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#688849 - 04/20/08 08:56 PM homemade dp trap step by step pics
ack Offline
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Registered: 03/09/08
Posts: 1354
Loc: Ohio, Old fart to some.
sorry the pics are terrible but you should still be able to make them out. made this this evening using a drill press, welder, and a sawzall with a metal blade. 1 1/2 thin walled square tubing. #9 galvanized wire for the strap. a 20 penny nail for the dog. the bolt out the bottom is a 3/8 carriage bolt about 6 inches long.

the small hole is for the spring bolt. 3/8. the large hole is 5/8 with a nail tack welded. i flatened both sides of the nail with a hammer and anvil.

after bolting the spring on i bent the ends to the approx. angle shown. this takes quite abit of the pressure off.

drill 2 holes for the strap as shown.

bend the spring arms down and mark them where it meets the holes and bend them in a vise.

attach #9 wire to springs by wrapping.

this pic shows the trigger and a nail used for the dog. a small piece approx. 14 guage sheet metal is welded to the end off the tubing to attach the dog.

i also tack welded a #9 wire, bent to the same size as the tubing, to the end of the tube so i did not have to worry about the sharp end.



base plate and chain added. also 3/8 carraige bolt to spear the trap to the ground.


in the set position.



Edited by ack (04/20/08 09:04 PM)
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#688858 - 04/20/08 09:02 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: ack]
CoopDog Offline
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Registered: 04/25/07
Posts: 1154
Loc: Mid-Ohio 16 years old
wow nice job how much did that cost ya to make
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#688863 - 04/20/08 09:03 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: ack]
freeburgtrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 669
Loc: freeburg,illinois
nice ack, im going with that same trigger type also i think.
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#688866 - 04/20/08 09:08 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: CoopDog]
Coyote Cuffer Offline
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Registered: 01/10/07
Posts: 515
Loc: Lampasas,Texas
Nice idea, do you have a swivel of some kind there? good job. CC

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#688869 - 04/20/08 09:12 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: Coyote Cuffer]
ack Offline
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Registered: 03/09/08
Posts: 1354
Loc: Ohio, Old fart to some.
got a $1.5 in the spring. the rest is scrap laying around the farm. just wanted to show someone how to build one without special tools.

freeburgtrapper, i think i like the push or pull trigger. not sure why others haven't offered some form of it.

2 swivels


Edited by ack (04/21/08 04:16 AM)
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#688872 - 04/20/08 09:13 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: Coyote Cuffer]
CritterGetter Offline
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Registered: 04/18/08
Posts: 190
Loc: Arab, AL
Thats real neat there. Ill bet that will last longer than any store bought cuffs.
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#688881 - 04/20/08 09:18 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: CritterGetter]
DanielE Offline
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Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 5066
Loc: Eastern NC
Ack,

Nice thread.

How does that two way trigger work? Do you put the notch in the dog directly on the tit or what?

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#688887 - 04/20/08 09:23 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: DanielE]
Calvin Offline
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Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 2292
Loc: South metro, MN
I like the built in ground spike in the back. Just shove it in and go.
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#688902 - 04/20/08 09:33 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: Calvin]
Coon_Trapper135 Offline
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Registered: 03/29/08
Posts: 127
Loc: stevens point, WI
very nice homeade trap
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#688909 - 04/20/08 09:49 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: Calvin]
coongrease Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 1208
Loc: Beaver Co. Pa.
What kind and where did/could you find those springs?

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#688955 - 04/20/08 10:16 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: coongrease]
threestud Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1215
Loc: perryville/missouri
it looks good . how well does it work?? can you set that thing buy hand?? looks tough . is that spring for a hay rake looks like it . great idea .


Edited by threestud (04/20/08 10:17 PM)

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#688970 - 04/20/08 10:33 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: threestud]
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my kind of thinkin ;\)

nice work!

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#688979 - 04/20/08 10:47 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: ]
minkmaster Offline
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Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 1658
Loc: Mt Erie, Illinois
Very nice!

I really appreciate this post, will come in very handy.
I am going to try to build one of these this week.
Once again, Thanks!
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#688994 - 04/20/08 11:03 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: ]
warden Offline
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Registered: 01/01/08
Posts: 2543
Loc: Southwest Tennessee 45 yrs.
coongrease,

The spring I got looks just like ack's. Mine came from TSC #1415541 Baler Tooth John Deere my spring cost $1.79 plus tax. Looks like several of us will be running our own version of this type of trap this winter. I've got all my parts but have not had time to assemble yet. I think as a owner / maker we should stamp the baseplate with our name or other identifing # on the inside before welding it up. Then if it is stolen we can prove to the warden who's trap it is and prosecute the thief to the fullest extent of the law.

I'm proud to say I have four dozen of the real Lil Griz's to use on properties were theft should not be a problem. Good luck to all.
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#689040 - 04/21/08 01:06 AM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: warden]
C.Cherry Offline
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Registered: 10/23/07
Posts: 714
Loc: Indiana
COOL!!!!!
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#689058 - 04/21/08 04:15 AM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: C.Cherry]
ack Offline
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Registered: 03/09/08
Posts: 1354
Loc: Ohio, Old fart to some.
daniel- good point and one i forgot about the trigger. i drill the hole in the top of the trigger with a drill that is .005 smaller then the dog. after it is drilled i SLOWLY raise and lower the tip of the dog. i go until it is about a 45' angle up and down. this kinda gouges out the corners allowing the dog to pivot off the "stem". the reason i start out with a smaller drill is by the time you raise and lower the trigger while the drill bit is running it will make the original hole slightly larger. i didn't want the trigger to be able to twist. i only want it to rock front and back.

warden- yeah the spring is from tractor supply. if i remember correctly it is for a combine reel. i just picked out the weakest one they had at the time but that also had long legs so i could modify them as i saw fit.
i miss typed the original post in that i wanted to say that no special tools are needed.


Edited by ack (04/21/08 04:19 AM)
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#689060 - 04/21/08 04:26 AM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: ack]
ack Offline
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Registered: 03/09/08
Posts: 1354
Loc: Ohio, Old fart to some.
oh yeah. the spring looks really strong but it really isn't that bad. after bolting it to the tube i shove a small pipe inside the coils and bend the spring to about a 45' angle so it won't be loaded as much when set. no problem squeezing it with one hand.

stamping your name on them is a great idea. i have made some dies so i could stamp out my own #2 double coils. i made 2 dozen the first time. one thing i did was to stamp "ACK" on the pan. real cool to walk up on a big coyote and see it caught in "your" trap!!!!!
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#689102 - 04/21/08 06:40 AM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: TexA 68 & going]
holdengr Offline
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Registered: 05/07/07
Posts: 832
Loc: Ontario
Very nice!

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#689107 - 04/21/08 06:50 AM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: holdengr]
coonhuntingkid Offline
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Registered: 04/05/08
Posts: 1650
Loc: lima ohio (NW) 20 y/o
so exactly hwo do these things work? and do u put the bait in them or something
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#689119 - 04/21/08 07:05 AM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: coonhuntingkid]
WST Offline
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Registered: 04/02/08
Posts: 290
Loc: Eastern Oregon
Good work ack, that looks like an easy design.

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