

I print these molds in PLA+ with the following settings
(You'll have to experiment with what material and settings work best for you.)

Filament = eSUN PLA+ Temps = 210/60

Process 1
Layer Height = .20
Top Solid Layers = 8
Bottom Solid Layers = 3
Outlines/Perimeter Shells = 5
Start Printing at Height = N/A
Stop Printing at Height = 9mm

Process 2
Layer Height = .10
Top Solid Layers = 15
Bottom Solid Layers = 3
Outlines/Perimeter Shells = 5
Start Printing at Height = 9mm
Stop Printing at Height = N/A

3D printer file information

  • Design number: 226585
  • 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
    • Bullet Mold Left.stl
    • Bullet Mold Right.stl
    • Mini Reaper 16 Mold Left.stl
    • Mini Reaper 16 Mold Right.stl
    • Mini Reaper 3 Mold Left.stl
    • Mini Reaper 3 Mold Right.stl
    • Mini Reaper 8 Mold Left.stl
    • Mini Reaper 8 Mold Right.stl

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  • Publication date: 2020-11-12 at 00:07


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