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homemade stretchers #1622644
11/29/09 09:59 AM
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Does anybody make them. I have searched the site if theres a post on it I cant find it. Thanks

Re: homemade stretchers [Re: dblmainbeam] #1622656
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Give 2sox a shout I know he has some he sells, I bet there are a dozen other people on this site who also make quality wood stretchers.


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Re: homemade stretchers [Re: wynn hall] #1622702
11/29/09 10:53 AM
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Thanks but I am looking for some instructions on making my own. Never stretched anything before. I just get a kick out of doing it the hard way. I have found alot of pictures but cant seem to find any patterns or dimensions.

Re: homemade stretchers [Re: dblmainbeam] #1622715
11/29/09 11:00 AM
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I think both of the canadian auction houses have the sizes listed somewhere, as for what they want each stretched at. If you can get a hold of basswood lumber that seems to be what most are made out of. I have some made out of pine but they are kinda hard to put push pins in.


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Re: homemade stretchers [Re: wynn hall] #1622746
11/29/09 11:19 AM
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I made up some out of white pine cause I had it. They work just fine.

Re: homemade stretchers [Re: Rat Trapper Sr.] #1622757
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I just find the pic amusing now... lol
Re: homemade stretchers [Re: Rat Trapper Sr.] #1622778
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Re: homemade stretchers [Re: dblmainbeam] #1622806
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ya to the nafa site,
also where I trap we can get patterns from our local DNR office

I use cedar or pine for stretchers

you will need to have the boards planned to thickness

Merv


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1 Arctic Fox
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1 Wolverine
4 Red squirrel
1 Weasel
2 Mink
2 Otter
Re: homemade stretchers [Re: northernmskeg] #1622904
11/29/09 01:20 PM
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Thank you. Thats exactly what I was looking for.

Whats the reason for tapering the thickness of the board. Is it for easier removal after it dries?

Re: homemade stretchers [Re: dblmainbeam] #1622905
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dont forget the belly wedges


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Re: homemade stretchers [Re: rags57078] #1623030
11/29/09 02:51 PM
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A lot of info you are seeking in the furhandling archives....this link will put you there.


http://www.trapperman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/forums/14/2/Fur_Handling_Archive.html

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Re: homemade stretchers [Re: Cletis Richards] #1623138
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yes the belly wedge makes it easier to get off the board....ALOT easier for marten that is for sure!


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Re: homemade stretchers [Re: ] #1623863
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This is why I'm loving this site. You all are great help. Thank you!!

Re: homemade stretchers [Re: dblmainbeam] #1624670
11/30/09 01:01 AM
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1/16" - did I read that right? Doesn't it get kind of fragile at that thickness? I'm making a second weasel stretcher out of 1x4, although 2 wide would be easier, it's what I had in the garage.


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Re: homemade stretchers [Re: ] #1625190
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I went to menards and dug through the 1 by's, and found the straight, knot free boards from 1x4 for weasel and female mink, 1x6 for male mink, and 1x8 for muskrats and other larger stuff. If you dig through the boards you can find some good ones, and they are cheap. If you want really good wood, get select grade. it costs much more, but it is straight, and knot free.

Re: homemade stretchers [Re: ] #1626041
11/30/09 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted By: TexA 67 & going
These are homemade, non-adjustables for Coyotes. They are standard cut 1 x 4 Pine boards. I used NAFA suggested measurements. Also made some non-adjustables and solids for Coons. They all work GREAT!



Don't forget the Belly Boards smile


SDo you taper the board thickness from top to bottom?

Re: homemade stretchers [Re: dblmainbeam] #1626330
11/30/09 09:37 PM
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i "came into" a bunch of 1x4's
this is how i made boards with the free wood.

layed out the dowel pins

made a center jig. 1/2 key stock with 1/4 dowels. drill three holes, even space. weld the pins in. the center hole is always center of the board


fluted dowels. mark your bit with tape to control depth of hole

then clamp up

i then cut to lenght, ran in the planer, shaped, sanded and routed. i made about 50 boards last summer. coon, rat, fox. coyote needs three boards.
not sure what kind of wood it is. it was a huge crate from italy. i'm guessing some type of fur or spruce.


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Re: homemade stretchers [Re: ub1243] #1626696
11/30/09 11:36 PM
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Free wood, the best kind. That is why I use particle board, with melamine laminate, and plywood.


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