Whizbang plans and rubber fingers are here!!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by remadl700, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. remadl700

    remadl700 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just recieved the box with everything in it and an autograph from Herrick Kimball wishing me good luck.[​IMG]

    Now the fun starts. Went to the scrap yard and looked for HDP board, aluminum and stainless steel. Stainless steel is $2.50 a pound!!![​IMG] I will probably go with the aluminum. They have 3/16 inch 22 x 22 inch plates there for $5 vs $63 for SS.

    Anybody that has built one and would like to offer tips and suggestions, please bring it.
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  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    You just gave me an idea...I wonder if I could convert an old dryer into a plucker..the heating element is gone out, and it is otherwise in good shape. Thanks for rattling my brain for me this morning!! If nothing else I could use the motor [​IMG]

    Good luck on your plucker!! I hope it's a success!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:When you pull your fingers thru your plate and barrel, soak them in warm, soapy water. Makes a huge difference.
     
  4. remadl700

    remadl700 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:When you pull your fingers thru your plate and barrel, soak them in warm, soapy water. Makes a huge difference.

    NOTED![​IMG]
     
  5. goldnchocolate

    goldnchocolate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love to hear of your experiences as you are building it.
     
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    goldnchocolate Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. remadl700

    remadl700 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:When you pull your fingers thru your plate and barrel, soak them in warm, soapy water. Makes a huge difference.

    I bookmarked this nifty site in case you are interested in building one of these to help pull the fingers through. http://whizbangplucker.blogspot.com/2010/04/coming-soon.html

    Awesome![​IMG]
     
  8. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used 1/2 heavy plastic. Very easy to bore. 3/8 would also do. If you need bearing I have a xtra that came out of a mower. The one I used worked awsome. PM me if interested.
     

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