Post by tylercraiglow on Apr 6, 2012 12:36:27 GMT -5
Here's some home made trapping stuff. Feel free to add your own ideas.
Adjustable loop made with two annealed 1/4" nuts and 3/32" cable.
Swivels made from 3/4" black iron pipe. Cut the pipe into 1/2" pieces, then drill two holes opposite of each other. You can use it as an in line swivel or a stake swivel. I had Lowes cut a 4 foot section for free.
Stainless steel pogo driver on the left. This one was very easy because I used a lathe and a mill.
Drowner rod made form 1/4" round and a drowner lock. The round comes in 20' sticks, so I cut some at 8' and some at 10'. That gives you an assortment of 8',10',and 12' pieces. Enlarge the hole on the lock to 5/16". On the deep end, bend the rod back onto itself to prevent the lock coming off. Slide the lock onto the rod. Bend the bank end into a loop big enough for a stake.
Trap tags made from 1/4" copper pipe and hog rig from 14 ga. copper wire. Flatten the pipe and cut into pieces with snips. I eye balled mine at 2". Drill a hole for a fastener then stamp your conservation number. Use a block of steel to stamp onto also.
I thought that was a grinner in the last pic....... Mofo-using your brain instead of your back Craig-I really like the drowner rods but would something bigger than a 'rat be able to bend that?(I guess they are pulling stright away....) I thought about making some drowner poles but did not think to use the pole for the slide rather than a cable...hmmm
Post by mofotrapper on Apr 7, 2012 20:56:21 GMT -5
Krank, I don't use rebar for stakes, I use cable stakes. My back is bigger then my a$$. I seen and thought of that design before, but don't have the a$$ to pull (push) these up that way.... I only weigh 145lbs. I can pull better then I can push...
Better to look like a grinner then a skunk....lol...
Krank, I don't use rebar for stakes, I use cable stakes. My back is bigger then my a$$. I seen and thought of that design before, but don't have the a$$ to pull (push) these up that way.... I only weigh 145lbs. I can pull better then I can push... Mofo---Heres my Iowa style from an old post last fall. Yeah, I use disposables sometimes. I prefer rebar stakes. Never did use drags. Ain't got time to look for things . Some folks use drags next to the road so the critter can hide after trap snaps.
Better to look like a grinner then a skunk....lol...
Post by mofotrapper on Apr 23, 2012 19:57:40 GMT -5
By the way, if any of ya by chance make your own swivels out of black iron pipe, do make sure that you use 3/4" pipe like he said. I was wondering why he was using such a big pipe for that, I know now. If you use 1/2" pipe like I tried, the rivet will not fit threw the 1/2" pipe. But the swivlels will be crunch prof.
Post by tylercraiglow on Jun 2, 2012 20:39:43 GMT -5
The loop that is attached to the spring is much cheaper to make than those teardrop rings. I still can't figure out how to put those things on right! LoL. All that is needed is a double ferrule and a couple inches of the same size wire. The swivels are 4/0 size, and they come from a local tackle shop. I believe they're rate at 350#. On this coni, there is about 18" of wire, then a 4/0 swivel, about 5' of wire then another 4/0 swivel. A heavy duty S-hook fits loosely in the swivel eye (not pictured). A ferrule swager is handy if you do a bunch, they're about 30-40 bucks at LOWES. And you're cable eyes dont have to be big either, just big enuff. The whole setup cost just over a buck, a little cheaper if you use a annealed nuts. INTENDED FOR USE ON BODYGRIPS ONLY NOT FOOTHOLDS
i sure dont recomend use those fishing swivels for anything bigger than rats. I quit using those kind of barrel swivels on catfish because they break. The swaging tool is cool. You get more consistent crimps as opposed to smashing with a hammer.
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