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jigginjim

Molding Material

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What you some you using to make your molds? Mine have normally been alum.

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My brother made us a mold for jigs and he used a chunk of aluminum. It worked great and the heat seemed to dissipate pretty fast. We were fishing down by Red Wing and I was kicking his behind on the walleye's with this jig and I did not know where I bought it and we could not find it anywhere so my brother who is a CNC machinist makes up a mold for 2 jigs. It was slightly heavier then a 3/8 with a V front so that it rode through the current better.We painted up a bunch and went to the river and I kicked his behind again. Here I had made big black eyes on my jigs using a golf tee that I snipped the end off of and it made that much of a difference that I had to give him some of mine that day.

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Do-It makes a blank mold body for carving out custom jig cavities. That would be a good place to start.

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I use mainly aluminum molds for standard jigs and sinkers. I also use vulcanized silicone and rtv silicone for custom projects. The rtv silicone will break down from the heat eventually. The nice thing about the rtv is you can replicate anything. You can use it to cast resin,low melt metals, and plastics.

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Has anyone tried larry dahlbergs molding material?

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