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How old is the dye/wax method? #6997607
09/22/20 09:21 PM
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Does it date back to the mountain man era?

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Re: How old is the dye/wax method? [Re: BuckeyeYote] #6997617
09/22/20 09:33 PM
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Do not know, but intrigued now. Did run across a cool sounding trapping museum ran by Tom Parr in Ohio while I did some research on your question though. Possibly they might have some knowledge about your question.


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Re: How old is the dye/wax method? [Re: BuckeyeYote] #6997619
09/22/20 09:36 PM
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[Linked Image]

Look like I could waste a lot of time there.


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Re: How old is the dye/wax method? [Re: BraskaYoter] #6997659
09/22/20 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by BraskaYoter
[Linked Image]

Look like I could waste a lot of time there.

YOWZA!!!!!!


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Re: How old is the dye/wax method? [Re: BuckeyeYote] #6997665
09/22/20 11:24 PM
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The Hill Country of Texas
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Now that is a cool collection!


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Re: How old is the dye/wax method? [Re: BuckeyeYote] #6997787
09/23/20 07:13 AM
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that Ohio museum looks like a place I will have to see if I'm ever close to it. The pic below is from their website.

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Re: How old is the dye/wax method? [Re: BuckeyeYote] #6997801
09/23/20 07:28 AM
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This place looks like a must see.

Re: How old is the dye/wax method? [Re: BuckeyeYote] #6997826
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So thatís where I left my T REX long spring!


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Re: How old is the dye/wax method? [Re: BuckeyeYote] #6997838
09/23/20 08:39 AM
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very old......been reading about coloring traps for 60 yrs from older guys like arnold ...ej daily and others. Got my first logwood from old stanley hawbaker senior 52 yrs ago or so. Sent it to a kid free. After that I started painting connibears.

Re: How old is the dye/wax method? [Re: BuckeyeYote] #6997842
09/23/20 08:41 AM
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Some of the research Iíve done and read is that the old time method was to smoke the traps.


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Re: How old is the dye/wax method? [Re: newtoga] #6997847
09/23/20 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by newtoga
Some of the research Iíve done and read is that the old time method was to smoke the traps.

true also but guys were sinking traps in black muck long long ago. Lets ask paul!!!

Re: How old is the dye/wax method? [Re: BuckeyeYote] #6997954
09/23/20 11:02 AM
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Dying metal with tannin to retard rusting came about when blacksmithing started.It was done on things like hinges etc even before traps were invented.

Re: How old is the dye/wax method? [Re: Boco] #6997972
09/23/20 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Boco
Dying metal with tannin to retard rusting came about when blacksmithing started.It was done on things like hinges etc even before traps were invented.

And there u have it..Boco has spoken!!! grin

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