Posted 10 March 2007 - 06:18 pm
Inspired by his idea I've had a go at one of my own, which I realise might me a bit over engineered in a typical John B fashion.
Anyway it's built and off to be deployed, so we'll just have to wait and see.
Posted 10 March 2007 - 06:46 pm
Posted 10 March 2007 - 06:54 pm
The fence was originally just the two aoutside ones but I had to close the gap up a bit because our cat stuck his head in it when I was taking the first set of pics. The wire isn't really strong enough to form a solid roof either so if it was lower I think it would probably just bend at the instant of 'bounce'.
It took what to MK6 ? to get the seesaw right. Loads more fun to be had with this yet.
Posted 10 March 2007 - 06:57 pm
Posted 10 March 2007 - 07:36 pm
I think it would operate more effectively if you used higher grade mesh (ie thicker) and used a dome shape rather than a square cross section to the 'tunnel'. That way there would not be any spare space above or around the trap for the victim to squeeze into on firing making it more efficient and humane.
A Mk IV Fenn will work fine in a square bottomed, but arch shaped tunnel 6 inches wide at base and same height. It will need to be tweaked very slightly for a Mk VI.
Posted 17 March 2007 - 02:13 pm
I built a bit of an extra tunnel of bricks to keep the cats out.
Got a call at 8 this morning ....
Posted 17 March 2007 - 03:17 pm
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Posted 17 March 2007 - 05:37 pm
Perhaps narrowing things down a bit and removing some of the obstacles to allow a clearer throughway might work a bit better. Your looking for a kill around its chest/neck area.
Edited by The Big Fish, 17 March 2007 - 05:39 pm.
Posted 17 March 2007 - 05:45 pm
You can just make it out in the top pic.
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Posted 17 March 2007 - 05:48 pm
Posted 17 March 2007 - 05:54 pm
Posted 30 March 2007 - 09:11 pm
Edited by CHALKWARREN, 31 March 2007 - 09:04 pm.
Posted 30 March 2007 - 11:30 pm
I'd like some Fenn Mk VI's and a load more Body Grippers available to me, but I haven't got them so have to make do with what's to hand. I find myself more and more just looking to my little pile of Juby's. I've tried Imbra's in the same fashion but never yet had a catch.
To be honest, I reckon it might have something to do with me tending to balls the setting and leave the f*cking safety on! (I know: I'm a c***!)
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