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Project by pappyjohn posted 04-20-2008 11:55 PM 2230 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello All, here’s a project that I did over the winter, I took some pieces of clear pine (3/4×3/4×1 1/2 inches) and tried my hand at creating some fishing lures. I used an Exacto knife and carved out the figures after I had pencil drawn them onto the wood. I had a couple of the grandchildren help me paint the designs, one rule the more colorful the better, and wha-la masterpieces. I then used little eyescrews and put the hooks on, then clamped them tight with pliers. We tried them down at the little stream and they actually float and dart about pretty darn good. Oh, almost forgot We used spray poly to coat them good, to make them water tight. Hopefully we’ll get to use them this spring.

-- Your Brother in WoodWorking John, Pittsburgh , PA.

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#1 posted 04-21-2008 12:43 AM


A wounderful assortment for the fish to feast upon. I can picture the painting party to get them looking the way they do. Good luck!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#2 posted 04-21-2008 01:22 AM

You ought to go into business John. Excellent job by you & the grandkids.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 04-21-2008 01:40 AM


These are nice lures and it was a great idea to get the grandchildren involved in them as well. I am sure that it gave them a sense of pride and accomplishment to help Grandpa out. Now put these to the test with the grandchildren. Although it may be difficult to take all of them fishing at the same time. But I bet it would be interesting. :)

Thanks for the post. I really appreciate it.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 04-21-2008 02:33 AM

Thanks Guys, and I definetly plan to get out to the lake with the kids in the very near future. Yeah know it doesn’t even matter if the fish don’t bite, its the Quality Time you get to spend.

-- Your Brother in WoodWorking John, Pittsburgh , PA.

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#5 posted 04-21-2008 02:47 AM

What a great idea and project to do with your grandchildren.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 04-21-2008 02:47 AM

Good looking lures. Let us know how they work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 04-21-2008 06:40 AM

You won’t remember the fish caught with them, but you will remember the fun with the kids and time well spent making them.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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