Building a Crabpot
Cutting and Shaping the "U" Pieces
A piece of wire 20 meshes long.
Two-by-four placed where mesh 7 starts.
Bending the wire.
Using the two-by-four as a
guide, bend the side up to form a 90-degree angle (see Figure 3.)
Perform the same procedure to
the other end of the wire.
Properly bent section.
Double-check your work!
Once you have one "U"
piece finished, double-check your work by comparing
your bends to that of the wire width (see Figure 5.) The bends
should exactly match the width of the wire (there is room for a
little slop, but not much!)
Once you are certain
that your bends are accurate, perform these same steps to a second
piece of wire so that you end up with two identical "U"
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