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Author Topic: wood for tip-ups  (Read 2765 times)

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Re: wood for tip-ups
« Reply #20 on: Dec 13, 2011, 08:21 AM »
4 years back I made a 10 pack of tip-ups out of pine so far they are still working great and looking as new

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Re: wood for tip-ups
« Reply #21 on: Dec 13, 2011, 08:29 AM »
Minwax Spar Urethane, lighty sanded between the first and second coat will give you years of protection and can be scuffed up and recoated years down the road without having to completely restrip it ! :thumbsup: :tipup:


Put 5 coats of this stuff on my wet bar...very durable. Has withstood the abuse of me dancing on it in my stilett....I mean...err...ummm...oo oboy :-[........................ :roflmao:
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Re: wood for tip-ups
« Reply #22 on: Dec 13, 2011, 07:40 PM »
Jiggin4perch,
What are you using for the hardware? Recycling an old trap, or have you found a place that sells the stuff?

Fish 307 carries tip up parts. Prices are pretty good.
http://www.fish307.com/40uptip-upreplacementparts.aspx

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Re: wood for tip-ups
« Reply #23 on: Dec 13, 2011, 07:45 PM »
Jiggin4perch,
What are you using for the hardware? Recycling an old trap, or have you found a place that sells the stuff?


I had 2 old ones given to me but they had been stored in in a barn and the hardware was rusted.  So i thought i could still use the wood from those two and buy the hardware and more wood to make five tip ups. that would give me ten total for back up or for a friend to use.  fish307 has all the hardware for them...or i could try to mak my own hardware.  I'm just looking for something to do while waiting for the ice.

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Re: wood for tip-ups
« Reply #24 on: Dec 14, 2011, 06:39 AM »
Pallets are usually made of ash, and can usually be found for free if you look on craigslist or something like that. You could probably get thirty or so tipups out of one pallet, so you could pick and choose the nicer parts and still get ten out of it.

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Re: wood for tip-ups
« Reply #25 on: Dec 18, 2011, 08:34 PM »
Jiggin4perch,
What are you using for the hardware? Recycling an old trap, or have you found a place that sells the stuff?

I saw on eBay they sell packages of hardware to make 5 tipups, for 20.00. Might be a fun project-

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Re: wood for tip-ups
« Reply #26 on: Dec 20, 2011, 06:55 PM »
What about using Trex Decking?

 

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Re: wood for tip-ups
« Reply #27 on: Dec 20, 2011, 07:35 PM »
How about the plastic 12" long paint stir sticks.  They flexible, ice doesn't stick to them, no treatment required.

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Re: wood for tip-ups
« Reply #28 on: Dec 21, 2011, 10:36 PM »
I'm going to try making some this year out of a few broken hockey sticks. Sher-Wood ice fishing gear!
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Re: wood for tip-ups
« Reply #29 on: Dec 22, 2011, 06:48 AM »
I made a set of 5 out of Teak a few years ago and it is the absolute best wood to use around water. No sealing is necessary but you can give them a coat of Teak oil every season.

Go to a Marina or boat junk yard and find an old swim platform from the back of a junk boat. Even if Teak looks old and gray the stuff does not rot and can be brought back to look and work great.

If you are going to do it right with high end wood then I think Heritage Laker sells all the parts and I know for sure that Jack Traps does. You will spend some bucks but you will also have tip ups to be passed down through generations. If you have the skills and tools you might as well spend your time & efforts making some real beauties. Believe me, you can buy them already made much cheaper so there is no savings to be found making them yourself. I spent hours upon hours upon hours making my set with all the cutting, sanding, drilling, attaching the all parts that cost a small fortune and in the end I could have bought a full set of Jack Traps or Lakers for much less. All the Jack Trap parts are stainless steel and good for a few life times.

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Re: wood for tip-ups
« Reply #30 on: Dec 23, 2011, 04:46 AM »
Go with a hardwood. I made mine homemade out of ash. Worked excellent..






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Re: wood for tip-ups
« Reply #31 on: Dec 23, 2011, 04:49 AM »
I'm going to try making some this year out of a few broken hockey sticks. Sher-Wood ice fishing gear!

Now that would be awesome.. Be sure to post pics
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Re: wood for tip-ups
« Reply #32 on: Dec 24, 2011, 10:42 AM »
I used laminated ash to keep it from warping and gorilla glue, coated with outdoor poly.




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Re: wood for tip-ups
« Reply #33 on: Dec 24, 2011, 10:49 AM »
I used laminated ash to keep it from warping and gorilla glue, coated with outdoor poly.





Very classy with a sexy look. Nice work with excellent parts. :thumbsup:

My Teak ones were pretty basic and there was no Jack Trap or Heritage parts back then.




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Re: wood for tip-ups
« Reply #34 on: Dec 25, 2011, 01:59 PM »
I made all my own parts, even the reels. Everything but the flag springs is stainless steel or aluminium with teflon washers. Flag springs are made from a drain snake and the flags are made from an old nylon windbreaker, triggers are Tig wire.

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Re: wood for tip-ups
« Reply #35 on: Dec 25, 2011, 06:18 PM »
I made all my own parts, even the reels. Everything but the flag springs is stainless steel or aluminium with teflon washers. Flag springs are made from a drain snake and the flags are made from an old nylon windbreaker, triggers are Tig wire.

Oh come on CJG. It has nothing to do with who did better and everything to do with nice pictures.

I have great respect for any ice man who made his own gear and enjoys his invention. If we all look back 50 or 60 year there was not much we could do as compared to the stuff we have and can make today. I am not so sure we can even advance the technology but tip ups made in our own home work shops sure can be some pretty masterpieces.

We have guys who are machinists that machined their own reels and parts and guys who are carpenters/cabinetmakers who made their own wood parts and it is all good.

We may never build a better mouse trap but I sure do enjoy seeing the work we do.


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Re: wood for tip-ups
« Reply #36 on: Dec 26, 2011, 10:10 AM »
Oh come on CJG. It has nothing to do with who did better and everything to do with nice pictures.


I'm just saying. It may have been implied that I used parts that I didn't make to build them, I didn't. By the way I'm an electronic tech by trade. As long as you are happy with what you have made for yourself is all that matters. I enjoy making my own stuff, tie my own flies, make my own flyrods, nets, reload bullets for hunting and anything else that I can do myself. Nothing against anyone who doesn't, that's just what works for me, part of the fun.

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Re: wood for tip-ups
« Reply #37 on: Dec 27, 2011, 06:17 AM »
The Bowed cross bar frames and the Custom made parts really set those Trap apart from the rest of the crowd cjg, job Well Done !! :thumbsup: :tipup:

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Re: wood for tip-ups
« Reply #38 on: Dec 30, 2011, 12:24 PM »
To start with, All the pics are of beautiful craftsmanship, and to be proud of!!! :bow: :thumbsup:  Another source of prime wood is from your local hardwood flooring installer. If he'll help you and you're not in too much of a hurry, you can get most of the recommended woods for little or nothing. I have all the wood parts for 12-15 all cut in my hardside-turned-storage, in cedar, brazillian cherry, and white oak just waiting for the motivation and metal parts to complete. Your ideas and pics are helping! ;) ;D
  I agree with Surf, the curved bows on CJD's are exceptional

 I'm also a big fan of Helmsman Spar for anything that needs to be durable.
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Re: wood for tip-ups
« Reply #39 on: Jan 02, 2012, 05:39 AM »
use some nice merranti mahagony  before you seal them make sure you use a grain filler . if you dont you could put several coats on it and it would still look and feel the same.
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