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#4034773 - 10/04/13 01:39 PM My home made trapping tools
kyron4 Offline
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Registered: 06/30/13
Posts: 6
Loc: Indiana
Here are the trapping tools I made for my first trapping season. Total cost for all three , $8 for a 3 lbs. hammer on sale. All other supplies were scrap or things I had in the garage. The trapper hammer I cut and welded a 1/8" piece of steel on the back and painted black. The sifter is made from 1x3's and a aluminum "disposable" grill rack. The dirt punch is made from 1 1/4" HD conduit with a large not and washer welded to the top to hit on. I was going to cut an opening slot in the side but the dirt seems to come out okay with a few wraps of the hammer. The black lines are marks6" to 12" for depth. Probaly saved like 40 bucks if I had bought all three from a supplier. I like to fabricate and weld, plus I'm a tight wad so it's a good fit.

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#4034825 - 10/04/13 02:12 PM Re: My home made trapping tools [Re: kyron4]
pipewelder Offline
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Registered: 07/05/13
Posts: 89
Loc: Northern Kentucky
Nice...I just cut 100 rebar stakes for free.. extra here at work and used the big band saw to cut em..got the nuts free also...brand new throw aways. I too am a welder and a tight was.

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#4034840 - 10/04/13 02:20 PM Re: My home made trapping tools [Re: kyron4]
ETexTrapper Offline
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Registered: 07/12/13
Posts: 49
Loc: Woodville, (Southeast) Texas
When it comes to trapping, there's nothing wrong with cutting costs. Saves money for other things, like more traps. Good luck this season.
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#4035345 - 10/04/13 07:53 PM Re: My home made trapping tools [Re: kyron4]
callmaker60 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/13
Posts: 68
Loc: camp hill, Pa.
yep, alot of tools can be made by hand.
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#4035388 - 10/04/13 08:12 PM Re: My home made trapping tools [Re: kyron4]
ogletrapper Offline
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Registered: 11/14/12
Posts: 1
Loc: illinois ogle county
have make alot of trapping supplies to, it helps on saving money so i can buy more traps
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#4035520 - 10/04/13 09:29 PM Re: My home made trapping tools [Re: kyron4]
jabNE Online   content
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Registered: 08/25/13
Posts: 121
Loc: Hickman, Nebraska
The little stuff too, when filling milk jugs with dry dirt, or cover hulls, the cut off top portion of a 2 liter pop bottle makes a great funnel.
Wooden clothes pins work for tail strippers.
Can get cheap D handles from hardware store for trowels.
I made a stake holder from section of large diameter PVC pipe with a cap.
Take an old post hole digger, remove the hinge bolt, and you get two nice pocket set trowels.
Old paint brushes work for blending in dirt patterns well.
A friend of mine uses electrical connectors crimped down instead of ferrules on his snares...and a box of those is very cheap in comparison.
Jim


Edited by jabNE (10/04/13 09:30 PM)
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#4036167 - 10/05/13 12:48 PM Re: My home made trapping tools [Re: kyron4]
txcatrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 53
Loc: Tx
I have an old cooking pot that i drilled some holes in and made a sifter.a piece of angle iron welded to sucker rod and sharpend end of angle iron for dirt hole maker.and of course a hammer with a sucker rod handle
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#4036215 - 10/05/13 01:42 PM Re: My home made trapping tools [Re: kyron4]
trapmaster7 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/06
Posts: 117
Loc: MO, usa
sounds like some beautiful contraptions lol
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#4036339 - 10/05/13 03:32 PM Re: My home made trapping tools [Re: kyron4]
cat_trapper_nv Offline
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Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 5
Loc: Southern Nevada
Let's post a few pictures of these tools. I just bought a mig welder and have been going crazy with it making trapping tools!
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#4036354 - 10/05/13 03:41 PM Re: My home made trapping tools [Re: kyron4]
LoessHillsArcher Offline
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Registered: 03/29/12
Posts: 30
Loc: Western IA
Oh ya, those look great. Making trapping tools if half the fun of trapping!
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#4037627 - 10/06/13 09:08 AM Re: My home made trapping tools [Re: kyron4]
kyron4 Offline
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Registered: 06/30/13
Posts: 6
Loc: Indiana
Almost forgot this, my home made catch pole. Had everything I needed but the locking device, $3.50 at the hardware store. Hope I don't need to use it , but good thing to have for those non target catches.

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#4037767 - 10/06/13 10:43 AM Re: My home made trapping tools [Re: kyron4]
NFT Offline
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Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 91
Loc: Holt Michigan
Wow, that pole is fancy compared to mine grin Just a piece of rebar and some wire:

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#4038125 - 10/06/13 03:31 PM Re: My home made trapping tools [Re: kyron4]
tak6165 Online   content
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Registered: 01/26/12
Posts: 14
Loc: North Dakota
I whipped this up last week. Not pretty, hopefully will be testing this on coon later this month.


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#4038132 - 10/06/13 03:37 PM Re: My home made trapping tools [Re: kyron4]
RiversNorth13 Offline
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Registered: 11/04/10
Posts: 863
Loc: Gitche Gumee Wisconsin
Good deal kyron4,On my hammers I weld the chisel steel straight off the top of the hammer,it don't throw the dirt back at me as much them.

Speed tools
http://www.trapperman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/2269826/1.html

More homemade things on pages 8 and 9 in http://www.trapperman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/forums/8/1/General_Trapping_Archive
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#4039636 - 10/07/13 12:28 PM Re: My home made trapping tools [Re: kyron4]
Snocat Offline
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Registered: 01/12/11
Posts: 0
Loc: Central, MN

Make my own pogo replacement end and drivers

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#4039662 - 10/07/13 12:44 PM Re: My home made trapping tools [Re: kyron4]
YankeeBushman Offline
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Registered: 03/25/13
Posts: 0
Loc: New Durham, New Hampshire

Here's a sifter I made.

My catch pole from a piece of conduit

Trapping hammer & small gambrel
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#4039711 - 10/07/13 01:16 PM Re: My home made trapping tools [Re: Snocat]
grimlin Offline
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Registered: 02/07/13
Posts: 4
Loc: Putnam co. West Virginia
Originally Posted By: Snocat

Make my own pogo replacement end and drivers

LOL not sure if that qualifies as home made or not, but I do the same kind of stuff since I am a welder/machinist
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#4039736 - 10/07/13 01:33 PM Re: My home made trapping tools [Re: kyron4]
Snocat Offline
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Registered: 01/12/11
Posts: 0
Loc: Central, MN
Maybe not quite homemade but ill take it haha

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#4040173 - 10/07/13 06:26 PM Re: My home made trapping tools [Re: kyron4]
GREENCOUNTYPETE Offline
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Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 57
Loc: Green County Wisconsin
does anyone cut a notch in the hoe portion of their hammer the right size to pull stakes ?



I am actually using a strait claw 28oz framing hammer cause i had it , i just use the grinder to open up the back of the claw just enough to get it around a 3/8 stake , it works to drive them and pull them and dig and pull staples , to pound or pull nails


Edited by GREENCOUNTYPETE (10/07/13 06:51 PM)
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#4040712 - 10/07/13 09:41 PM Re: My home made trapping tools [Re: kyron4]
Ed the hunter Offline
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Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 392
Loc: Manitoba, Canada



The fleshing knife I made from a pry-bar, the skinning knife I made from an old wood chisel and the fleahing beam is from an oak tree I cut down last fall. The knives hold incredible edges.

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#4040724 - 10/07/13 09:47 PM Re: My home made trapping tools [Re: kyron4]
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Registered: 06/15/10
Posts: 804
Loc: SE-Central Iowa

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