Already a week ago I started working on new iterations of an existing prototype while doing extensive sketching and drawing for two new designs. I decided to go for a classic round body shape this time, to get a better understanding of it’s particular characteristics and qualities before starting with more experimental interpretations. This lure body could work well as a popper, pencil or swisher, but it will need more testing and a few more prototypes before there will be meaningful results.

New Designs and Prototypes
Let’s see how these will work out…

Dimensions and weight of these new sketches are at around 90 mm w/ ± 21 g. In my eyes one of (if not the best) size for a wooden topwater lure. If you are aiming for lively movement and action while trying to preserve the highest possible level of convenience and casting performance, these dimensions are a perfect starting point. Wood type of choice is bass wood, but somehow I managed to find a piece that feels slightly above the average wood density one would expect from this timber. I’m curious to see how this will affect the movement.

New Designs and Prototypes
These might take a while to get finished

Just this week I got hands on a scroll-saw by Proxxon which did a great job during the early stages of the project and I’m happy to have added this one to my tiny workshop.

New Designs and Prototypes
Lure blank brought into shape with the new scroll-saw

It will be interesting to see how good the hand-carving will come along during the next “production stage”. Probably a tough task to achieve a perfect round lure body without using a lathe, but let’s see.

More updates and pictures to follow soon.

2 thoughts on “New Designs & Prototypes

  1. Tim wrote on :

    Hello,

    loving your blog!
    what program are you using for your drawings?

    thank you

  2. Christian wrote on :

    Hi Tim!

    glad you like my little diary.

    I’m starting with rough sketches on paper before switching to Adobe Illustrator to create the stencils. Working with vector-based drawings is quite handy and allows quick iterations of ideas.

    Hope this helps!
    Christian

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