Ironwood for lures?

Discussion in 'Lure Building' started by Kim, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. Kim

    Kim Senior Member

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    Has anyone tried using Ironwood for making sinking stick baits?
     
  2. radeck

    radeck Active Member

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    Is that Brazilian ironwood, commonly known as Pau Ferro? I think it's a type of tone-wood used in guitar fretboards like maple and rosewood.
     

  3. Gorge

    Gorge Junior member

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    American Hornbeam. I pity your woodworking tools lol
     
  4. HungryJack

    HungryJack Member

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    twice as heavy as other wood used for plugs.
    pain in the ass to turn on a lathe.
    dull tools quickly.
    some species of "ironwood" the dust is toxic.
    so heavy for its size, limits builders ability to add lead to change/tune action.

    might be an ideal choice for slow pitch jigs
    to be used in shallower water.
    slower sink rate than lead,
    extends flutter time.
     
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  5. Kim

    Kim Senior Member

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    Thank for the insights HJ, appreciate it.