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 Post subject: Nor Vise Dubbing Brush Table DIY
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:41 pm 
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Tom made a very nice set of modifications to his machine. Several folks have been talking about ways to make dubbing brushes. All this got me thinking about it again. Looked at Norman's table he sells to go with the vise. I wasn't sure I liked $50 per. Did a set of drawing and some bartering with the machine shop teacher. Came out with this.

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 Post subject: Re: Nor Vise Dubbing Brush Table DIY
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:00 pm 
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Looks nice. Much better than buying one and it's custom for your set-up. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Nor Vise Dubbing Brush Table DIY
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:23 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Nor Vise Dubbing Brush Table DIY
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:51 pm 
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To make a dubbing brush using Nor Vise and Norman's technique you run your wire thru a hook eye or a optional loop. Lay one side of the wire over the dubbing table (what we copied :) ) and lay the material on the strand. Lay the other strand over the mat'l and the wire to form a loop of sorts. Hold the two end of the wire and spin the vise. Here a video of Norman demonstrating it.

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 Post subject: Re: Nor Vise Dubbing Brush Table DIY
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:25 am 
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Brad....looks like it should work fine in conjunction with your vise.....the two biggest things I found were that you needed to be able to move the platform out of the way allowing the materials to spin freely (or they would bind up in the brush) and to be able to allow a little give while spinning so that the wire does'nt break prematurely.....looks like you've got both aspects covered.

On a seperate note....I picked up some "mega baitfish emulator" .....I figured I can cut it up and determine the size of the fibers in the brush.....its a bit expensive.....but it appears that I should get about 18 flies out of a package (deadhead minnows).....putting the cost at about 35 cents a piece.....not terrible....but I'm gonna be on the lookout for cheap material to use in dubbing brushes....If ya find anything....let us know heh?

I'll post a few pics this evening.

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 Post subject: Re: Nor Vise Dubbing Brush Table DIY
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:32 pm 
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mega baitfish emulator looks like some neat stuff according to Google. I definitely want to see what you turn it into :)

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 Post subject: Re: Nor Vise Dubbing Brush Table DIY
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Brad...the baitfish emulator is pretty much like puglisi fibers and fine flash blended together and sewn into a string....the stuff I got is about 6 inches long....so I cut it down to about two inches and put it into a brush.....can't tell much of a difference in the materials on a deadhead minnow once covered with the t-shirt paint....so I'll probably stick with the cheapest material....craft fur.....it probably will be nice for other baitfish patterns though.

heres a few I did yesterday using the baitfish emulator and wing and flash....

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baiish emulator with streamer hair and flash for the tail....

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wing and flash for the head....rabbit strip and angel hair for the tail....

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I was hoping to tie a few more today....but I got caught in a nasty white out between Cheyenne and Laraie WY. last night....spent ten hours going 80 miles :twisted: got a lot of ground to make up today. I wish the damn rookies would park thier trucks when it gets too nasty for them.

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