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Offline Ssericz

Re: Chum Chunker --- late report
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2018, 09:56:08 PM »
YA I have 1/2 a sheet

Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Chum Chunker --- late report
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2018, 12:47:20 PM »
I do too. Wonder how many we can make ? ....I gotta find time to make drawings. Then I can “optimize” the panels.

They are expensive to buy, but we may find out why when we see how much Starboard it takes.  :jester:
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Offline AJFishin

Re: Chum Chunker --- late report
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2019, 12:08:29 PM »
I looked online for one these chum cutting boxes and wow, they're expensive. Then I remembered you made one and it seemed simple enough, so I made one too. Mine is definitely not the prettiest and it would have went easier if I had the right tools  :doh: but seems like it will work.

I didn't have any starboard, a little on the expensive side, so I bought a 24" x 18" x 1/2" cutting board and some stainless screws to hold it together. I made mine just small enough to be able to fit in the sponsom boxes 12" x 9" x 4" (footing is 6" wide)

Total cost $29



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Online Danno

Re: Chum Chunker --- late report
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2019, 12:14:40 PM »

Mine is definitely not the prettiest


Looks won't matter after just one use.   :jester:
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Chum Chunker --- late report
« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2019, 12:41:37 PM »

Mine is definitely not the prettiest


Looks won't matter after just one use.   :jester:

Good job AJ !  :clap: bowdown.gif :beerchug:

Mine is no longer pretty. 🥴

I have this nail gun that shoots plastic nails. (Raptor nails). It will shoot a 1-1/4” 16ga plastic nail through 1-1/4 inches of Maple wood.

I tested it on Starboard and discovered that as the nail pierces the Starboard, it also generates heat and melts it. Some of the melted Starboard seeps between the mated surfaces thus bonding the pieces.  I was testing it on 1/2” Starboard and having some difficulty with the nails centering on the cross section of the bottom piece. I was going to try it by using 1/2” and nailing into a 3/4” piece. Just have not gotten around to it.



« Last Edit: August 13, 2019, 12:48:44 PM by Croaker Stroker »
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15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"Ex Tridente Pax”. 🇺🇸

Offline AJFishin

Re: Chum Chunker --- late report
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2019, 01:17:26 PM »

Mine is definitely not the prettiest


Looks won't matter after just one use.   :jester:

 :jester: yes very true !



CS that sounds like a nice way to put something like this together and a lot easier.  Also what did you use to cut the knife slits?

If I was make another one, I would make it the way you did, screws on the side, way easier.
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Chum Chunker --- late report
« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2019, 01:58:30 PM »

Mine is definitely not the prettiest


Looks won't matter after just one use.   :jester:

 :jester: yes very true !



CS that sounds like a nice way to put something like this together and a lot easier.  Also what did you use to cut the knife slits?

If I was make another one, I would make it the way you did, screws on the side, way easier.

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1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"Ex Tridente Pax”. 🇺🇸

Offline Ocean Pulse

Re: Chum Chunker --- late report
« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2019, 05:48:00 PM »
 Two thumbs up Mark...excellent use of leftovers!
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Chum Chunker --- late report
« Reply #33 on: August 13, 2019, 10:22:32 PM »

Mine is definitely not the prettiest


Looks won't matter after just one use.   :jester:

 :jester: yes very true !

CS that sounds like a nice way to put something like this together and a lot easier.  Also what did you use to cut the knife slits?


I used a table saw to cut the slits. I used the fence and 1st cut 1-1/2” to leave room for the sides then 1” for each additional cut. I cut half of the slits then turned the board over to cut the other half. That’s why some of the slits look shorter than others...because of the curvature of the blade. 

It is dangerous to cut a rectangle between the blade and the fence.

A cross-cut sled would be a safer way to make the slits.


Two thumbs up Mark...excellent use of leftovers!

Thanks OP.

« Last Edit: August 13, 2019, 10:31:20 PM by Croaker Stroker »
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15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

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Offline AJFishin

Re: Chum Chunker --- late report
« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2019, 06:21:23 PM »
I used a miter saw to cut my slits, was only if'y when I got to slits on the ends.
I'm going to put it to use this weekend :fishing:
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