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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    I broke the heck out of one a few years back at our field trial. It was all full of ducks and I was told to move everything to the next spot. So I grabbed in the middle and lifted it full and put it in the back of my truck with a hundred other things.
    So you're saying you didn't "try to break" it.
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    I was looking at making one, but I think a person be money ahead to get a good metal one like you see in dogs afield.

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    I haven't read all of the posts so perhaps someone has already mentioned this type.

    My husband copied these from some we had seen at Buckeye RC in Hambden, OH. They've used theirs for years. Since our club has events at different places, he used a slightly lighter weatherproof wood. They fold up and can be easily stored in our trailers and moved as needed (I can carry one myself). The ducks stay nicely in the neck holders and are far enough apart that air can circulate around them, thus drying them more readily. We used them at our field trial a few weeks ago and were able to put them in our trailer over night to dry and keep away from the "critters" rather than bagging them. After suggestions from club members, he added hooks for garbage bags (for mangled ducks) as well as hooks on the bottom to secure camo mesh in case the flies were bad. I think it cost him about $26 apiece not counting his labor. If anyone is interested in the measurements, etc. then PM me and I will find out from him. You could certainly make a smaller version.
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    I forgot to say that the ducks hang on both sides, 12 per row for a total of 48 ducks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitty View Post
    The one Shawn linked to is out of stock, and I don't need anything that big. They have a smaller, 4-legged model, though:



    Here's a pic and link to the one Shawn pointed out:



    Not sure I like having to assemble it, I will lose pieces! But like the no-pinchy finger problem. Are these Butch Green?
    Mine is like the larger one with two T shaped legs but it has only 4 duck bars like the smaller one. I got it from Lion Country.
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    RJG, would you please post the depth and width of the slots and also what the slot spacing was?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJG View Post
    I haven't read all of the posts so perhaps someone has already mentioned this type.

    My husband copied these from some we had seen at Buckeye RC in Hambden, OH. They've used theirs for years. Since our club has events at different places, he used a slightly lighter weatherproof wood. They fold up and can be easily stored in our trailers and moved as needed (I can carry one myself). The ducks stay nicely in the neck holders and are far enough apart that air can circulate around them, thus drying them more readily. We used them at our field trial a few weeks ago and were able to put them in our trailer over night to dry and keep away from the "critters" rather than bagging them. After suggestions from club members, he added hooks for garbage bags (for mangled ducks) as well as hooks on the bottom to secure camo mesh in case the flies were bad. I think it cost him about $26 apiece not counting his labor. If anyone is interested in the measurements, etc. then PM me and I will find out from him. You could certainly make a smaller version.
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    I made this one from a metal saw horse. Light weight, compact, no parts to lose, holds 30 birds.
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    Hi Howard,
    The outer horizontal boards are 60 inches wide, the inner horizontal boards are 58 1/2 inches wide.
    Each leg is 5 feet by 3 5/8 inches by 3/4 inch.
    The u shaped holding slot is a 1 inch circle at the bottom, the vertical sides of the 'U' are also 1 inch wide. The total depth from the top of the board to the bottom of the holding circle is 2 inches.
    It is about 4 1/4 inches between slots.

    From the ground to the bottom of the first horizontal rack is 27 1/2 inches.
    From the ground to the bottom of the upper horizontal rack is 49 inches.
    The legs are joined 1 7/8 inches from the top of the board by a single 3/8 inch galvanized bolt which allows the legs to fold flat together.

    A 21 1/2 inch rope or cable on each side at the level of the lower horizontal rack stabilizes the legs and keeps them from over extending.

    The ones John built hold 48 birds.
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    The u shaped holding slot is a 1 inch circle at the bottom, the vertical sides of the 'U' are also 1 inch wide. The total depth from the top of the board to the bottom of the holding circle is 2 inches.
    It is about 4 1/4 inches between slots.
    Thanks a lot. I like what he's done. I'm going to make one this next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitty View Post

    That one will still pinch your fingers, but IME, if you do, it will hurt less than the aluminum posted earlier. It isn't as sharp in places. It takes up very little space in your dog truck. Perfect for one person but mine also gets 'volunteered' for training groups and events as well.

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