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#690199 - 04/21/08 10:00 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: pokey]
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#690388 - 04/22/08 04:14 AM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: possum5676]
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trust me, there was a reason i bent the spring to the angle shown to lesson the amount of pressure! these springs are way to strong in the orginal shape.

yeah pretty much minkmaster. i just bent the ends of the spring so it was close to the holes for the "strap" and then bent them again to make them the same width as the tube. make sure you get the bend close the FIRST time. don't try to straighten them and bend again. without heat they will break. the "foot strap" #9 wire is bent into a u shape so it will slide freely threw the two 3/16 holes.

don't make this a hard project. it is real easy to make one of these.
i will try to get a better pick of the trigger this afternoon. it is basically a strap of metal with a hole big enough for a 20 penny nail threw the top and a notch cut in it about a half inch down.
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#690486 - 04/22/08 08:19 AM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: ack]
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$20 for a grizz, or $3 for one of these. Thanks a millon Ack, or at least $17, \:\)
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#691095 - 04/22/08 05:56 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: Brownie 77]
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#691256 - 04/22/08 07:28 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: ack]
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Ack I am also a toolmaker. How much time did you have to spend on your trap? Do you think it would be feasable to set up stops on a mill and go into a small production on them. I would like a good closeup on your trigger also. your project looks to be quite easy. do you think the no 9 wire you have or I think you have, will work good to hold the coon foot in place? Do you think it will get out of shape fairly easy? The production I am talking about is not for selling the traps, it is for personal use. I done own 6 doz. grizz traps, but at the price of them, I won't put one just any place. a nice cheap copy would be nice.

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#691262 - 04/22/08 07:33 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: don Wolf]
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Thats the ticket right there. you can make 100 of them for less than 2 doz grizz and if they get stolen your out $3. big wup. Plus if you make them ugly enough people will be hesitant to take them anyway.

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#691266 - 04/22/08 07:34 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: mathews4ever]
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Instead of the push-pull trigger, couldnt you just make a trigger like yours, and put a nock in the side? Just hook it on the side. Just might save a little work if anyone understands what Im talking about.
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#691296 - 04/22/08 07:53 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: minkmaster]
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#691310 - 04/22/08 07:57 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: Vinke]
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Vinke...does it work?

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#691319 - 04/22/08 08:04 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: DanielE]
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Vinke-I like the cable idea.
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#691333 - 04/22/08 08:11 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: minkmaster]
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Yes Daniel it does work.....It is basically a power snare made out of a 110....It the animal pulls against the earth anchor...he is pulling against the spring which is pulling against the foot snare......
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#691338 - 04/22/08 08:13 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: Vinke]
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That's cool Vinke. Thanks for the picture. Great idea.

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#691340 - 04/22/08 08:14 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: Vinke]
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vinke send me one and i will try it out for ya
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#691364 - 04/22/08 08:22 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: lilcoontrapper92]
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That was the first one I made,,,,,since then I have moved the trigger down more to get a higher hold.....
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#691377 - 04/22/08 08:24 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: Vinke]
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looks great but don't you have to replace the cable often?

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#691380 - 04/22/08 08:26 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: ack]
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i will buy one how much do you want
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#691416 - 04/22/08 08:41 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: mathews4ever]
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looks great but don't you have to replace the cable often?


Not often but enough.....You probably could drill two hole and do a wire loop like the real ones...But if I do that Hear, I have to pad the wire (under special trapping permit Laws)
SSSssoooooo It is a non strangling type foot snare....
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#691437 - 04/22/08 08:46 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: Tony B.]
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making the trap doesn't take that much time. yeah you could speed the process up by doing multiples. where the time is in assy. just like the springs and foot strap. all of the ones i have made are custoum fit. i'm sure you could cut the time down to about a half hour apiece, no problem. i spent about 1 1/2 hours making this one which included stoping and taking those terrible pics.

i painted it and took another pic. shows the idea of the push or pull trigger. really not much more work then another type. basically just the nail welded and the trigger turned 90 degrees.
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#691452 - 04/22/08 08:55 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: ack]
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how far down is your trigger because I have been thinking about the push/pull trigger and it might cause some bad catches if its not down far enough.

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#691631 - 04/22/08 10:29 PM Re: homemade dp trap step by step pics [Re: mathews4ever]
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thanks Ack, you have my wheels turning. If I get the time, I may try my own prototyp. I have done a lot of engineering work in my life.

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