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by rancid crabtree
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: Members Tips - Share yours!
Topic: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project
Replies: 32
Views: 14029

Re: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

The fiber cement siding is very heavy which means the doors need to be stout so they won’t sag over time. The door framing is finished. http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/staysharpguide/base99996_zps66p9k0nb.jpg Tight joints, construction adhesive and long decking screws should keep the doors ...
by rancid crabtree
Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Members Tips - Share yours!
Topic: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project
Replies: 32
Views: 14029

Re: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

The metal drip edge is installed which means we are ready to start shingling the roof. http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/staysharpguide/base9994_zpskhypohtv.jpg We look forward to the weekends because it affords a lot of time to work on the shed. The weather doesn’t care so we suffered a rain...
by rancid crabtree
Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Members Tips - Share yours!
Topic: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project
Replies: 32
Views: 14029

Re: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

Before we can shingle we have to install the metal drip edge. Before the metal drip edge is the final trim, before the final trim is the facia and soffit trim and none of that can be installed until more siding is installed so that where we focused our efforts next. Aside from hot dip galvanized nai...
by rancid crabtree
Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: Members Tips - Share yours!
Topic: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project
Replies: 32
Views: 14029

Re: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

Time to raise most (but not all) of the roof sheeting (1/2” OSB) 4 Full sheets and 4 half sheets were nailed in place. The two sheets at the bottom of the overhung “lean to” portion of the roof were not installed so that the 3 support posts and header could be installed. (They needed to be raised ab...
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Members Tips - Share yours!
Topic: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project
Replies: 32
Views: 14029

Re: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

All the trusses are braced and reinforced. http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/staysharpguide/base96_zpsgvewowtd.jpg http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/staysharpguide/base97_zpsmqqmrn55.jpg In order to work safe while installing the roof decking and later shingling, we built a temporary s...
by rancid crabtree
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Members Tips - Share yours!
Topic: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project
Replies: 32
Views: 14029

Re: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

Because the roofed overhang on the west side will make it challenging to raise the fiber/cement siding, we installed those 3 sheets before raising the trusses. The Fiber Cement siding sheets are heavy (80 Lbs each). http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/staysharpguide/base91_zpsbn71atxm.jpg http:...
by rancid crabtree
Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: Members Tips - Share yours!
Topic: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project
Replies: 32
Views: 14029

Re: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

All 7 trusses are finished and will be set aside waiting for the walls to go up. http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/staysharpguide/base7_zps4uuiud0j.jpg Then it was time to build and raise the walls http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/staysharpguide/base8_zpsdtd6bt3c.jpg http://i1045.phot...
by rancid crabtree
Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:45 am
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Topic: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project
Replies: 32
Views: 14029

Re: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

The next step is nailing in all the floor joist braces which provide support/spacing and nailing for the floor decking. The floor is ¾ plywood with tongue and groove edging to lock it all together. The big flat deck is the perfect place to build the trusses needed for the roof. There was still dayli...
by rancid crabtree
Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: Members Tips - Share yours!
Topic: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project
Replies: 32
Views: 14029

Re: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

I dug away the topsoil and backfilled with crushed paver base and tamped it down and leveled all the pavers. Then the treated 4 x 4’s were laid on the pavers and the floor joists on top of that. The sun went away and the mosquitos came out in full force but it’s a good start. http://i1045.photobucke...
by rancid crabtree
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:04 am
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Topic: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project
Replies: 32
Views: 14029

Re: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

Step one is sight prep. The shed will be tucked along the edge of some trees in the yard so branch trimming needs to be done to make room for the shed. The building permit is issued and digger’s hotline has marked the area. Each weekday after work (weather permitting) I should get about 5 hours to w...
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:47 am
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Topic: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project
Replies: 32
Views: 14029

The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

Now that we are back from our 4th of July trip it’s time to start a storage shed project that been on the back burner for a while. My son and I are building the shed. Its time to take the garage back which has become the manufacturing area for Innovative Outdoorsman products and we need a better sto...
by rancid crabtree
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Members Tips - Share yours!
Topic: Bear and deer loading for solo hunters
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

Bear and deer loading for solo hunters

I know every state has different laws on fresh kill transport and western states hunters do things different than midwest hunters (we are midwest hunters that bring out game animals whole to transport them to our processing setup on the farm where we break them down and process them like livestock i...
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:09 am
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Topic: Removable truck bed lights
Replies: 1
Views: 1115

Re: Removable truck bed lights

The silly clips have taken off. We set out to solve our truck bed lighting issue but were contacted by a lot of people looking for the same solution as well as bowfishermen and campers.

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by rancid crabtree
Tue May 31, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Members Tips - Share yours!
Topic: Removable truck bed lights
Replies: 1
Views: 1115

Removable truck bed lights

The DIY tonneau has the truck bed pretty dark now so Im adding some bed lighting but I didnt care to hard wire lights to the electrical system and the battery powered kits seemed over priced and both seemed to be of singular use. I hoped to make the lights have multiple uses for things like tracking...
by rancid crabtree
Tue May 24, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: Members Tips - Share yours!
Topic: Truck bed push pull pole
Replies: 1
Views: 967

Truck bed push pull pole

With the new DIY tonneau cover, the need for a reaching pole has increased. After looking at a few commercially available options we opted to make our own to combine features from a few poles on the market. Time to fire up the 3D printer again. This time to make a hook for the end of the pole. http:...
by rancid crabtree
Mon May 23, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Members Tips - Share yours!
Topic: Another truck bed storage solution
Replies: 0
Views: 1001

Another truck bed storage solution

We wanted a shallow "soft side" sort of box storage area behind the cab window. The plan is to make it about 8 inches deep so items can still be stored in the 8 foot bed of the truck beneath this storage area. When its not needed, it has to be easily removable. The first step was to design and print...
by rancid crabtree
Fri May 20, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Members Tips - Share yours!
Topic: Truck bed storage solution
Replies: 5
Views: 1891

Re: Truck bed storage solution

both side storage areas are now finished. Time to move onto the next truck bed storage solution.

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by rancid crabtree
Tue May 17, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Members Tips - Share yours!
Topic: Truck bed storage solution
Replies: 5
Views: 1891

Re: Truck bed storage solution

Credit my wife (she is the mother of invention) She grew weary of watermelons, gallons of milk and assorted groceries rolling around the bed and struggling to fish them out once she got home. She is short and the bed height of a Dodge Ram is high so she would have to employ a step stool to retrieve ...
by rancid crabtree
Tue May 17, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Members Tips - Share yours!
Topic: Truck bed storage solution
Replies: 5
Views: 1891

Truck bed storage solution

With the DIY tonneau cover complete, It was time to make some storage solutions for the back of the truck. http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/staysharpguide/basket94_zpsxk1x2fs9.jpg http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/staysharpguide/basket1_zpsvixic1xt.jpg http://i1045.photobucket.com/alb...
by rancid crabtree
Sun May 15, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Members Tips - Share yours!
Topic: DIY folding hard top tonneau cover for pickup truck bed
Replies: 5
Views: 1944

Re: DIY folding hard top tonneau cover for pickup truck bed

While the primary concern and reason for this project is bed security we hope to make the folding cover as weatherproof as possible considering the fact that we have 3 sections and hinged jointsgaps. To make sure the seams are as small as possible the hinges were recessed in the wood. To further dis...
by rancid crabtree
Wed May 11, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Members Tips - Share yours!
Topic: DIY folding hard top tonneau cover for pickup truck bed
Replies: 5
Views: 1944

Re: DIY folding hard top tonneau cover for pickup truck bed

The painting is complete so its time to fill in the blank slate http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/staysharpguide/cover991_zpsxbjryt4d.jpg We want to paint our Black Claw logo on the rear-most section of the bed cover. But we may also add the Stay Sharp logo to one of the other sections. http:...
by rancid crabtree
Tue May 10, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Members Tips - Share yours!
Topic: DIY folding hard top tonneau cover for pickup truck bed
Replies: 5
Views: 1944

DIY folding hard top tonneau cover for pickup truck bed

Because we will be attending more and more sports shows selling our bow holders and broadhead sharpening guides , we need a bit more security in the long bed of our truck (8 foot bed). We looked at tonneau covers and didn't care for the fabric versions as they can be breached with a knife. Other ver...
by rancid crabtree
Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: Other Hunting | Big and Small | Hogs
Topic: 2016 Archery Bear hunting blog (the home made edition)
Replies: 11
Views: 6911

Re: 2016 Archery Bear hunting blog (the home made edition)

The first head is fused to the threaded adapter with J.B. Weld and by peening the tip closed in the hole in the blade. Then it was primed and painted. In the universe of possible colors for broadheads, Ive always felt that glossy plum has been under-utilized. I hope to rectify that. Who knows, it mi...
by rancid crabtree
Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Members Tips - Share yours!
Topic: Curiously strong mints and keeping deer in one place
Replies: 0
Views: 994

Curiously strong mints and keeping deer in one place

Who doesn't love Altoids? Now there is even more to love about that Original Celebrated, Curiously Strong mint. Thanks to Altoids you can congregate and hold every single local deer on your hunting land to a single location. All you need to do is eat all the Altoids first to empty the tin (That's a ...
by rancid crabtree
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Other Hunting | Big and Small | Hogs
Topic: 2016 Archery Bear hunting blog (the home made edition)
Replies: 11
Views: 6911

Re: 2016 Archery Bear hunting blog (the home made edition)

The field points are steel and heavy. I wanted a little lighter version for the bear hunt broadhead so I switched from the re-shaped, steel, field points to aluminum adapters. Since they are aluminum I can use a micro saw and a Dremmel tool to cut the slots. http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/...
by rancid crabtree
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Other Hunting | Big and Small | Hogs
Topic: 2016 Archery Bear hunting blog (the home made edition)
Replies: 11
Views: 6911

Re: 2016 Archery Bear hunting blog (the home made edition)

Im making a new set of single bevel broadheads the upcoming WI bear hunt. Im planning on using field points and 7 1/4" circular saw blades for the main blade. Im slotting the field tip (ferrule) and can peen the tip of the ferrule onto the blade but the joint at the back end is more challenging. Ove...
by rancid crabtree
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Other Hunting | Big and Small | Hogs
Topic: 2016 Archery Bear hunting blog (the home made edition)
Replies: 11
Views: 6911

2016 Archery Bear hunting blog (the home made edition)

I'll use this space to keep a journal now that Ive drawn a WI fall bear tag. I will be hunting zone D with Northern Bayfield County Guide Service I plan to hunt with a bow and arrow as I have no interest in hunting bear with a firearm. Im leaning towards using a traditional bow and most likely one I...
by rancid crabtree
Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Members Tips - Share yours!
Topic: Digital manufacturing and today's bowhunters
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

Re: Digital manufacturing and today's bowhunters

I printed the latest version. I dont know that my scale is sensitive enough to capture the weight reduction. The calculated weight should have had this thing at 20 grains. http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/staysharpguide/IMG_3180_zpse3dxpkh3.jpg http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/staysh...
by rancid crabtree
Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Members Tips - Share yours!
Topic: Digital manufacturing and today's bowhunters
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

Re: Digital manufacturing and today's bowhunters

Back to the drawing board. Existing FOB's weigh 24.5 grains. Our early prototype of a modified annular airfoil fletch was 23 grains but like everybody else we dislike weight on the rear end of the arrow so we took out weight in no-stress areas and got the weight down to a (calculated) 20 grains (the...