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  • Building a Crabpot
    properly during assembly Trust me on this Figure 1a Trim wire as shown Figure 1b Wire properly trimmed Figure 1c Trimmed piece of wire ready to be shaped Note The next time you make a crabpot when you are comfortable with what the parlor looks like you can skip all this trimming and simply cut the wire to fit directly from the roll The trimming is necessary only because I didn t want to confuse the novice with cutting on the half mesh and cutting a full mesh in half which have two entirely different meanings Step 2 2 Figure 2 Place a two by four across mesh 5 Place a two by four across the center of the wire completely covering mesh 5 see Figure 2 Step 2 3 Figure 3 Wire bent to form a V shape Bend the wire around the two by four so that it forms a V or tent shape see Figure 3 Step 2 4 Figure 4 Properly bent piece of wire Remove the two by four and flip the wire right side up see Figure 4 Step 2 5 Figure 5a Make your first cut here Figure 5b Properly cut funnel Cut

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  • Building a Crabpot
    cylinder Step 3 3 Figure 3 Bend wire so that it forms a large mouth which tapers down to a smaller opening Step 3 4 Figure 4a Figure 4b Figure 4c Use the pigtails to fasten the two edges together by wrapping the pigtails around the adjoining side see figures 4a 4b and 4c Note If you do not wish to use the pigtail method you may cut them off

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  • Building a Crabpot
    Locate the top of the tube and press its edges together see Figure 4 The top of the tube is the rough end If both ends are smooth then either can be the top Figure 3b shows the smooth end which will remain open Note that when you cut the eelpot wire in half one piece must have a rough edge since eelpot wire is 24 meshes wide and the

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  • Building a Crabpot
    has paid off Had we not trimmed the wire the protrusions would be off by a half mesh and would need to be inserted a full mesh higher or lower to fit correctly Whew Step 5 2 Figure 2a Figure 2b Figure 2c Figure 2d Fasten the parlor to the sides of the U piece by wrapping the protruding wire ends around the sides of the U piece See Figures

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  • Building a Crabpot
    6 2 Figure 2a Figure 2b Figure 2c Insert the bait box through the opening Orient the top ears of the bait box so that they slightly protrude through the floor of the parlor figure 2a Using crabpot staples fasten the bait box to the floor bottom of the crabpot figures 2b and 2c Step 6 3 Figure 3a Figure 3b Using crabpot staples fasten each ear of the bait

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  • Building a Crabpot
    the bottom U piece forming a cube figures 1a 1b 1c and 1d Step 7 2 Figure 2a Figure 2b Figure 2c Figure 2d Along both bottom edges and one top edge it doesn t matter which one join the edges by wrapping the protruding wire ends around the selvage of the other piece See figures 2a 2b 2c and 2d Important Note You must join only one of the top edges This edge will later become the hatch from which you will empty your catch Figure 2e shows one of the top edges properly left unfinished Figure 2e Step 7 3 Figure 3a Figure 3b Locate the seams where the selvages meet on the sides These seams have no protruding wires in which to wrap so you ll need to use crabpot staples spaced about every mesh to fasten the edges together see figures 3a and 3b Perform this step to all four of the sides of the crabpot Note that when this step has been completed your crabpot should form a nearly perfect cube with all sides except one of the top edges fastened together All edges and corners should be smooth and finished with the exception of

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  • Building a Crabpot
    shown in figure 1a The piece you remove should resemble figure 1b Rotate the crabpot 180 degrees to the opposite side and perform the same procedure Rotate the crabpot 90 degrees a quarter turn so now the V shaped edge of the parlor is facing you Using figure 1c as a template perform the same procedure to this and the opposite side of the crabpot Note The front and back sides are cut using figure 1b as a guide The left and right sides are cut using figure 1c as a guide This is due to the fact that the front and back bottom edges are where the 90 degree bends are made in the bottom U piece The left and right bottom edges are where the two U pieces are joined together Therefore the meshes will be off by one row Makes sense to me Step 8 2 Figure 2a Figure 2b Figure 2c Working one side at a time insert the funnel through the opening that you cut The funnel s seam should face the bottom of the crabpot Use crabpot staples to attach the funnel to the side of the crabpot figure 2a Bend any protruding wires

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  • Building a Crabpot
    piece to frame the entire pot bending with pliers in order to make the 90 degree turns Use 11 guage smooth wire to finish the unfinished edge of the side piece Simply bend the protruding edges around the wire to create a smooth clean finished appearance Note instead of framing the entire top of the crabpot you can opt to use the smooth wire to finish off just the unfinished

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