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hey there i was just wondering about the top water popper how long is it thanks

Sorry for the delayed response... the popper is about 2 5/8" long.

dear sir i would love to talk on the phone with you about a project im working on that could be good for both of us !!! im not selling anything im need a service i think you could help me with concerning lures and molds . i own a tool and die shop my name is John Clouse im from batesville arkansas my cell is 870 613 0933 my offfice is 1 800 276 2550 ,, i only ask for a few minutes of your time i think we are a fit for each other call me anytime thanks

Thanks for reaching out but unfortunately I don't have time to do custom work for others right now.

Hi Steve ,I have down loaded and printed the antique well hand pump gaden fountian, I would like to thank you for the files and hard work, It will look good in my garden
One question I wood like to ask is where the filter body fits into the project
Cheers Ken

The filter was just used on the water pump I used to make water flow through the fountain. It's not really needed for a static display but you can see how I used it here https://www.theneverendingprojectslist.com/3dprintingprojects/gardenfountain/

Greetings. Could you make the open crab mold with another injection mold?

no tengo medio de como comprarte un stl

salut ca vas,
merci pour t on moulinet de peche petite question a quoi sert les cliquer merci

The clicker is part of the drag system. It keeps the spool from free spinning and causes resistance to fight the fish.

Le clicker fait partie du système de traînée. Il empêche la bobine de tourner librement et provoque une résistance pour combattre le poisson.

I love your ROV Kort Nozzle design. I would like to play with the profile a little. Is it possible to get the CAD drawing?

Thank You,
Jim McDonnell
jmrobotics@pacbell.net

Sorry the CAD files are not available.

Hi. I'm a college student in Connecticut and I work in an engineering lab that uses Solidworks and Preform for 3D printing. My dad is a big fisherman and I was really wanting to print him some of your designs for a Christmas gifts. I don't know much about lures but I see you used #10 hooks and #2 split rings. I know my dad has pliers I can use when putting them together but it there anything else I need? Do you super glue the halfs together? Is there anything else I should know? Thank you so much!

Hi. I'm a college student in Connecticut and I work in an engineering lab that uses Solidworks and has a 3D printer. My dad is a big fisherman and I was really wanting to print him some of your designs for a Christmas gifts. I don't know much about lures but I see you used #10 hooks and #2 split rings. I know my dad has pliers I can use when putting them together but it there anything else I need? Do you super glue them together? Is there anything else I should know? Thank you so much!

Hey Steve, I saw after I printed one how the jig head rests inside. Problem is I do not use or have jigs that have a shaft that long. Printed the other one so I will just pour instead.

No thanks for the one with the insert, appreciate the offer!

Pat

Hey Steve, Hope all is well! I just bought and downloaded your crawfish mold. Is there suppose to be an insert for the jighead? I do not see a .stl file for it.

Thanks,

Pat

I don't think I uploaded the version with the little ball insert as it really didn't work out that well but if you really want it I can try to find the files.

Hey Steve,

I have brushed on both UV and BSI epoxy and got great results! You are right LOL I do not think the fish care! I am hoping the molds will last longer.

Pat

Hey Steve, just curious, have you ever coated the molds with epoxy or UV resin? I would think that it would provide an extra layer of heat resistance as well as a sheen?

TIA

Pat

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It would... I haven't used epoxy/UV but I have tried high temp engine spray paint and it worked well and does add a shine to the finished baits. It can take away from any detail though but on the other hand it would cover layer lines so it depends on what your going for. Overall though I really don't do this because I don't think the fish care either way and I'm more about catching fish than fisherman.

Thanks Steve, awesome as usual! I will purchase some molds shortly and post the pics!

Pat

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Hi Steve, I have been following you for quite awhile and downloaded some of your files from Thingiverse. Thank you for all you do! I just started printing and hand pouring soft plastics with ok results so far but am interested in trying injection. What type of injector are you using and what temp is the plastic?

Ever melt a mold?

TIA!

Pat

Hi Pat,

The injectors I use are homemade but you can buy injectors at places like Basstackle.com. I have melted molds in the past while I was still figuring all this stuff out but I haven't melted one in a long time since I figured out what actual works best. I make sure to inject the plastisol at around 300°F (with PLA molds) I made a video showing my whole process which can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FeUszxAK8s

-Steve

Hola! Te comenté un modelo, no entiendo mucho de la plataforma. Me interesa saber si lo podés modificar para venderme el modelo.

I downloaded your 2-5 crankbait design set to have a well fleshed out comparable. Thanks for all your unintended help. I enjoy watching your complete works from YT, IG and here. Well done!

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Awesome let me know how it works out for you.

Hello, Mr. Thone. I recently purchased one of your projects, and I am very satisfied with the results. I just finished printing the "HALF OUNCE SWIMBAIT JIGHEAD MOLD BOX".
I noticed that in your project you specified that the jighead is about a half ounce. I would like to print a quarter ounce(14g) mould too, but I want to make some small changes. I would like to print fewer jigheads in one mould, position them a bit differently for convenience, and for different types of hooks.
It's very hard to work with an .stl file though, so in that case I was wondering if you can email me a .step file, or something similar.
Thanks in advance,
Pasca Ciprian
p_cipri@yahoo.com

Are you using Fusion 360?

Merci pour votre réponse. je peut l'importer dans fusion mais impossible de modifier le fichier. Je peut faire mes croquis mais je peut pas vider les zones de mon croquis. comme si le fichier était verrouillé.
Thank you for your answer. I can import it in merge but cannot modify the file. I can do my sketches but I can't empty the areas of my sketch. as if the file was locked.

In Fusion360 if you click on "FILE" then "Upload" you will be able to select the Stencil Blank.STEP file from your computer to import into fusion where you can then use your own sketches to cut out what ever patterns you would like to make your own stencil designs.

Dans Fusion360, si vous cliquez sur "FILE" puis "Upload", vous pourrez sélectionner le fichier Stencil Blank.STEP de votre ordinateur à importer dans la fusion où vous pourrez ensuite utiliser vos propres croquis pour découper les motifs que vous souhaitez. faites vos propres dessins de pochoirs.

bonjour merci pour le travail effectué. je viens d'acheter vos fichiers et je voulais faire une nouveau pochoir avec le fichier que vous avez mis a disposition (Square Bill Stencil Blank.STEP) mais impossible de le modifier avec fusion 360, ni auto cad. pouvez vous mettre a disposition sous le format .f3z
I just bought your files and I wanted to make a new stencil with the file you provided (Square Bill Stencil Blank.STEP) but it is impossible to modify it with 360 merge nor with auto cad can you make it available in .f3z format.

oh ok thanks, i´m going to download fusion and i´m going to try to make something because i have no idea how to use that jejeje.

Thanks :)

I don't sell the actual design files I only sell the stl's for the finished molds. I can tell you the head part of that lure was done in Fusion 360's sculpt environment (which unfortunately I did not show the making of in that video because it was from a previous bait.) The Sculpt environment in Fusion is more like molding clay by pushing and pulling points and lines so it's not something you would be able to do in Solidworks (at least not using the normal CAD work flow). They do have add on's for SW where you can do that but they are expensive so you would be better of downloading Fusion and trying it in there. I do plan on making a video of that workflow in fusion but it might be some time before I get around to it.

Hi, I would like to buy you the design of the jig head i saw on youtube, here´s the head what i´m talking about https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T69jDqK38Fw 13:18 I make my lure designs but i can´t make lure head designs, don´t know how with SW :( I would like that design so i can see how you did it and try to make my jig heads.

Thanks