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Basic Carving - Carving a Fishing Lure with Cam Merkle

Basic Carving - Carving a Fishing Lure with Cam Merkle

Date and Time

Sat, Mar 28, 2020
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Cost: $65.00
including all materials, tool and jig use and taxes


The Razertip Classroom
301-9th Street North
Martensville, SK S0K 2T0

Class Description

What can you do between summer fishing and ice fishing? How about carving a custom fishing lure? You can learn basic power carving skills while carving a beautiful, functional jointed plug in this one-day class. Starting with a basswood blank and an acrylic piece for the diving plate, Cam will expertly guide you through all of the steps to carve, sand, assemble, paint and seal your choice of lure from several available patterns. You will learn how to use rotary tools to shape and sand the lure as well as how to make rigging from stainless steel wire and put it all together in a lure that is beautiful in and out of the water. A good number of painting options will be offered as well.

This is a great class for beginners and experienced carvers alike. Class runs from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. There will be a 45-minute break for lunch - participants can bring a bag lunch or there are several fast-food options in Martensville (A&W, McDonalds, Subway, Tim Horton's, DQ, Taco Time, etc.) if you prefer. Coffee and tea will be provided, but please bring your own mug.

About the Instructor: Cam Merkle

Cam Merkle is the owner and president of Razertip Industries Inc. and Saskatchewan's only Wildfowl Master Artist. He has been teaching bird carving since 1984 and has been a teacher, judge and competitor with his carvings at shows and carving events all over North America. An avid bird observer and photographer, Cam has over 40 photo reference books and 2 pattern and photo books currently in print with more in the works. He's also built 3 beautiful wooden kayaks and loves fishing from his Chesapeake 18 kayak. A word of warning if you're thinking of taking a class from him - his passion for carving can be contagious.

Carving a Fishing Lure with Cam Merkle

Carving a Fishing Lure


The Razertip classroom is proud to be outfitted with tools from the following companies:

Razaire 530 Dust Collectors

Foredom Flex Shaft Tools

Argofile Micromotors

Saburrtooth Carbide Rotary Tools