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Old 09-23-2012, 10:19 PM
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Default Trap Thrower

Have been wanting a 3/4 cock trap thrower for years now, I have never wanted to part with the cash for one so I decided the only logical thing to do is build my own. Started off by ordering 2 clutch bearings, then machined a carrier for them, and turned the spindle. I then fabbed the frame from 3/16 and made all the spring mechanism out of junk in the scrap pile.......except a piece of 5/8" rod, had to dig out a full length piece to cut off the 1 1/2" that I needed. Welded the bearing carrier to the frame and all the pivot parts to the spindle.

I still have to make or buy a aluminum thrower arm, make a latch mechanism, make a pivot mechanism, put a handle on it and make a stand for it. it's been a fun project, can't wait to test it out!!!
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:56 AM
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Will you make it capable of throwing more than one clay?

Build looks good though, make sure and get a picture of it in action when done!
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:33 PM
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Will you make it capable of throwing more than one clay?

Build looks good though, make sure and get a picture of it in action when done!
it will be able to throw stacked doubles or in line doubles, it will throw all types of clays

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Old 09-24-2012, 11:48 PM
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This is cool!
You going to post an in-action video?
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Have not been good about updates, sorry folks

Today I got the frame and ears made to allow it to pivot in the vertical axis, fabbed up the trigger and a handle. I used the frame I made for holding my 4 wheeler in the back of the truck as a mock up piece as I am considering making something along those lines so I can sit on the tailgate and toss clays.

first pic is the trigger in the hold position
second is the open position
third is the frame welded up
fourth is the frame with pivot ears (I used a piece of pipe on the bottom swivel ear to allow horizontal movement)
fifth is mocked up on truck

I am still undecided if I want it to be a reese receiver or if I should just make a short sawhorse kind of thing that I can mount it to and put a seat on, I have until spring to decide
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lastly, have a vid

did some test throws when I got home and I need a heavier spring to get more speed out of it, other than that I am happy with how it is turning out.
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Will it throw barn cats, too?
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Will it throw barn cats, too?
tom, it could be easily modified to do so haha!
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Now that is COOL.
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Nice job.

At $35 to buy a new one, it never would have occurred to me to try to make one.
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