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« Reply #40 on: March 09, 2010, 02:31:42 AM »

Just wanted to step in and offer a suggestion from experience.  I've been making traps fro the last couple of years and once you start making them you start to learn little tricks here and there that make life easier.  I do the whole assembly line process also.  What I'd suggest is before you cut all your material, put a few together.  Once you've done a couple, you might want to add an inch to the wire for the sides or 1/2 inch to the top.....things like that. 

B/T/W listen to Anchor, he showed me once how to do it and it's been cake ever since!  (By cake, I mean many hours and blisters but I got it after being shown once!  laugh )  Any questions, feel free to ask.
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« Reply #41 on: March 13, 2010, 03:49:55 PM »

Any preferences on hog ring sizes?  Smallest I have are 13/16" Wd. 1/2" opening. But was looking on ebay at some stainless steel ones with 1/2" opening and ID of 1/4". Don't wanna make the doors too tight obviously....I know they'll bind.
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« Reply #42 on: March 13, 2010, 03:56:23 PM »

I take the scrap pieces from when I cut the fence for the doors and form a loop to make my own. I make them pretty small.  I'll try to post some pics soon if ya want.
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« Reply #43 on: August 06, 2013, 11:27:38 AM »

Sweet  Grin I've already started rounding up the parts laugh not sure if I can make these with just one hand Tongue only one way to find out Roll Eyes
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« Reply #44 on: August 06, 2013, 01:05:40 PM »

Quick question Shocked  anybody try J-clips in place of hog rings Roll Eyes  I have then and lots of 1x2 rabbit wire because I raise rabbits too Grin Grin
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« Reply #45 on: August 06, 2013, 01:07:38 PM »

They will work too
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« Reply #46 on: August 06, 2013, 01:18:38 PM »

They will work too
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« Reply #47 on: November 03, 2013, 11:40:37 AM »

I'm interested in making my own traps this winter and I was checking out the site that oldcrabber made (thank you by the way).  I was going to made some of the jigs as well to help me out, but the stock pieces, are they made of aluminum, steel, or something else?  Thanks
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« Reply #48 on: November 03, 2013, 01:32:05 PM »

Save your money and buy used ones for $3-$4 a pc..
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« Reply #49 on: November 04, 2013, 05:37:38 PM »

I'm interested in making my own traps this winter and I was checking out the site that oldcrabber made (thank you by the way).  I was going to made some of the jigs as well to help me out, but the stock pieces, are they made of aluminum, steel, or something else?  Thanks
Mine is brass. It is called 'ultra machineable brass'. I ordered it out of a catalog(MCMaster-Carr). http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-red-metal-sheets/=p8joc9
Was about $20 or so for a one foot piece.
Like FP said, it's cheaper to buy them used. But then again, building your own traps is a really nice winter project. I consider it part part of the crabbing hobby.
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« Reply #50 on: November 04, 2013, 07:48:09 PM »

I agree with Kal.  I tackled 44 traps last winter and it really occupied some time that I usually spend sulking, wishing that it wasn't winter.  I came home from work many days and spent an hour or two that would normally be spent watching the news or something just as useless.  If you're making them just to save money, you will do that, but you will spend alot of time doing it (better off getting a part-time job at McDonkadonk's).  If you want to do it just to do it, go for it.  I plan to at least triple my production this winter, because I enjoyed the project.  Like Kal said, it's part of the hobby for me.
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Yuh catch 'um wid a neck an' a line.
Bile de water 'til 'e good 'n hot.
Den eat de crab strait from 'de pot.

Oh, de beer, he taste so chilly.
Drinks it 'til I gets too silly.
Washin' down 'de crab an' butter.
If I doesn't fall down, I'll 'ave anudder.
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« Reply #51 on: November 04, 2013, 09:53:00 PM »

I agree with Kal.  I tackled 44 traps last winter and it really occupied some time that I usually spend sulking, wishing that it wasn't winter.  I came home from work many days and spent an hour or two that would normally be spent watching the news or something just as useless.  If you're making them just to save money, you will do that, but you will spend alot of time doing it (better off getting a part-time job at McDonkadonk's).  If you want to do it just to do it, go for it.  I plan to at least triple my production this winter, because I enjoyed the project.  Like Kal said, it's part of the hobby for me.
Mike ,I'm thinking of building some myself,if you want to split any materials let me know,also if you want to do all the work for me like when we crab,let me know about that too  laugh laugh laugh laugh
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« Reply #52 on: June 04, 2014, 10:02:51 PM »

Nice! Great instructional post. How corrosion resistant are the traps though?
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« Reply #53 on: June 05, 2014, 06:57:04 AM »

Nice! Great instructional post. How corrosion resistant are the traps though?

I have about 30 that are entering their fourth season, none the worse for wear.
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Yuh catch 'um wid a neck an' a line.
Bile de water 'til 'e good 'n hot.
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« Reply #54 on: July 24, 2014, 01:03:04 PM »

Anybody use any different methods for making the wire straight?
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« Reply #55 on: July 28, 2014, 06:11:05 PM »

Anybody use any different methods for making the wire straight?
The first time I bought the framing wire, it was in a 2 or 3 foot diameter roll(about 20 pounds). Total p.i.t.a. to straighten. I didn't use the same method. I just got it as straight as I could by hand. Then I went to a crabbing supply place and bought it in straight pieces.

Moral of the story: Ditch the roll and buy the straight pieces.  Smiley
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« Reply #56 on: July 21, 2016, 08:22:18 AM »

I can't believe I stumbled on this thread.  My uncle was a long time member of this forum, he passed away in 2013 (lung cancer - don't smoke kids, it will kill you).  At his wake his daughter gave me six of these open top traps.   I knew he had made them but I never knew where he got the idea.    They were old when I inherited them and the hyd tubing has broken but I kept them anyway in the hope I could fix them one day.   Not only will his traps be repaired but my boss, a general contractor, wants to make more!   I just thought I'd share because these things hold up so well that even after a small part wears out, they are suitable for repair and reuse. 
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