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« on: November 07, 2016, 07:51:03 PM »

Time consuming and a bit tedious!
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2016, 08:05:17 PM »

Looks good!
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2016, 08:12:16 PM »

Thanks Ron! Quite a bit of work, but enjoyable. Weaving the net requires a bit of thinking! I have to wait until next season to give it a try.
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2016, 09:34:51 PM »

You made the net, I don't think I'd have the patience to do that, it looks great, how many are you going to make over the winter
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2016, 11:08:39 PM »

Cool!
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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2016, 01:14:08 AM »

good job
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2016, 07:12:04 AM »

I hope to make 30 over the winter. The box traps are starting to get a little heavy when you hit ten runs per trip (300 pulls). They weigh about one fifth of a box trap. One thing for sure, Perfectionist earns every dime.
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2016, 08:31:10 AM »

Not bad, Frank.

30 is a noble goal.  I bought enough materials last November to make 39 of them.  I tied the last float to number 39 this past weekend.  They are tedious and time-consuming, but I'm all about a little mindless work at the end of a stressful day.

Your nets will get easier (and better looking) with each try.  I untied and re-tied many times in my first few attempts.  I can make the netting with my eyes closed now.
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Oh, de crab, he taste so fine.
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 #8 on: November 08, 2016, 08:32:45 AM »

You will want to wrap the loops on the top ring like you did with the bottom so the top loops don't slide around.
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Oh, de crab, he taste so fine.
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 #9 on: November 08, 2016, 12:31:39 PM »

I went back and wrapped the top hoop. How many spools of twine did it take for the 39 traps and why did you make 39? Are you contemplating loss?
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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2016, 02:30:39 PM »

CrabbyFrank, nice job, where did you get the wire hoops?
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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2016, 04:08:51 PM »

I went back and wrapped the top hoop. How many spools of twine did it take for the 39 traps and why did you make 39? Are you contemplating loss?

When I calculated how much of each material I would need, and how the materials were packaged, it looked like I could make 39 without having too much material left over, which is exactly how it played out.  About 3' of wire left over, a few small pieces of the thinner twine, not much of anything else.  And yes, I made a few extras.  My driver has a tendency to run over traps.
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Oh, de crab, he taste so fine.
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 #12 on: November 08, 2016, 06:30:13 PM »

As per Perfectionist I am using 9 gauge wire and am getting it from Home Depot. I would like to go to 8 gauge, but have not researched it at this time. If you know please advise. Time consuming to make, but fun if you have the time. I said before, Perfectionist earns his money and I am sure they are quality.
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« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2016, 12:14:00 AM »

Looks nice,
Did you consider buying your net already made and just sawing it onto your rings.
Material cost would be very close and a lot faster
Fishnet Co. has always been good to me for this type of stuff
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« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2016, 06:40:14 PM »

What did you use to connect the ends of the wire together, looks like shrink tubing?

OK never mind I see they are tension pins.
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« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2016, 07:32:54 PM »

It seemed no matter how hard I hit the tension pins they would not hold. I mix JB Weld and it is rock solid.
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« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2016, 11:39:39 PM »

OK good to know.  JB weld  is good stuff.
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« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2016, 01:32:36 AM »

You're not going to budge them tension pins. Keep the ends on the 9 gauge crossed so you have to spread them to get them into the pin. This will keep pressure on the ends so they won't come out. If you want them tighter add a layer of scotch tape on the ends or you can bend the ends a little to make them fit snugger. Once they're in I wrap electrical tape around them. This is also my guide for where to place the floats when stacking them. This way if you have to take them apart you can. A roll of line will get you 10 or 11 nets.
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« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2016, 11:50:41 AM »

Do you start at the small ring and weave expansion to the large ring, and then weave from the small ring to the center?  It looks like it is tied on the small ring but just slipped through the large ring.
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« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2016, 02:19:02 PM »

Patience is a virtue.Good job.
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