A stamp for cutting flakes on homemade spinners, die sizes, simple ways to paint homemade spinners in the field.

To give homemade baits a more attractive look and subtlety, it is good to cut scales on them. To do this, make a notch die in three different sizes: for large, medium and small baubles. 

A stamp for cutting flakes on homemade spinners, die sizes, simple ways to paint homemade spinners in the field.

As a material, a fragment of a large file is well suited. It must be released, glowing to a glow. Then, with the greatest possible accuracy, you need to mark the drilling centers. After drilling, the die is chamfered. On the opposite side of the bevel, the flakes are processed with a file so that the working surface of the die is a wavy strip of the same width.

Sizes of stamps for cutting flakes on homemade spinners.

A stamp for cutting flakes on homemade spinners, die sizes, simple ways to paint homemade spinners in the field.

After machining, the die must be hardened. The metal heats up to white heat and falls into cold water. After hardening, it is necessary to give the metal tempering to give it some viscosity. To do this, the die is heated in a sand bath until a straw-colored discoloration appears. The working surface of the stamp must be polished.

A stamp for cutting flakes on homemade spinners, die sizes, simple ways to paint homemade spinners in the field.

Notch flakes for homemade spinners using stamp.

Notches are produced as follows. Take a die in the left hand, and with a sufficiently strong blow, strike a lure into the right hammer, moving the die after each stroke one move (scale height) left or right. When notching between the billet blank and the anvil, it is necessary to put a duralumin plate. A notch of one spoon-bait with a known skill takes no more than one minute.

Simple ways to paint homemade spinners in the field.

Methods for painting homemade spinners are different. Some of them are simple, some require more serious knowledge and skills. So, for example, in the field, fishermen often paint baubles over the candle flame. But the soot of the light is washed off very quickly.

Somewhat more effective is another way. The petal of the white baubles is carefully polished, after which it is placed on a charcoal. After a while, there are discrepancies on it, after which the petal must be quickly cooled in oil – it will become darker.

If you need to return the original shine to copper or brass spinners, it should only be peeled with half a raw potato. In principle, homemade spinners can be given almost any color, but this process is already somewhat more complicated and requires some knowledge of chemistry and electroplating.

Based on the materials of the book “Fishing tackle and do-it-yourself hunting equipment. Production and repair “.
Storozhev Konstantin.

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