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Do you guys make your own stretchers? If not where do you get them. I need one for Fox and one for Coyote. I don't trap these are for Predator Season.
 

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Do you guys make your own stretchers? If not where do you get them. I need one for Fox and one for Coyote. I don't trap these are for Predator Season.
I use to make them when I trapped, but fur paid back then. They aren't hard to make out of plywood.


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Making them out of plywood is NOT a good idea.
You can get specs to make your own from http://www.nafa.ca/wp-content/uploads/NAFA_PeltHandlingManual_2012-02.pdf
Searching trapperman.com might also get you some more information.
Basically I just take some pine (basswood is better), send through the planer to 1/2", draw out one board to perfection, cut it on the bandsaw or jigsaw, and round the edges with sander. Then you can use this one as a template to make a few.
You can buy them online from trapper supply stores. The Snare Shop, F&T, PCS Outdoors
Better yet, go to the trapper convention. It is held at Space Farms on October 2. There are dealers there to buy from. And you can support the NJ trappers association.
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Making them out of plywood is NOT a good idea.
You can get specs to make your own from http://www.nafa.ca/wp-content/uploads/NAFA_PeltHandlingManual_2012-02.pdf
Searching trapperman.com might also get you some more information.
Basically I just take some pine (basswood is better), send through the planer to 1/2", draw out one board to perfection, cut it on the bandsaw or jigsaw, and round the edges with sander. Then you can use this one as a template to make a few.
You can buy them online from trapper supply stores. The Snare Shop, F&T, PCS Outdoors
Better yet, go to the trapper convention. It is held at Space Farms on October 2. There are dealers there to buy from. And you can support the NJ trappers association.
New Jersey Trappers Association ? Trapping in New Jersey, join us.
Too much work. Buy the metal ones. One of each size should do for what you are looking for. Much easier to store off season as well
 

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Furs stretched on wood are better than those stretched on wire. Every single fur big buyer out there will agree.
And if he is going to buy them, its the same amount of work.
 

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Whatever man, go to page 8 of the NAFA manual I posted above and read it for yourself. Its personal preference.
My furs however, will always be stretched on wood.
 

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Few wire stretchers won't break the bank Google trapping supply and you can shop the best price I keep 2 in each size to do what I get
 

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Whatever man, go to page 8 of the NAFA manual I posted above and read it for yourself. Its personal preference.
My furs however, will always be stretched on wood.
Your choice but it means nothing to buyers. I know NAFA very well and most of my furs were graded by them as Select I's, II's, and Select *, including some Top Lots. All done on wire, so your statement is nonsense and helps no one here trying to learn something.
 

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Thanks fellas. Looks like I need a couple #6's for fox and #8 if I get a Coyote. Or will a #6 do for a Coyote? They are pretty cheap and the only difference I see in wire or wood is you can use pins in the wood.
 

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Thanks fellas. Looks like I need a couple #6's for fox and #8 if I get a Coyote. Or will a #6 do for a Coyote? They are pretty cheap and the only difference I see in wire or wood is you can use pins in the wood.
Get the #8 if you plan on getting a yodel dog on one. Fox wire would be too small
 

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Where are you located? I can loan you a wood and a wire one to see what you prefer. If used properly you can put up nice fur with either type. PM me if interested
 

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wood looks nicer and you cant overstretch as easily as with wire, I might be switching to wood for coon this year, you can make them more uniform and you have less chance of anything ripping like the tail. trust me get wood theres a lot of other guys that will tell you the same
 
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