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Old 08-11-2015, 09:09 AM   #1
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When I see something useful that costs more than I am willing to pay for something I can easily build myself, I go the DIY route. I saw a little "Patent Pending" device at ICAST that cost about $20. I'll have to admit it was kinda cool and was precisely machined and, likely worth the $20. I decided I'd DIY it myself using Popsicle sticks rather than machined aluminum. I figured if my wooden version worked, I'd look for some scrap aluminum or even plastic.

Would you believe? My Popsicle stick gizmo worked fine and, if I'm the least bit careful with it, it might outlast me.

The first DIY fishing equipment project I can remember making was a hook disgorger--yep, made from a Popsicle stick. That was about 65 years ago. My Dad duplicated it out of a piece of steel, brass or aluminum after seeing how well my gizmo worked. It was in my Bass fishing tackle box when the box was stolen about 20 years ago.

I don't know the legalities of posting a pic of a DIY project that sort of copies a "Pat. Pending" device so I really don't want to post it here.
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:34 AM   #2
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I always look at stuff and try to figure out other usages.... and make stuff alot. If I had a welder, I'd be dangerous!!!
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You can make whatever you want, you just can not sell it if someone else already has a patent for it...
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Patent pending means they don't have it yet... Let's see whatcha got...


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Default Jason, you ain't got a clue--

How many times my son has said the exact same words to me. It's become sort of a family joke.

I thought about way back in college in a course called "Strength of Materials."
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Default If I can find it, I'll post it this morning.

If I can't find it real quick I'll make another one with a modification that will make it even more useful..
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:04 PM   #9
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Yep, make my own stuff all the time.

I'm and amateur fiberglass, composites, plastics guy with a background in DC electrical and electronics.
My buddy is an amateur welder with a background in mechanics.

Together we are dangerous. haha
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Default Aluminum this time.

The glue in the gizmo made of Popsicle sticks didn't hold up after getting wet so I made on out of Aluminum this afternoon.

Material: Aluminum 3/16" thick x 5/8" wide flat bar about 6" long--MOL.
1/4" hole punch
Thin plastic lids from food containers.

First, drill a 5/32" hole completely through the Aluminum.
Next, drill about half way through the aluminum with 1/4" bit.
The hole will have a small "shoulder" to support the plastic discs.

Punch a bunch of 1/4" plastic discs.

To use, place plastic disc in the hole in the gizmo. Add trailer hook to your buzz bait or spinner bait then poke the first hook through the disc. The trailer hook will not come off.

The main use of this gizmo is to hold stinger hooks on. It works even better to keep worms and other soft plastics on the hook.

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