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  • Gambles, any sugestions???

    I am looking at building a set of gambles for hanging deer. Any sugestions? thanks

  • #2
    Don't make it too wide. I made this mistake once and had a dead hog laying on the ground while I was in the shop cutting and welding

    I use 1/2 rod and 1" black pipe (mostly because that's what I had laying around). Cut your rod to length for the end hooks. Hold them against the bench grinder and spin the rod to put a point on the end, THEN bend them in a hook shape. It's much easier to put the point on it when the rod is still straight. For the hanger in the middle I just U-bend another piece of 1/2 rod. Make sure this it big enough for a chain hook to pass through. Alternatively you could use a piece of 1/4 place with a hole and slot that will grab a chain between the links.

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    • #3
      I hope they had their day in court. What did they do. Steal some corn?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Andy View Post
        Don't make it too wide. I made this mistake once and had a dead hog laying on the ground while I was in the shop cutting and welding

        I use 1/2 rod and 1" black pipe (mostly because that's what I had laying around). Cut your rod to length for the end hooks. Hold them against the bench grinder and spin the rod to put a point on the end, THEN bend them in a hook shape. It's much easier to put the point on it when the rod is still straight. For the hanger in the middle I just U-bend another piece of 1/2 rod. Make sure this it big enough for a chain hook to pass through. Alternatively you could use a piece of 1/4 place with a hole and slot that will grab a chain between the links.
        I would second what is said here, but would suggest you make one gambrel for deer (16"-18" wide) and a separate gambrel (12"-14" wide) for hogs. You will find this much more useful.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by monte55 View Post
          I hope they had their day in court. What did they do. Steal some corn?
          do you have something against shooting deer?

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          • #6
            thanks guys it was greatly appreciated, helped me out alot

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            • #7
              Originally posted by brwo00883 View Post
              do you have something against shooting deer?
              Actually I do.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by monte55 View Post
                Actually I do.
                well some of us really enjoy it so if you dont like it keep it to yourself please, thanks, were not doing anything wrong by doing it so

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                • #9
                  Here is a link to an adjustable Gambrel. It seems pretty easy to clone.
                  http://www.texashunterproducts.com/ortgaga.html

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