Sunday, January 22, 2023

What Is The Most Sold Mold I Make

I have a hard time narrowing that down to just one mold, but there is a class or type of mold that seems to be the number one overall. [Read more…]

Sunday, January 15, 2023

What Plastic Should You Use

Its really going to depend on the bait type and the preference of the angler using it. [Read more…]

Sunday, January 8, 2023

5 Minutes ON The Water - Sunday (Jan-8-2022)

Oh, wouldn’t it be cool to throw a handful of gear in the Jeep and go hit the … [Read more…]

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Is It Worth Having a Custom Mold Made

Honestly. For most people. No. A lot of people don’t even actually want a custom mold. They just think that’s what they want.

Superior Bump Hog by CNC Molds N Stuff
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What most people want who contact me about a “custom” mold [Read more…]

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

When Should I Order Molds

If you are ordering a stock design off somebody’s website it can take from a few days to a few weeks. Don’t wait to order it the week before you need it to fill an order. Order it as soon as you can afford it.

If you want something done custom any mold maker who is any good will have a back log of work. I tell people to order summer customs during the fall. I have had from 2 to 6 months backlog of work. In fact this is what it says on my website.

Lead Times

  • Stock (Ready To Cut) designs listed on the website take 2-4 weeks to manufacture and ship. During busy times this can be a little longer.
  • Custom (new original designs unique to you) designs take anywhere from 2-6 months depending on current work load and the size & complexity of your project. Includes Custom, Non-Stock, Stock Modifications, and New Stock designs.

Sometimes Hot & Slow Is The Answer

Sometimes getting the details the customer wants in a mold there has to be a bit of a process to injecting it and getting good baits. The details on the RT45 and RT35 will easily trap air bubbles, If you run the plastic a little hotter than you run some other molds and fill the mold slowly the thinner plastic, and the extra time allow the air bubbles to float up to the vents to be squeezed out. Because you are running a hotter plastic it will shrink more as it cools. You may need to hold gentle pressure for a little while after the mold is full to prevent or reduce denting as it turns from liquid to solid.
Check Out These Molds at CNC Molds N Stuff
RT35 - Awesome Flipping and Worming Bait
RT45 - Awesome Flipping and Worming Bait