It's been a while. I think I'm just too lazy to upload photos. :-)
Some of you guys already saw the pictures on FB. Anyway, here are some pics I took while making those peal shell crazy minnows.
Blanks were cut using table saw, I love this power tool!
And then come to the shaping step. The more precisely you carved, the less dust you will get from sanding. I definitely hate sanding!
But I got to do it :-)
Then sealed with epoxy, that's 12 hours wait! I have plenty work to do during waiting time, since this time is for pearl shell lures.
Fun part started by doing diamond cut. The shell is so fragile, it's a good idea to put double-side tape on the back.
And here is a great video of how to do the diamond cut from Solarfall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIFRBN3wWz8
One trick I use is to cut the shell as light as possible, and break it later with a plier.
Apply the shell to the lure and coat another layer epoxy ( maybe more layers, depends on how thick you applied)
Carve the gill plates and give a simple black and white on back and belly. And final coat of epoxy, you are done! Enjoy!