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Calling all cage makers
« on: October 13, 2017, 07:07:25 AM »
Been looking at some designs for a couple different cages. Think I am going to start with a couple gravity door set ups. I bought a Tomahawk Gravity door so I could get the basic concept down. Where are you guys getting your materials from? I looked at a few places online. Anywhere local? The Tomahawk is 12 gauge 1in x1in mesh. Thinking thats what ill start with. Thanks for the input.

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Re: Calling all cage makers
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 07:16:53 AM »
Are you building muskrat traps? 3nails has some good threads in the trapping section on this site.

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Re: Calling all cage makers
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 07:19:47 AM »
I bought all my supplies at dels in Monroe.  I don't think they are still around. Any feed store should have what you need for muskrat traps.

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Re: Calling all cage makers
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 07:43:42 AM »
Was thinking more bobcat traps.

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Re: Calling all cage makers
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 10:55:34 AM »
I have bought all my cage wire at mclendons. Always have what I need in stock. Triggers dogs and springs I buy through fnt post (if you want to go with conibear trigger setup)

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Re: Calling all cage makers
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2017, 11:31:46 AM »
I think you are going to have trouble if you are set on 12 gauge. All the feed stores have 14 gauge to my knowledge. It should work. When I bought that kind of stuff I got it at Dels who I think were bought out by Tractor Supply.
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Re: Calling all cage makers
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 12:00:39 PM »
I think you are going to have trouble if you are set on 12 gauge. All the feed stores have 14 gauge to my knowledge. It should work. When I bought that kind of stuff I got it at Dels who I think were bought out by Tractor Supply.

Thats what I have been running into. Not set on 12 gauge but it looks like most frameless/guliteen door style cages are made from 12 gauge. I have found it online but in very large quantitys. Just not looking to go the route. Maybe I will try the 14 and see how it holds its form

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Re: Calling all cage makers
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2017, 12:44:24 PM »
14 has held 50+ pound beavers just fine for me and I know a lot of guys using it for cat cages as well

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Re: Calling all cage makers
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2017, 04:52:49 PM »
I think you are going to have trouble if you are set on 12 gauge. All the feed stores have 14 gauge to my knowledge. It should work. When I bought that kind of stuff I got it at Dels who I think were bought out by Tractor Supply.

Thats what I have been running into. Not set on 12 gauge but it looks like most frameless/guliteen door style cages are made from 12 gauge. I have found it online but in very large quantitys. Just not looking to go the route. Maybe I will try the 14 and see how it holds its form

You can get 10 gauge 2"x2" wire at Grating Pacific in Kent. It comes in 5'x12' panels. That is what I am using in my frameless traps. Galvanized though it is pretty pricey. Seems like I remember $80 something a panel. Bright is like $30 something.
You better have a good brake if you are figuring on bending the stuff.
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Re: Calling all cage makers
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2017, 10:13:48 PM »
I live in Marysville. You can look at the traps I baught and ones I make.
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Re: Calling all cage makers
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2017, 06:32:27 AM »
I live in Marysville. You can look at the traps I baught and ones I make.

  Thanks...I appreciate that  :tup:...I may run by Metal Supermarket in Mill Creek and see what they have. Picked up a roll of 14 gauge this weekend and ill start with that and  see where that goes

 

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