Ok so I have made a hoist that I think will hold a fallow. Just need to get out and try it. It attaches to the back of the car and folds up compact. I think it is really neat. The arm is adjustable for Fallow, Roe or Muntie so I can get it up highter if necessary. Don't know if it needs to be adjustable but hey ho.
Myself and Marko went out but the Fallow weren't playing ball. They were playing "Lets hide from the wind in the woods" where we had to walk straight through them. Sigh. But at least I was able to demonstrate how well the night vision worked. And it was a nice day out.
I have made a bipod from the green garden cane stuff, done some mods to the one that I saw on youtube to ensure that it never touches or can go clang. Seems to work really well. Most of the "Professional" ones for sale seem to be 2 small for me, I find I have to stoop and more money that I want to pay.
Well I am being made redundant next year so have to keep the costs down.
I am just about to finish making a tripod because I now know that if you are going out for a stalk and are going to be standing in the one place all the time a tripod has the benefit of being able to stand on it's own. Useful to have. That should be finished in the next day or so.
I made a stock extender for my T-bolt because I have long arms and the stock was too short for me.
I made 1/2 dozen rabbit carriers with a bit of webbing and some 5mm rope. Guess what some friends are getting for Xmas.
I have 1 or 2 other projects but they will involve spending money so I'm not keen on that at the moment. They can go on the back burner.
I need to order a new spring for my X-bolt as I found that the spring I bought turned out to have the same pull. Dammit. But it at least gives me a part number and I can get some on order to test so I can get the pull down from 3.3/4 lb to 1.3/4 lbs. But the replacement springs wont be here till new year.
So now, what next? Start knitting my own camo net? I am sure that there will be something I need/want/desire/can make.
Of course there is also all lot of testing to be done to make sure that I can successfully aim and hold straight everything I aim at for with the bipod or tripod. But there must be something else out there. Maybe I will just have to continue working on my woodburner...........
Ideas? Suggestions? Sales
What have you made that didn't cost much and made a difference?