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« on: January 05, 2012, 04:56:56 PM »

hey ive looked through archives and seen homemade tools,stands, etc. and seen some here and there but never saw a thread totally dedicated to homemade stuff, so lets seee some of your genius creations!
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 04:56:15 PM »

Here's my "Weider/ 565 Tumbler". I made it out of a workout bench that a friend had stuffed in the rafters of his garage. I saw it and instantly knew what it was intended for. It was brand new!
I used a blower motor and a series of pulleys and belts to gear it down to 30rpm. Check out the big white pulley, three pieces of plywood "sandwiched" with drywall screws and wood glue. Dual chrome alternator brackets! I've been tinkering with it for several months.
I built it raised, so that I don't have to lean over to retrieve my hides (geriatric taxidermist) and I can put a bucket under it to dump. Shelf space on top for storage. I haven't tried it yet, but it should work nicely.I think Joe Weider would be proud............John


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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 06:10:35 PM »

Wow that's pretty cool and creative, hope it works great for ya!
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012, 02:06:29 PM »

Cmon let's see some more of that homemade stuff!
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2012, 04:48:33 PM »

very cool nice job! Will 30 rpm be to fast ? Think my tumbler is 18 rpm
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2012, 04:51:22 PM »

I make my own, and they are for sale,, eye, nose and ear tool. ( I make pen & pencil sets too )


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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2012, 05:38:22 PM »

Cool keep them coming guys!
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2012, 06:50:29 PM »

very cool nice job! Will 30 rpm be to fast ? Think my tumbler is 18 rpm
Yes, it will work. My last one I made out of a dryer drum was faster than that and worked fine..........John
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2012, 08:16:22 PM »

I love that eye/nose tool.  How much for one of those? 

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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2012, 08:46:01 PM »

I haven't come up with any of my own yet but the following site has some great ideas for the fish taxidermists.

http://www.fishcarver.com/diy_fish_carving_stuff.htm

Keep them coming, some great ideas!!!

WVO
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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2012, 10:13:25 AM »

Wow WVO, thanks for that website.That flexible fish stand is great and would work well for waterfowl if I could figure out a way to mount a wire to it Perhaps a narrow steel tube with a set screw?............John
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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2012, 08:28:40 PM »

Warbird, glad you liked it. I thought some of the folks would get some good ideas from that site. I liked it too:}

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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2012, 07:49:03 AM »

i tooh an old bread knife , like the ones they use back in the 60 s  its about 2  1/2 feet long and its made of real good stainless steal . i put a handle on the other end and sharpened it like a razor blade  it cuts though the shield of a hog like nothing i have ever used before . i did 2 full caps down the the hair in 1 1/2 houres they are almost as clean as using a d-5 on them , im as happy as i can get , mark c
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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2012, 03:30:21 PM »

Sounds like it does wonders!
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