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#1 ash13brook

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 07:17 AM

I'm going to my local dollar store for flip flops for poppers. Does the color of the flip flop go clear through (black flip flops=black poppers, yellow=yellow...) or do I buy any color and paint the popper whatever color I need?
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Posted 21 July 2017 - 07:24 AM

Get white & use sharpies to color.Usually olive or chartruse with scattered black dots.

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 07:29 AM

The color is usually solid through.


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 12:31 PM

flip flops come in multiple layers of color not just one solid color

 

go to your local dollar store and see what they have in stock

 

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 04:45 PM

Go to Walmart first.  Our local one has a big box by the shoe department.  About a dozen different colors, $.98 a pair.

 

You can buy multi-color/multi-layer ones like flytire posted above, but every pair I've bought from Walmart or the Dollar Tree is the same color through and through.  And they are colorfast ... I've never had one bleed or fade.


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#6 ash13brook

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 01:07 PM

Thanks, I'll probably go on a popper making binge, now.
Oh, well. My wife needs something roll her eyes at.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 07:15 PM

My dollar store has the garden knee pads. They are thicker than the cheap flip flops.  And I bought a plug dowel kit at Lowes. 4 bits, 1/4 to 5/8". Got tried of using copper pipe. Now I drill out as many as I need fast. 



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Posted 15 August 2017 - 09:26 PM

plug dowel kit...great idea! thanks!

I found my flip flops last weekend for .50 a pair, end of summer clearance.

there must be some kind of ball type sander bit me thinks.....hmmmm more research.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 10:56 PM

plug dowel kit...great idea! thanks!
I found my flip flops last weekend for .50 a pair, end of summer clearance.
there must be some kind of ball type sander bit me thinks.....hmmmm more research.
:)

http://cayugafisher....oam_Popper_Body
Check step 20 of process for cupping face of popper.

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:52 PM

again I am indebted to you sir!

spot on perfect instructions, exactly what I was searching for that is now saved in my favs.

....and I did search quite a bit.


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#11 fshng2

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 06:28 PM

Xterrabill you are welcome.
You will have as much fun making them as you will fishing them.
Flip flop material is extremely durable. I make cylinders for poppers and use a Rotary cutter from the craft store to cut thinner flat strips to make Gurglers.

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 10:06 AM

 

plug dowel kit...great idea! thanks!
I found my flip flops last weekend for .50 a pair, end of summer clearance.
there must be some kind of ball type sander bit me thinks.....hmmmm more research.
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http://cayugafisher....oam_Popper_Body
Check step 20 of process for cupping face of popper.

 

That's a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 19 August 2017 - 07:01 PM

i started making them today.....takes a little to get used to it.

imo its better to think of your dremel as I tiny lathe, and use very fine grit sand paper, 220 is almost too rough,

440 would be a better choice to finish them with maybe.

I am able to make cupped front ends by folding the paper to a sharp point and was using a tiny pointed dremel bit as an arbor.

only lost 2.....they go flying once in a while, but the material is so soft it doesn't hurt, it actually made me laugh......ZING!!

I will post pics of a popper or 2 on my beginner thread page when I get the time.

definitely a very fun project to make these....I highly recommend it!

thanks again gents

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#14 fshng2

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 10:42 PM

Feathers5 & Xterrabill you are welcome.