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Offline rbellamy68

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Tip down plans???
« on: Dec 19, 2011, 09:07 AM »
Anyone know where i can get plans online for making my own tipdowns??Someone near me selling them on craigslist but100 dollars for five??Come on!!!Thanks for the info!!!
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Re: Tip down plans???
« Reply #1 on: Dec 19, 2011, 09:12 AM »
If they are nice that's a good price.
If you have the time make your own for sure.

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Re: Tip down plans???
« Reply #2 on: Dec 20, 2011, 12:22 AM »
It depends on what style and material you use to build them. The ones I made dont sit high off the ice. I bet I dont have $8 in each one. And they work great!

Offline CrappieGuy

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Re: Tip down plans???
« Reply #3 on: Dec 20, 2011, 07:43 AM »
Ice,

What do you use for a pole, the cheap plastic reel jig poles cost that much or more?

Offline lefty2053

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Re: Tip down plans???
« Reply #4 on: Dec 20, 2011, 08:28 AM »
$20 each is not a bad price at all if they are well built and use quality terminal tackle.  The rod it self costs almost $10 now, add the cost of new line, hook, sinkers, swivel, bolts and wing nuts, glue, nails, wood, eye screws, string, snap clip, and there is very little room left for labor.   It adds up fast if you use quality stuff.

I make and sell them for $20 for a complete ready to fish rig or I sell just the frames for $10 each or 3 for $25.   The only way I can make any money on them is because I get the wood for free and I get nothing for my labor.  Try making them yourself and see what it costs. 

Here is a link to them, I have made some changes and use a better connection for the string to the rod.  Instead of a slip knot over the handle I now use a small eye screw in the end of the rod and a snap clip to attach the string to the rod.  I will try to update the photos tonight.

http://s947.photobucket.com/albums/ad317/cmherrmann/For%20Sale/

Good job on those. I have just enough carpentry skills to handle that.
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Re: Tip down plans???
« Reply #5 on: Dec 25, 2011, 09:16 PM »
These may be worth a look...

They are sturdy, and priced right...just a thought

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Offline Doubles Shooter

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Re: Tip down plans???
« Reply #6 on: Dec 26, 2011, 03:46 AM »
Here are some I made a couple years ago. Using scrap lumber and cheap hardware, I've got about $6.00 in each. The rods have gone up a dollar since at the Sportsmans Guide. You should be able to do them for $7.-$7.50 each.







I wrapped solder on the handles to use to adjust the balance on the rods by sliding it up and down the handles.

Offline CharlieBrn

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Re: Tip down plans???
« Reply #7 on: Dec 26, 2011, 06:56 AM »
Looks like they'd do the job just fine. Nice job.

Offline CrappieGuy

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Re: Tip down plans???
« Reply #8 on: Dec 26, 2011, 07:43 PM »
How do you put pictures in a post?  I have them on Photo Bucket.  I click the Icon that says Insert Image but where do I paste the URL?  I tried pasting it between img and /img but get nothing.


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Re: Tip down plans???
« Reply #9 on: Dec 26, 2011, 08:34 PM »
Ice,

What do you use for a pole, the cheap plastic reel jig poles cost that much or more?
You know the signs people put in their yards to vote for someone? After elections I grab a bunch and use the rod, drill a piece of dowel and opoxy it in. Bend a loop in the tip then a 90. Ya dont have to rip their lips off to set the hook and I hand line them in. Works great! I gotta price everything again to see qhat I do have in them.

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Re: Tip down plans???
« Reply #10 on: Dec 26, 2011, 09:14 PM »
How do you put pictures in a post?  I have them on Photo Bucket.  I click the Icon that says Insert Image but where do I paste the URL?  I tried pasting it between img and /img but get nothing.


May be a help if you just scroll the cursor over the photo and let it rest there and wait until a small window opens, then scroll to the one labeled IMG CODE and click on that, it then says code copied. Now go back to your post, click your cursor in the post somewhere and right click and chose Paste. Click Preview, to see if you got it.  Good luck CH
      

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Re: Tip down plans???
« Reply #11 on: Dec 27, 2011, 09:19 AM »




That was too easy!!!   Thanks for the help

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Re: Tip down plans???
« Reply #12 on: Dec 27, 2011, 10:53 AM »
Happy to offer a bit of help to a handyman, sir. :bow:
      

Offline rbellamy68

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Re: Tip down plans???
« Reply #13 on: Jan 02, 2012, 08:31 AM »
Thanks to all for the ideas!!!Bring on the ice western ny!!!
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