decoy making question, fins

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  1. michael marrs

    michael marrs

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    I have made a few dekes,, some pretty good, some butt ugly. I carve the tail, and put the fins on the bottom. I am wanting to make a pike deke, and want to insert the fins, what do you guys use to cut the slots, thanks, no hurry. I have seen this rotary tool, that looks like it might

    have the perfect slot tool
     
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    I use a wood burner with razor bade in it
     
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    Heat with a torch and push it in. Screenshot_20180423-115115.jpg

    WB10
     
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    I just use my Stanley utility knife with reckless abandon. We have ten fingers for a reason right lol
     
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    haha actually thoght of my stanley, I laid carpet for 35 years, so that knife is very familiar, and I also have all 10 lol
     
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    also, I have seen these small led submersible lights with a 72 hr batt, life, I think that would be very cool in the side for murky water
     
  7. jasonmichalski

    jasonmichalski Darkhouse Ninja

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    I found if I cut the lead chambers first it’s a lot less work for the swim fins, I used to burn them all in but I’d break a lot of pen tips, so I started using advise I got from a few older carvers, I use a diamond cutting wheel on my micro hand set for my Dremel tool for the swim fins it’s fast and easy but for the decorative fins that aren’t leaded inplace, I still used my wood burner but with a fine tip on the pen so the fit tighter. It’s the small thin diamond cut off wheel for the older style screw top mandrel.


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    jasonmichalski Darkhouse Ninja

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    Jason Roberts was toying with the same idea he sent me a video last winter of one he was tank testing.


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