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Old 06-02-2020, 12:49 PM   #1
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Couple of guys have asked bout the stand n fill I made, so Iím gonna try and show it to yíall in pics. Which Iím terrible at! Gotta learn sooner or later! Here is just the 3íx3íx2í deep box with internal funnel. If the pics end up huge, sideways, or whatever... sorry, but consider who youíre dealing with! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 06-02-2020, 12:53 PM   #2
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As I guess you can tell, I use what I can in material. Wasn’t bout to cut a fresh piece when I can splice together several to make it work.
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Old 06-02-2020, 12:57 PM   #3
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Top w/hinged lid...
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:03 PM   #4
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Legs/skids tacked in place... and sideways. Oh well
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:05 PM   #5
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Top on w/door. I once again apologize for sideways, but I ainít smart enough to figure it out I guess.
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:07 PM   #6
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Spinner plates. Corners have inverted angle iron where they meet the angle iron legs to keep corn from gathering in the ďpocketsĒ.
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:15 PM   #7
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Timer control/battery box wired into motor. And meant to note that upper and lower spin plates are 2-3/8Ē apart at the spinner plate, and 2-3/4Ē at the outer edge. 18Ē to center, so it will take a coon with the longest front legs ever recorded to reach it. Hopefully. And I know the question will get asked bout corn possibly gathering and then molding if it doesnít clear the tray. Iíve spun this feeder several times with corn after I got done, and it leaves minimal amounts on the tray. So I canít guarantee anything as of yet. A buddy of mine took this idea on a 55 gal with 2-30Ē sheets, and hasnít had any issues. And heís been running his for 2 months in humid NE Texas. So thatís bout all I got.
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:17 PM   #8
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Excellent job Rusty...That's a good looking feeder.
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:17 PM   #9
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Thank you for sharing! Exactly what I was looking for
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:17 PM   #10
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Completed with OD paint job, and my brand I put on everything. RRC. Fairly long story behind that...
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:19 PM   #11
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Feeder #2 parts with some changes I wanted to make after working through the first one. Cut, bent, and some tacking
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:22 PM   #12
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Remaining pieces of feeder #2. Got to get er tacked together and welded up! Thanks for the interest, and I apologize for the cricks in yalls necks from sidewinder pics! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:47 PM   #13
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Any questions, feel free to ask. I didnít give much details, I know, but can tell ya any dimension (s) you might need. For starters, overall height when done was 66-3/4Ē to the top. Next one will prob be bout 62Ē. For starters, I wonít forget to figure in for the 2-3/8Ē skids.
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Old 06-02-2020, 04:17 PM   #14
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Hog down, weren’t you the one asking bout it on westtexasducks thread?
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Old 06-02-2020, 05:14 PM   #15
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Sheesh, great job!!! I wish I had a shear and a break. Did you use those or whiskey bend and bend the sheets?
Looks awesome!

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Old 06-02-2020, 05:26 PM   #16
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I did this exactly on a feeder I built
It was 3x3 square w triangle funnel
I fit 29-30 bags of corn when full.

I didn't know what would hold so I did 12g steel..omg overkill that pup was a heavy sob

Nice job!
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Old 06-02-2020, 05:31 PM   #17
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Very impressive!!!!
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Old 06-02-2020, 06:46 PM   #18
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Excellent job Rusty!
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Old 06-02-2020, 07:29 PM   #19
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Thanks y’all! And I’ve done many a “whiskey bend” but these were done on a 50” wide break that’ll bend 16 ga max thickness. When you’re trying to bend a piece 2’ wide or more, at max thickness, you better grab aholt!! The small fabbed stuff was oxy-acetylene welded. I do tig a lot, but like to keep in touch with my old school ways! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 06-02-2020, 08:33 PM   #20
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And no on the shear, all cut with the plasma.
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Old 07-17-2020, 10:36 AM   #21
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Forgot to show feeder #2 when it was finished. Ran out of OD green, so finished out with desert tan. Donít figure the deer will care. Changed this one abit, just trying different stuff. As in deeper, and external, funnel. I do know I put 13 bags in this one this past weekend, and it looked like prob 3 more would fit. Forgot to mention, the skids with drag hitch were put on there just in case I needed to drag it a little ways to get it in the pen. Well... when I went up and put out feeder #1, it rained all night the night before. So as to not cut ruts on our place, I drug it 1200 yds with the 4-wheeler and put it in the pen. Was glad for the skids/hitch for sure then! And even though I donít like using round pipe for most everything, it works waaay better for skids. Angle iron turned up on ends would be harder to drag by far. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 07-17-2020, 10:38 AM   #22
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Another view...
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Old 07-17-2020, 10:43 AM   #23
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Feeder one had been out since June 20th, and when we went this past weekend, there was minimal corn on the tray. Had several deer do what this buck is doing, and coons on TOP of the feeder that would drop down from the limb above it. But zero coons even attempting to get at spinner. The few pics of coons eating corn, they were on the ground eating like normal critters should! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 07-17-2020, 10:44 AM   #24
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And I AINT GOT A CLUE how that last pic is right side up!
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Old 07-17-2020, 01:06 PM   #25
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Great job! I'm going to have to try this.
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Old 07-17-2020, 01:44 PM   #26
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Thank ya sir. And if anybody is feeling overly gracious, they can upright the sideways pics if theyíre so inclined. If not, sorry bout the cricks. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 07-17-2020, 01:48 PM   #27
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Very impressive!!!!thanks for sharing
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Old 07-17-2020, 02:45 PM   #28
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Old 07-17-2020, 04:13 PM   #29
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looks good
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Old 07-17-2020, 04:32 PM   #30
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Much obliged.
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Old 07-17-2020, 05:01 PM   #31
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Those look outstanding! I'm impressed. (and I want one!
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Old 07-17-2020, 10:25 PM   #32
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Great job! I sure wish I had the tools to make a container like that. Maybe 1 day! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-17-2020, 10:33 PM   #33
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How much will ya make one for
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Old 07-17-2020, 11:04 PM   #34
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How thick steel did you use?


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Old 07-18-2020, 09:19 AM   #35
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I used 16 ga. for the hopper, and all sheet metal items. 3/16” ; 2x2 angle iron legs, and schedule 40 or thinner 2-3/8” round pipe skids. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 07-18-2020, 10:18 AM   #36
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Just seeing this for the first time. Top notch work Rusty. You weld a mean bead thatís for sure and nothing you build is lightweight! Now if I could just get you to learn how to post upright pics it would be a win win! 😜😜
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Old 07-18-2020, 02:10 PM   #37
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Oh well, the one with the deer in it turned out right, so thatís worth something. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 07-20-2020, 01:57 PM   #38
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Hoss163, sorry I didnít reply the other day! At the moment, I wonít be making any to sell cuz Iím still refining the finished product, and the quickest way to get it built. Oh, and deer season it right round the corner, and Iím no good for fab jobs then! When seasons over, I may look into whether itís something that would be feasible. Iím terrible at pricing things anyway, cuz when I fab stuff, Iím liable to spend 3 hrs meticulously engineering and building a spring loaded hidden latch, when most folks donít even care how the latch was built. But if I can figure out a way to make a little money, and not basically do it ďfor freeĒ, itís something Iíd like to look into. Cuz my wife, and most people I fab stuff for, say Iím ďtoo cheapĒ. But, on the flip side of that, I can go to sleep every night knowing I ainít over-charged anybody, and the customer is always pleased with the quality and appearance. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 07-21-2020, 01:54 PM   #39
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Hoss163, sorry I didnít reply the other day! At the moment, I wonít be making any to sell cuz Iím still refining the finished product, and the quickest way to get it built. Oh, and deer season it right round the corner, and Iím no good for fab jobs then! When seasons over, I may look into whether itís something that would be feasible. Iím terrible at pricing things anyway, cuz when I fab stuff, Iím liable to spend 3 hrs meticulously engineering and building a spring loaded hidden latch, when most folks donít even care how the latch was built. But if I can figure out a way to make a little money, and not basically do it ďfor freeĒ, itís something Iíd like to look into. Cuz my wife, and most people I fab stuff for, say Iím ďtoo cheapĒ. But, on the flip side of that, I can go to sleep every night knowing I ainít over-charged anybody, and the customer is always pleased with the quality and appearance. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
I can vouch for the quality of stuff you build sir. You definitely over build and over deliver while under-charging! 👍👍
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Old 07-21-2020, 02:04 PM   #40
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Thanks Joel! If any of y’all know this guy, you’ll know if he was happy with what I built him... anybody can be happy! JK Brother! I guess it’s like this, I’ve always put way more value in folks being pleased/happy, or what they may say bout my stuff, than the actual $$ amount made off of it! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty

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Old 01-12-2021, 09:37 PM   #41
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Bringing this back up top. Someone was asking bout these the other day, and being the forgetful sort I am, can’t remember who. Anyway, here they are, sideways pics and all! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:50 PM   #42
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Looks awesome. Likin the design.
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Old 01-14-2021, 09:39 AM   #43
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Top notch stuff again Rusty. I sure hope those feeders lasted over the winter and didnít blow over
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Old 01-14-2021, 02:02 PM   #44
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Thanks yíall... ok, and Joel too. They stayed upright, and coon free! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 02-11-2021, 07:17 AM   #45
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Old 02-11-2021, 07:18 AM   #46
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Nice build!


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Old 02-11-2021, 08:50 PM   #47
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Thanks for the pic flip Backwoods! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 02-11-2021, 09:00 PM   #48
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Pretty slick Rusty!!!
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Old 02-11-2021, 09:04 PM   #49
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Nice work!!!!
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