This is not for everyone, but if you want to make your lures look a bit special, and get a different action try it. The lip blank does not have to be round; it could be a coffin lip, square lip, any lip. They can be reversed (concave to convex), which will change the action and depth. Whatever former you want to use, this can also mould anything under this size to the same curve. The flat rear tab of the poly lip, can be bent (in a hair straighter) to vary the attack angle of the same shape lip on different lures. I have made six formers, two in a vertical press style (a bit complicated) and four of these this one is by far the simplest to make, and can be done with basic workshop tools. Dont expect the first one to be perfect, but if you follow the steps, you should get close, and avoid some of the mistakes I have made. Takes about 2 hours to make. This was made to suit a standard Moores lip which I generally use (size 1 x 1-5/8or 3/4 x 1-1/4). So all you need to do is make the former plates a size, that will cover all the lip blanks you want to use (within reason). It is made of brass, because it is easy to work and if you have the gear, instead of using rivets, it could be silver soldered - dont use lead solder, as the hot oil will melt it, when forming the lips. What you need: 1. Some Brass plate, about .5mm 2. Tin snips (good quality helps) 3. Flat files, fine/ coarse (jewelers files are handy too) 4. One Butt hinge (cast is best) 5. Four Pop Rivets and a gun. 6. One Paper clamp. 7. Sharp scriber (Ramset nail sharpened to a fine point is good). 8. Hack saw 9. L.P gas torch and cylinder. 10. Suitable dia steel pipe. 11. Hose clamps. 12. Pliers. 13. Hammer 14. 1/8 drill bits and drill Before you do anything, get the brass plates (2 x .5mm thick) and the lip blank you are going to use, and measure the total thickness. Get a brass hinge that has the approximately the same closed gap measurement (see Pic); this will allow the formers to press the poly lips at a parallel thickness, and not with a taper, front to back. Cut the rectangular brass plates to the size that will accommodate the lips you want to use. These plates must be square and as close as possible to the same size, the center lines must be exactly the same on each plate (scribe center lightly on all sides) Mark a common side on each plate and always use these as the face sides- if the plates are twisted or curved , flatten gently, with a hammer and pliers. Determine the depth of your normal lip slot and mark this distance (A) across the two plates. This distance can be longer than you need, but not shorter (you can grind some off the rear of the lip, but you will not be able to add poly later). This will be the flat portion of the lip. Clamp both plates, squared up, in a vice (with jaw guards) and cut slots with a hacksaw, as pictured, leaving enough in the middle to support the larger sections (pictured is 8mm wide). Clamp YOUR gal steel pipe in the vice, find the seam line and rotate it to the top - lay both plates, with their center lines ON the seam line, and have enough hose clamps to cover the full curved length. Bend the plates (by hand around the pipe) as far as possible and then clamp plates with hose clamps in unison, ensuring the plates are square and parallel to each other and the center mark is on the seam line. * If you can not bend the sheets by hand, you may have to anneal the sheets heat sheets to dull red and let it air cool (dont quench in water), this should soften the brass and it will be easier to bend. Heat sheets thoroughly with gas torch until dull red (any redder and it will melt), tighten up the hose clamps and get a wet rag and run water over brass to cool (this will re harden brass) When cooled remove and keep in the order they were formed (top, bottom), mark them top/bottom. * Because they are formed together, they each have a different radius, if you reverse this they will not be a snug fit. Check them for square and parallel (as a pair), and if needed, ONLY bend/twist the flat plates to plumb them up.