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#3139882 - 04/28/12 09:35 PM homemade trapping stuff
chris jorud Offline
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Registered: 04/26/12
Loc: mn
Hey trapper's i am new to trapping and want to make as much of my own equipment as i can pic's wold be appreciated. lets make this a relly good post and help some younger trappers out.
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#3140018 - 04/28/12 11:48 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
smokedhog Offline
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Registered: 01/27/12
Loc: Arkansas
1st question for you before they get started, what kind of equipment do you have access to? I'm new as well but I'm sure this will help guide what kind of stuff you are able to do

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#3140303 - 04/29/12 10:20 AM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
CLT Offline
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Registered: 08/28/08
Loc: st. lawrence county ny
If you have the correct tools and ability you can make almost anything you would ever need.If you learn basic welding you can do a ton...
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#3140334 - 04/29/12 10:41 AM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
chris jorud Offline
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Registered: 04/26/12
Loc: mn
we have a wood shop and my dad can weld anthing.makeing the stuff is not a prolbem. i guess i was jut looking for ideas.
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#3140353 - 04/29/12 10:51 AM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
aprophet Offline
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Registered: 11/26/08
Loc: Portsmouth Va.
a 6 gallon pool clorine bucket and a duffle/sea bag you have a packbasket I still use a fair number of 24-30" rebar stakes I buy the rebar used from a salvage yard and the unplated washers from the local fastenal and make my own stakes I also use the rebar and make "drowners" for beaver
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#3140370 - 04/29/12 11:01 AM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
Old Relic Offline
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Registered: 02/08/12
Loc: Northwest, Alabama
In the wood shop you should be able to make your own stretchers, mink or weasel boxes, muskrat floats, wooden stabilizer stakes and pans for your body gripper traps.
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#3140384 - 04/29/12 11:10 AM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
Kris Myers Offline
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Registered: 10/19/10
Loc: Point Pleasant, WV
trap setters for conibears are easy to make
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#3140392 - 04/29/12 11:15 AM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
chris jorud Offline
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Registered: 04/26/12
Loc: mn
thanks any more ideas? some pics would be nice
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#3140401 - 04/29/12 11:19 AM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
kill-n-time Offline
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Registered: 02/05/12
Loc: Northern, VA
I would like to know how to make the Connie pans!

You can make your own DP's
Stakes
Multi purpose tool. For hammering/digging/pulling
Fur hangers
Mink/weasel/coni boxes
Pack basket 5 gallon works great with side bags and straps
Sifter
Skinning rig

You can make just about anything. You just have to plan ahead. T-man threads and you tube will help you with ideas and how too's.

Hope this helps

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#3140403 - 04/29/12 11:20 AM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
RiversNorth13 Offline
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Registered: 11/04/10
Loc: Gitche Gumee Wisconsin
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#3140410 - 04/29/12 11:32 AM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
last chance Offline
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Registered: 12/15/07
Loc: kansas

you will need a fleshing beam.

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#3140421 - 04/29/12 11:42 AM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
RiversNorth13 Offline
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Registered: 11/04/10
Loc: Gitche Gumee Wisconsin
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Become fast,efficient & effective.

The real "SECRET" to successful trapping.

KEEP IT SIMPLE!

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#3140519 - 04/29/12 01:35 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
jaggersr Offline
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Registered: 11/07/11
Loc: While my feet are in Indiana, ...
Been making drowner weights for the river all day. Cut old chain into 6" lengths and fill coffee cans with concrete mix. Add the chain and you got drowner weights. I take them and stash them on the river when fishing, canoeing or scouting and I do not have to haul them during trapping season and they are ready when I need them. The smaller ones I use for trotlines.


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#3140544 - 04/29/12 02:21 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
chris jorud Offline
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Registered: 04/26/12
Loc: mn
how much dose a coffee can with cement weigh. i will be makeing some next week
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#3140565 - 04/29/12 02:46 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
jaggersr Offline
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Registered: 11/07/11
Loc: While my feet are in Indiana, ...
The larger cans weigh about 12#. I usually tie a small spiece of rope to them to carry them and use quick snaps to hook drowner cables to them for beaver. Or just wire to the hook if using 14 or 11 ga for coon and mink.
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#3140766 - 04/29/12 05:50 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
chris jorud Offline
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Registered: 04/26/12
Loc: mn
i was thinking putting 2 togher with chain and quick links for beaver. how much weight do you need to dround a big beaver? ( i hope i don't have to deal with a small one. grin)
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#3140769 - 04/29/12 05:53 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
jaggersr Offline
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Registered: 11/07/11
Loc: While my feet are in Indiana, ...
I use either 2 or 3 depending on the depth and drop off.
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#3140784 - 04/29/12 06:00 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
chris jorud Offline
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Registered: 04/26/12
Loc: mn
how long should i make my drounders? what size cabel? what type of lock.
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#3140812 - 04/29/12 06:22 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
jaggersr Offline
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Registered: 11/07/11
Loc: While my feet are in Indiana, ...
What I use and it works for me. For Beaver I use 3/32 cable 8 to 10' long. I make drowner locks out of 1/2" x 1" angle cut to 3/8' wide. I attach them to my weights using double ended snaps similar to what is on a dog lead. For coon and beaver I just use wire and the same locks as discribed earlier. I use t-bar stakes to anchor at the bank. I hope this helps. When using wire make sure you wrap it several times around itself and secure it well. With alot of weight you can pull it loose trying to pull your weights from deep water and strong current. The last thing you want to do is pull it loose as it will straighted out and you will loose your weights and could loose your catch.
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#3141171 - 04/29/12 09:47 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
chris jorud Offline
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Registered: 04/26/12
Loc: mn
could i use cam locks for snares as a drounder lock, just an idea i been thinking about.
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#3141305 - 04/29/12 11:15 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
SNIPERBBB Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Loc: Rodney,Ohio
Wouldnt use cams especially on beaver/otter. Better off using an L-lock or a universal trap swivel as a drowning lock.

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#3141487 - 04/30/12 08:43 AM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
chicken Offline
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Registered: 09/15/10
Loc: UP STATE NY-Not the city!!!
Originally Posted By: chris jorud
how long should i make my drounders? what size cabel? what type of lock.



I hear this question asked alot!!! i have always had a problem on getting the right sized cable for this... Nine times out of ten I have 15ft er's. some times I need more then that water depth is so shallow. I always carry 10 ft ext. cabels. The biggest problem has always been getting the weight out in the water for me...especialy on the really sility bottoms of the swamps I trap!!

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#3141502 - 04/30/12 09:06 AM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
Peskycritter Offline
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Registered: 02/13/12
Loc: south east michigan
Colony traps a must have
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#3141507 - 04/30/12 09:10 AM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
Peskycritter Offline
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Registered: 02/13/12
Loc: south east michigan
T-bars . Ground hog just weld A peace of flat stock on a hammer . Pogo stick , earth anchor driver . Skinning machine
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#3141524 - 04/30/12 09:32 AM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
wynn hall Offline
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Registered: 12/17/08
Loc: exeter nebraska
I make my own funnel traps, here a few pics. I start with making the cone out of plastic.






They are 12 x 36 and you can really pile the rats up with them!
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#3141610 - 04/30/12 12:26 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
reddawg Offline
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Registered: 01/15/07
Loc: Kent Co. Delaware
I make a lot of my own stuff. I think the Pics are clear enough to see what they are,










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#3141650 - 04/30/12 01:04 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
Texaswats Offline
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Registered: 03/12/12
Loc: Texas
Nice lookin stuff reddawg. I like your beav troughs, very pro. Whats the yellow pole with the two hooks for?
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#3141667 - 04/30/12 01:20 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
reddawg Offline
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Registered: 01/15/07
Loc: Kent Co. Delaware
Thanks "Texas",,The troughs actually worked better than I first thought. Was afraid they'd slip and roll around. That didn't happen at all.Next year when our law changes,,maybe the troughs will get used more. The stick is used for all kinds of stuff,,,holds critters down (fox mostly) if I want to. Pulling traps back to you,,as in water sets at times. Removing debris in water (Coon sets etc). Also aids this old guy going up banks and such .. Helps me sometimes get up when I bite the dust.


Edited by reddawg (04/30/12 01:31 PM)
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#3141677 - 04/30/12 01:34 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
jaggersr Offline
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Registered: 11/07/11
Loc: While my feet are in Indiana, ...
Reddawg, I hope you don't mind but I am going to copy your grapple pole and your 110 stands. I assumne you are a machinest by trade. You have done a great job on your tools.
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#3141715 - 04/30/12 02:21 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
reddawg Offline
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Registered: 01/15/07
Loc: Kent Co. Delaware
Sure go ahead. Yes Machinist by trade. The 110 stands are really good . Their not necessary at all locals but when needed they work really well. A welded 1/4" bolt in center. Make sure your bends are at the right place. Not too far apart. It stops the trap from rotating as on a single rod. I think it's 3/16 sq. stock.Legs are 12" I think. 4.25 or 4.5 wide I don't remember. LOL you probably know how to measure.....................
BTW,,that's a ny-loc nut on those. Stops the nut from working loose over time.Back-n-forth,,back-n-forth,,,,you know the deal.Good luck!


Edited by reddawg (04/30/12 04:08 PM)
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#3141767 - 04/30/12 03:33 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
chris jorud Offline
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Registered: 04/26/12
Loc: mn
2 questons. where do you get the funnels? What would you need a funnel trap for when you could use a connoly trap. I relly like those beaver troughs. could i get the demmitions?
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#3141801 - 04/30/12 04:07 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
reddawg Offline
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Registered: 01/15/07
Loc: Kent Co. Delaware
Trough dimensions,,,,,,,,,
16ga s/s 30" long,,, 6" high,,,, Angled length is 10". There is a 1.5" return bend underneath to clamp or bolt to surface of your liking (hard to see in pic). 16" total width.
The angle is about 115*
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#3141840 - 04/30/12 04:36 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
chris jorud Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/26/12
Loc: mn
thanks reddawg. i will show that to my dad when he gets home and see if he could help me make one. i will be making a sifter in a littel bit. 10x10 2 by 4s with 1/4 mesh.
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#3141859 - 04/30/12 04:51 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
reddawg Offline
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Registered: 01/15/07
Loc: Kent Co. Delaware
Originally Posted By: chris jorud
thanks reddawg. i will show that to my dad when he gets home and see if he could help me make one. i will be making a sifter in a littel bit. 10x10 2 by 4s with 1/4 mesh.

"Chris",,,I don't know what kind of work your Dad does. But these are bent on a power break at work. He may do that type of work ,,I don't know. No way you can bend these by hand.
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#3141872 - 04/30/12 05:06 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
chris jorud Offline
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Registered: 04/26/12
Loc: mn
thanks for the connsern but he works where they make packiging equmint and have a lot of tools avalibel. i don't quite get the trapper cap idea.
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#3141957 - 04/30/12 06:28 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
BigDDL Offline
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Registered: 04/01/12
Loc: South-central North Dakota
Wynn Hall,

Are the funnels made out of slipsheets? How well do they hold up in the weather? Do they become brittle at all? Are the rats able to chew up the plastic?

I've made about two dozen square colony traps of varying sizes for use this coming season, but it seems like round funnel traps would be easier and faster to put together...

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#3142116 - 04/30/12 08:12 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
wynn hall Offline
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Registered: 12/17/08
Loc: exeter nebraska
Plastic top sheets, they seemed to hold up fine, 1st season of usin them. Rich Kaspar ran some this season, he would be a good person to ask as I know he trapped in ND. I make the cones and sell them and also sell complete traps, I will be at the NTA if you want to see them in person...Wynn
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#3142140 - 04/30/12 08:25 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: BigDDL]
chris jorud Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/26/12
Loc: mn
Originally Posted By: BigDDL
Wynn Hall,


I've made about two dozen square colony traps of varying sizes for use this coming season, but it seems like round funnel traps would be easier and faster to put together...
what size did you make them i want to try to make some.
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#3142190 - 04/30/12 08:49 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
wynn hall Offline
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Registered: 12/17/08
Loc: exeter nebraska
12x36 ,Funnel traps have a advantage over colonys in some locations, Culverts, Large den entrances, wide channels,ect. Also unlike acolony they keep catchin rats(rats will not block the doors) like colonys. Don't get me wrong, colonys work better at some locations but you will pile more rats in a funnel....Wynn
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#3151288 - 05/07/12 09:25 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
chris jorud Offline
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Registered: 04/26/12
Loc: mn
thanks for the ideas i made a sifter and getting a beaver trough made.
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#3151603 - 05/08/12 07:16 AM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
BigDDL Offline
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Registered: 04/01/12
Loc: South-central North Dakota
Chris,

The colonies I made were 6 X 24, 7 X 36, and 8 X 36. I bought a couple rolls of wire mesh, but then got lucky and picked up about 30 ft of 1 X 2 X 48 mesh at a yard sale for a buck. I originally used hog rings, but found that cage clips (from TSC) worked much better. However the crimper at TSC is junk, don't waste your money. I threw it and used a needle nosed pliers to fasten the clips.

On the door, I made the top two or so inches straight down, and then bent the angle in. In theory, this will give some room for any rats that might already be dead in the trap, and allow more to squeeze in. I say in theory because I've never used colonies but look forward to giving it a go.

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#3152246 - 05/08/12 07:19 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
G-Trapper Offline
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Registered: 11/17/11
Loc: north west missouri

i do make some stuff my self the stakes i got from work i do concrete work the small shovel is gardeners shovel with rebar handle and a bolt i welded the frost breaker is 1/2 inch bar and a wedge i ground down works well and the small bag is an old lunch box that got busted i put 1/2 inch ply wood in it and will hold most stuff i need on the line i can the rest
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#3152319 - 05/08/12 08:09 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
chris jorud Offline
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Registered: 04/26/12
Loc: mn
thanks guys i just finnished up a muskrat float. I want to make a some rebar stakes. I was woundering how long should i make them? i was thinking 24 inch but shoud i make some 30 inchers?
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#3153302 - 05/09/12 06:35 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
G-Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/17/11
Loc: north west missouri
i would u never know what u r goin to run across tou cant use what you dont have!!
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#3153377 - 05/09/12 07:18 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
NorthernOutdoors Offline
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Registered: 02/03/12
Loc: Aitkin/Stacy Minnesota. 17 y/o
I make my own rebar stakes and I make my own drowner locks for chain. Yes I know my welds aren't that good, this was the first one I made. The last few I made look a LOT nicer.


Made my own rack for drying fur


Edited by NorthernOutdoors (05/09/12 07:19 PM)
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#3162699 - 05/17/12 04:53 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
chris jorud Offline
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Registered: 04/26/12
Loc: mn
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#3163381 - 05/18/12 08:04 AM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
joemac Offline
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Registered: 08/31/10
Loc: Southern MD
Syringe pole and catch pole are both easy to make. I'm using a molle pack frame for my pack basket. Makes it a breeze to carry some weight.
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#3163431 - 05/18/12 09:06 AM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chicken]
Ron Marsh Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Loc: PA Venango Co.
Originally Posted By: chicken
Originally Posted By: chris jorud
how long should i make my drounders? what size cabel? what type of lock.



I hear this question asked alot!!! i have always had a problem on getting the right sized cable for this... Nine times out of ten I have 15ft er's. some times I need more then that water depth is so shallow. I always carry 10 ft ext. cabels. The biggest problem has always been getting the weight out in the water for me...especialy on the really sility bottoms of the swamps I trap!!

I make ADJUSTABLE LENGTH SLIDERS. Set the bottom end and adjust the top end to the desired length.
Shone on my web link.
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#3165581 - 05/20/12 07:58 AM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
jaggersr Offline
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Registered: 11/07/11
Loc: While my feet are in Indiana, ...
Not really home made but somethinng I do at home. We give our dogs old T-bones and rib bones throughout the year. Alays picking up the bleached ones out of the yard, garden , flower beds etc. I put them all in a bucket in my trapping shed and use them during the fall for eye appeal at flat sets etc. Probably have 40 or 50 of them.
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#3167402 - 05/21/12 03:25 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
chris jorud Offline
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Registered: 04/26/12
Loc: mn
THanks guy's for all the help. i would like to try to make some cabel stakes out of 1/2 pipe, dose any one have pics.
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#3167463 - 05/21/12 04:24 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
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Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: South Central Nebraska age 64
I make my own swivels, J hooks, S hooks, etc....3/4 inch heavy black pipe, cut about 1/2 inch wide drill a hole straight through, there you have a swivel/drowner that is also coyote proof...The hooks are made using Bob Custer's bender ( http://www.fntpost.com/product_detail.php?cid=&product_id=3643 ) sold by F&T sponsor of the Trap Shed here. You will be amazed at the number of things you can make with it. As a side note I only use 30D common nails for my trap line. They will hold a coyote and a coon...The 20D Common works for most but not sure a coyote could not open it...thus I use the 30D Common. Tom

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#3167825 - 05/21/12 08:41 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
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Registered: 11/17/11
Loc: north west missouri
? what r the measurements 220 and 330 setters thinking of biulding a set .
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#3184772 - 06/13/12 02:54 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
chris jorud Offline
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Registered: 04/26/12
Loc: mn
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#3346513 - 09/30/12 12:49 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
chris jorud Offline
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Registered: 04/26/12
Loc: mn
ttt
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#3346735 - 09/30/12 04:17 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
wormbobskey Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Loc: Chauncey, Ohio
I have made my own sifters, trowels, pack baskets, trap stakes, swivels and snares and make my own coon DP's as well as a few conibears. As you can imagine, I'm easily bored. LOL
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#3347019 - 09/30/12 07:35 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
chris jorud Offline
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Registered: 04/26/12
Loc: mn
How do you make your own conibears.
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#3349092 - 10/02/12 08:37 AM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
Marshwalker Offline
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Registered: 09/29/12
Loc: South Louisiana
I do metal fabrication as a side job...after seeing the prices on traps these days (i've been out of the game for 15 years), I've decided to make a bunch of things on my own... I will be making a bunch of dp's, snares, stakes and connibears on my own... I was going to make some footholds also, but they appear to be to time consuming so i'm going to buy them... i'll be rolling my own springs and all... have a few more fab jobs to complete before I can jump into it, but can't wait!!
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#3349619 - 10/02/12 03:32 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
chris jorud Offline
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Registered: 04/26/12
Loc: mn
Can you post pics of the conibears?
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#3349660 - 10/02/12 03:55 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
Marshwalker Offline
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Registered: 09/29/12
Loc: South Louisiana
Originally Posted By: chris jorud
Can you post pics of the conibears?


not sure if your talking to me or not...but i haven't built them yet.. gonna be another couple weeks before I can get to building them... i have a few other fab jobs that I have to complete first
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#3350255 - 10/02/12 08:57 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
Huntin SD Offline
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Registered: 05/11/12
Loc: SD 16 y/o
Built my own trapping trowel today
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#3350507 - 10/02/12 11:50 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
wormbobskey Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Loc: Chauncey, Ohio
I can't post pictures, but it looks like any other killer trap. We have a 5 inch jaw spread limit in Ohio so I wanted to have some of my own instead of converting 110's. I used 160 springs and it has smacked a few coon that never moved the trap off the support. I also made one of those hunter type killer trap. It was pretty easy to make and works very well. The only problem is I went overboard on the springs and have to use my setters to set it.
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#3350812 - 10/03/12 08:58 AM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
Griz Trapper Offline
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Registered: 03/18/12
Loc: Montana
I made a sifter out of a 5# coffee can. Cut out the bottom and screwed on 1/4" mesh screen. Also made a make shift handle for easy shaking.
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#3351607 - 10/03/12 06:20 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
chris jorud Offline
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Registered: 04/26/12
Loc: mn
thanks i build a sifter all ready and planing on makeing some stakes and a 3 in 1 tool.
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#4005912 - 09/17/13 04:29 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
jeremytheredneck Offline
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Registered: 09/14/13
Loc: Nc, USA
I took a sledge hammer head and welded a 2 piece of pipe cut at a 45 degree angle to dig sets and drive stakes
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#4006645 - 09/17/13 10:14 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
jabNE Offline
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Registered: 08/25/13
Loc: Hickman, Nebraska
Hey Wynn, Jim B. here...I live not too far from you. Will see you in couple of weeks at Nebr. convention. Knew you pretty well growing up in the area, you worked for Roger B. for several years.
Nice looking rat traps with the cones, good work.
Jim
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#4006899 - 09/18/13 06:46 AM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
douglas brown Offline
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Registered: 09/07/13
Loc: southern wisconsin
thanks Red I have a dowel rod for my catch pole handle, never ever thought of pull handle from mower. thanks for sharing. nice clean work.
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#4147094 - 12/01/13 02:00 PM Re: homemade trapping stuff [Re: chris jorud]
RiversNorth13 Offline
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Registered: 11/04/10
Loc: Gitche Gumee Wisconsin
Wolf proof swivels.
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