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Homemade Ice Anchors!
« on: Nov 21, 2009, 03:27 PM »
In between working on my snowmobile today I welded up my Ice anchors. As I don't wan't to spend 5 or 10 minutes putting anchors in the ice I will be using these.I can put the in my cordless drill and quickly put them in the ice. I painted the bottom white so it doesn't melt the ice as fast from the suns rays and the top black so I don't loose them in the snow. I think these should work well. I used a 6" lag bolt to make them.


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Re: Homemade Ice Anchors!
« Reply #1 on: Nov 21, 2009, 04:55 PM »
Nice accomplishment...I too have been thinking about getting the Clam ice screw adapter for just some plain lag screw eyebolts.  But Have always just asked myself, why I don't just bring out the cordless with the drill.

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Re: Homemade Ice Anchors!
« Reply #2 on: Nov 21, 2009, 04:58 PM »
Nice looking anchors there Mud. Any idea how well they are going to work? I almost froze a 5 gallon bucket of water today to try out my new Strike Lite.

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Re: Homemade Ice Anchors!
« Reply #3 on: Nov 21, 2009, 05:09 PM »
I think they should work great. To make them I cut off 4 phillips head long bits, in the middle is a 1/2" washer(any ratchet strap hook will fit the hole) and then the lag bolt. I bet I can get all four in the ice in about a minute. I just put an extension adapter in drill so they Hook easily to the drill and unhook without opening the chuck!

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Re: Homemade Ice Anchors!
« Reply #4 on: Nov 21, 2009, 05:16 PM »
In between working on my snowmobile today I welded up my Ice anchors. As I don't wan't to spend 5 or 10 minutes putting anchors in the ice I will be using these.I can put the in my cordless drill and quickly put them in the ice. I painted the bottom white so it doesn't melt the ice as fast from the suns rays and the top black so I don't loose them in the snow. I think these should work well. I used a 6" lag bolt to make them.


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Re: Homemade Ice Anchors!
« Reply #5 on: Nov 21, 2009, 05:56 PM »
Nice idea Mud.  Now you have to carry that heavy drill onto the ice.   Those batteries will die pretty quick in real cold weather (at least mine do).  Substitute a brace (a la "brace and bit") instead.  No batteries, smaller, lighter....just as fast (well almost).

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Re: Homemade Ice Anchors!
« Reply #6 on: Nov 21, 2009, 06:09 PM »
Nice idea Mud.  Now you have to carry that heavy drill onto the ice.   Those batteries will die pretty quick in real cold weather (at least mine do).  Substitute a brace (a la "brace and bit") instead.  No batteries, smaller, lighter....just as fast (well almost).Heavy drill? I'm sure the snowmobile won't notice it. ;D And I'm sure the battery will do fine. It did last year for using it to predrill holes for the pole barn nails I was using. ;D

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Re: Homemade Ice Anchors!
« Reply #7 on: Nov 22, 2009, 06:05 AM »
Mud&Fun grind a slot up the side of the threads so the ice has someplace to go when you drill them in.They will work great..

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Re: Homemade Ice Anchors!
« Reply #8 on: Nov 22, 2009, 08:50 AM »
Mud&Fun grind a slot up the side of the threads so the ice has someplace to go when you drill them in.They will work great..
Thanks! That's what I forgot to do. I had read about that on here before!

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Re: Homemade Ice Anchors!
« Reply #9 on: Nov 22, 2009, 12:56 PM »
Nice idea Mud.  Now you have to carry that heavy drill onto the ice.   Those batteries will die pretty quick in real cold weather (at least mine do).  Substitute a brace (a la "brace and bit") instead.  No batteries, smaller, lighter....just as fast (well almost).

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Re: Homemade Ice Anchors!
« Reply #10 on: Nov 22, 2009, 01:18 PM »
Good idea. For those who don't want to take a drill, just take a small 1/4" rachet with a small extension. 

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Re: Homemade Ice Anchors!
« Reply #11 on: Nov 28, 2009, 03:36 PM »
I got my slots cut in them and after the replys on here I decided to make a t-handle in case I forget the drill one day! Thanks guys!


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Re: Homemade Ice Anchors!
« Reply #12 on: Nov 28, 2009, 05:14 PM »
Pretty neat. I just use the screw in  "steps", that guys use to climb into their tree stands. $1.99 @ Gander mtn.

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Re: Homemade Ice Anchors!
« Reply #13 on: Nov 28, 2009, 07:40 PM »
I just think you like to cut and burn metal!  yeah baby!

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Re: Homemade Ice Anchors!
« Reply #14 on: Nov 29, 2009, 08:25 AM »
Awsome. Learned something today, might try these thanks for the great info guys. :o

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Re: Homemade Ice Anchors!
« Reply #15 on: Nov 29, 2009, 09:05 AM »
I use a similar set-up using lag bolts. In real cold ice I have found by drilling a pilot hole (1/2 the dia. of the lag bolt) gives a stronger hold. Without the pilot hole the ice tends to shatter weakening the hold. With the pilot hole the threads cut in giving a solid hold.

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Re: Homemade Ice Anchors!
« Reply #16 on: Nov 20, 2010, 08:28 AM »
I made these last year.
                 

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Re: Homemade Ice Anchors!
« Reply #17 on: Nov 20, 2010, 09:04 AM »
Those look like Ice Devils.  ;D

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Re: Homemade Ice Anchors!
« Reply #18 on: Nov 20, 2010, 02:37 PM »
Those look like Ice Devils.  ;D
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