i have a lathe and everything i need as far as tools for making plugs, but i have a few questions. what wood is best? i have some blanks of mahogany and oak, are they good? after i turn the lure and drill a hole for the through wire, do i paint and seal it before i put the wire in? and also when it comes time to paint, does it really make a difference to use an airbrush? and one more thing, whats best for sealent?