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.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.
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 wellMaking 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.
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.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.
Get the #8 if you plan on getting a yodel dog on one. Fox wire would be too smallThanks 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.