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Walkingstick

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PostSubject: Being Frugal - sifters   Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:37 am

Not everyone can bring home the $$ like O'gorman or (tongue in cheek LOL) huntinglonewolf so we find ways to save money or we just are born tinkerers. I like to use aluminum for my sifters and when at a good will store or any sale, flea market I buy aluminum pans for pennies and turn them into usable, non rusting, dirt sifters. I especially like old bundt pans.



I like the bundt pans because they are deep and have the insert to cut off. here is a whole pan



I take and draw a line about one inch around the insert and with my dremel cutoff wheel I cut out the ring.
here is a ring before and after trimming



I then cut a piece of 1/4 inch galvanized harware cloth and set that into the pan and place the ring on top. I drill 1/8 inch holes around the bottom with my dremel and a bit and using aluminum pop rivets attatch the ring squeezing the hardware cloth between the pan and cut off ring. I put the rivets up into the sifter as to have a smooth bottom surface that nothing catches on. If the sifter ever wears out I can drill out the rivets and add a new screen.






I cut a sqare or rectangle out of the square or rectangular pans leaving a 3/4 inch lip and then cut the portion I cut out into 3/4 inch strips to sandwich the screen between...I do not believe any of my lifetime sifters cost a dollar and last without rusting and they are light. Hope this idea helps some... Very Happy ..........Mac~
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PostSubject: Re: Being Frugal - sifters   Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:54 pm

that looks like a dandy..... i might have been even cheaper LOL... i took a piece of vent screen and srewed it to a wood frame. however it took a beating this winter but your idea has me headed to the goodwill this weekend.

thanks for the idea
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PostSubject: Re: Being Frugal - sifters   Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:42 pm

Looks like a very nice sifter.


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PostSubject: Re: Being Frugal - sifters   Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:33 pm

how big of mesh are you guys using? i think mine is 1/4" and does it make a differance if it square or diamond
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PostSubject: Re: Being Frugal - sifters   Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:06 pm

Mine is the same heavy mesh they use in the heavy duty sifters. It's 1/4" on the inside.
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PostSubject: Re: Being Frugal - sifters   Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:44 pm

Excellent posts. Thanks for sharing.
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PostSubject: Re: Being Frugal - sifters   Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:43 am

i bought a sifter, i made my trowel and am in the process of making my own trap basket, i also made my own skinning gambrel,i really like your idea for the sifter, will have to remember that one,
here is the trowel i made for dirt hole sets


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PostSubject: Re: Being Frugal - sifters   Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:02 am

Very nice trowel.
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PostSubject: Re: Being Frugal - sifters   Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:44 pm

Been busy and lurking lately, but i finally got the pack basket done, i used a 15 gal can for trowel/traps/stakes etc.., and a 2 gal for bait/urine, an old seat belt for a strap, what do you think Question






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PostSubject: Re: Being Frugal - sifters   Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:34 pm

Looks good, I am too lazy to make anything myself, but I am going to have to give it a whirl. At least this way you can perfect it to exactly how you want it.
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PostSubject: Re: Being Frugal - sifters   Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:11 pm

yeah thats what i thought, cant blame anyone else if you dont like it, plus like you said, it is how you want it, and ofcoarse cheaper too
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PostSubject: Re: Being Frugal - sifters   Fri May 29, 2009 10:18 am

Here is a sifter I made out of a 1 pound coffee can. I used a 1/4" drill bit to make the holes. I like it as I can be very precise as to where I am putting the dirt.





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PostSubject: Re: Being Frugal - sifters   Fri May 29, 2009 8:06 pm

pretty nifty
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