Posts made in October, 2012

Gold Dredge and Highbanker Plans

I finally got back around to finishing my posts on my Dredge and Highbanker Plans.  I took some pictures (in my attic) of my dredge/high banker so you can see how I build it.  In a previous post, I showed how to build the hopper box portion and posted dimensioned drawings so you can build your own.   In this post I will talk about how to build the sluice box portion and where to get materials. If you need some paydirt to test out your...

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Pest Control

This weekend I went out to my land to do some work and I was eaten alive with Mosquitoes.  My wife and I are planning on building a house on this land in the next few years, so I started looking up how to control these Mosquitoes.  I have already implemented some techniques to control ticks, and will report on those issues and my results. I was able to do some reading and found out how a Mosquito Magnet works.  I also read about a Mosquito...

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Free Hopper Box Plans

Here is the design that i used for my hopper box. I designed this myself, and you are free to use it and change it how ever you like.  The current design uses a industrial air conditioner vent as the grate, but you may need to find something else or design something yourself as a grate.  The air conditioner vent will get blocked by some rocks and can be tough to get them out.  The box itself works great though.  I think I changed the opening...

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Tool Review

I wanted to share with you my experience with an exhaust pipe stretcher.  I bought one of these a few years back to build my custom header for my VW rail.  I was unable to get this to stretch Hooker pre-bent exhaust pipe.  The tool finally broke and just for note the fingers not weld back together well.  The fingers are impregnated with oil so as the fingers heat up the oil will come out.  I tried using one with and without heat both with...

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Where to order Material and Stock

When you need to order any type of metal, look at Online Metals.  They are owned by ThyssenKupp Material which is a larger supplier of Large Quantity orders of metals.  I have personally ordered from them with no problem and Highly recommend them.  Below is a link to their website.  

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