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Old 01-30-06, 01:48 PM   #1
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Default Handmade, flatsided cranks for sale

I make custom,wooden, flatsided, basswood crankbaits and need to sell some to keep the wife off my back. These are 2.5 in long,run about 6 to 8 ft, have fiber board lips, all stainless hardware, triple grip hooks and are coated with 2 part epoxy for durability. You will be hard pressed to find a higher quality handmade. These baits have been working extremely well on N. Ga, and S.C. lakes like Hartwell, Russell and Clarks Hill and should work equally well on similar bodies of water. If interested, e-mail me at kenneth266@charter.net

Here is a pic of a few: http://webpages.charter.net/kenneth2...06standard.jpg
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Old 01-30-06, 02:10 PM   #2
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I have many like that , but not as much bill, how much do you want per lure? and whats shipping going to cost to ohio?
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Old 01-30-06, 04:02 PM   #3
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You've got my attention. Now tell me how much is it gonna' cost.
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Old 01-30-06, 04:06 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies guys. I'm asking $12.00 each. Shipping to Oh will be just a little over $2.00
I hope this doesn't give you sticker shock but, these things take a while to make and they will easily outlast cheaper plastic baits, not to mention attract more bites. Without the rattles, they're a lot more subtle and natural.

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Old 01-30-06, 05:01 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info woodster,
I think you've made a great product!..I've got many that are almost identical to yours but are for 2-4 ft range, except for those that sink.
The problem I get with them is crappie and bluegill hit them about as fast as I can get them to the bassey area, but I sure like that paintjobs on em!
Good Luck with your endevours.
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Old 01-30-06, 06:04 PM   #6
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To expensive for me. I use to make crankbaits and know how long they take to make. My luck would be first cast a pickeral bitting it off.
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Old 01-30-06, 09:52 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies.
I don't blame you, $12.00 is a lot to fork out for something that you might lose at anytime. Any cheaper though and I'd be giving them away, no joke. It's still a fun hobby though and a hoot to see the look on the guys face in the back of the boat when I'm reeling in 3 to 1 over his fat free shad, hehe.
Anyways, cranking season is almost upon us here in Georgia, how about where you're at?

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Old 01-31-06, 05:55 PM   #8
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Not near me.... Lakes are frozen or semi frozen.
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Old 01-31-06, 11:16 PM   #9
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Welcome to the forum!

Those are a real work of art-you do nice work.

DANG! The bait monkey saw those pictures !
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Old 01-31-06, 11:42 PM   #10
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Thanks for the welcome Rebbasser!

Looks like I'll starve to death before I sell any, hehe. Either that or my wife will kill me first!

Take care
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Old 02-28-06, 03:15 PM   #11
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I would like to purchase some from you with no rattles in them.I can be contacted at silkaffairs@sbcglobal.net.Thanks.
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Old 02-28-06, 03:40 PM   #12
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Ol' Woody, I would like to purchase some of your crankbaits. What colors are available? Mechanically, how do we work this? Should I send payment to you? I cannot send payment until next Friday but I am hoping that you can put two on hold for me.
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Old 02-28-06, 03:41 PM   #13
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Ol' Woody, by the way . . . your lures look great. It will be hard to take them out of my tackle box and actually fish them.
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Old 02-28-06, 03:47 PM   #14
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OlWoody, you can e-mail me direct at rtm@delmazz.com. I am very excited to purchase a couple of those beautiful cranks. The bait monkey is telling me that I should buy three.
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Old 03-01-06, 10:38 AM   #15
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Woody, I'll help you out with the wife, send me an email to slaforce@sbcglobal.net
I would email you, but not really supposed to here from work. I'll take two off your hands. I'd like to try one, and my bassingal partner would like one I'm sure,
Good Luck
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Old 03-15-06, 01:34 PM   #16
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Thanks guys,

1st...thanks so much for the compliments.

2nd...Sorry it took so long to respond. Haven't checked back here in a while. I thought there was going to be no interest in these but, wow!
Anyways, I put together a website because it was wearing me out re-typing the colors over and over in e-mails. The website is http://olwoody.com. So far, I just have the medium divers ready that I mentioned here but, the deep divers and the shallow are in the works. It's a work in progress so don't bash me too bad, hehe.
As for the price, I told everyone $12.00 ea but on the website they are $12.95 due to the cost of running a merchant acount website. BUT, since I have told everyone $12.00, I will ship for free through June to offset and to keep people from thinking I'm wishy washy. The money saved on shipping will definitely be more than $1.00 ! You will actually be getting each lure cheaper than $12.00. Please check it out and let me know what you think.

Take care,

Ken

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Old 03-15-06, 03:17 PM   #17
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i am making my own to now just got to find a pattern that works good
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Old 03-15-06, 05:45 PM   #18
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nice job ol' woody. maybe when i get better at this we can join up, eh? finishing bassintxlady's lure today... nice lookin lures, id buy some but im broke
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Old 03-15-06, 05:45 PM   #19
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oh and is there any reason you use basswood and not balsa?
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Old 03-15-06, 06:04 PM   #20
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cranky the majority of wooden baits are easily carved out of basswood
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Old 03-15-06, 06:53 PM   #21
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are they reall? i dont know, i find basswood hard to carve. but with my new rotary tol. i should try it... does basswood have any advantages over balsa?
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Old 03-15-06, 09:54 PM   #22
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Where can I buy basswood?
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Old 03-15-06, 10:03 PM   #23
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online, or at home depot or lowes. i get it from my junior engineering class, but it didnt work with the X-acto knives. and anybody know why epoxy can get all bubbly? i coated the lure, and the top got all foamy with te epoxy
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Old 03-15-06, 10:44 PM   #24
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Wrong temperture or to much of the resin.
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Old 03-16-06, 11:26 AM   #25
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We use basswood because it is a lot togher but, still maintains the same action as balsa. Balsa is very soft, absorbs water more easily, and takes much more weight to balance properly. It also has to be sealed twice. Some of the crankbait manufacturers that use balsa actually have disclaimers that state their lures will break in half if too much pressure is exerted on them when hung up. Now, this is not to say that balsa won't work because it does catch the heck out of fish but, one has to realize up front that they are delicate.
On the epoxy problem, it sounds like your lure may not have been dried good enough before coating or you mixed the epoxy into a froth and then applied to your lure. Always make sure your lure is completely dry, at least 24 hrs, measure equal amounts of epoxy, only use plastic or something non porous to mix it. The epoxy will have small bubbles after mixing. These will disappear simply by exhaling over the mixture. Blow lightly over the mixed epoxy and you will see the bubbles float to the top and burst. One other tip, mix your epoxy on a flat surface and not in a cup. It will last longer and be easier to remove bubbles prior to coating.
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