Catchboxes

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Slingshots4Australia, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Slingshots4Australia

    Slingshots4Australia New Member

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    I've been thinking abit about catch boxes over the last week.<br><br>My catch boxes are fairly ghetto as i dont own any woodworking tools, but it seems decent enough.<br><br>at first I tried to make one out of an old traveling case, but it turned out to be too shallow.<br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=3&u=17567344" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/17/56/73/44/photo110.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>Currently im just using a large cardboard box, with a towel at the back.<br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=4&u=17567344" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/17/56/73/44/photo210.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>Im curious to see some of the catch boxes you guys have.<br><br>Ghetto or nicely crafted <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> both welcome, i just want some ideas floating around<br><br>I actually saw someones catch box they posted here, that was made so <br>that the balls would roll down a chanell and drop into a bucket, it was <br>awesome lol<br><br>also, does anyone know of any commercially available catchboxes?
     
  2. slingor

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    Gosh! If you have all that room available (2d picture), you can build a catchbox with concave inclined bottom leading the spheres to a funnel and, through a cheap piping system, to you again. So almost steady shooting without leaving your post.<br><br>v
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    i have made one myself, also with an angle so the ammo rolls in to a bucket, it is real easy and helps a lot
     
  4. Courier

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>onnod wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">i have made one myself, also with an angle so the ammo rolls in to a bucket, it is real easy and helps a lot</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>picture would be nice</span>
     
  5. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  6. JoergS

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    Here are some pics of my battered old box. It used to be a metal tool box, I sawed a big hole into the lid and bolted it to the backside to strengthen it. <br><br>I also bolted it to this old table so it does not fall over when I shoot my 30 mm steel balls into it. <br><br>I have about 6 Tshirts on a hanger, and a rubber doormat behind them. Still the backside looks pretty hammered... will have to pounce it back a bit soon. <br><br>I simply use cardboard as a front, which I replace every once in a while. <br><br><br><img src="http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/6049/catchbox1.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/5223/catchbox4.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/7109/catchbox3.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/6291/catchbox2.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><img src="http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/4978/catchbox5.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  7. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    omg, that thing is pretty killed
     
  8. JoergS

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    On the contrary, it will easily be good for another two, three years.
     
  9. Slingshots4Australia

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    For my next catch box, a more permanent one, Joerg yours gave me an idea.<br><br>I may look into the pricing of some galvanized steel sheeting (thin stuff, 2mm or so), and a hand riveter and a few rivets and try to slap one together.<br><br>curious to see more designs still people! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_study.png" alt="study" longdesc="34">
     
  10. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    i would use at least 4mm<br>ps, this was my drawing pic will follow<br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=11&u=17316359" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i41.servimg.com/u/f41/17/31/63/59/catchb10.png" border="0" alt=""></a><br>with me it is about 4o cm wide
     
  11. JoergS

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    If you use rubber mats as inlays, you don't have to use very thick metal.
     
  12. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    aha, interesting
     
  13. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    the pics, as you can see there is a big piece of cow leather in front of the back "wall", it is to protect it, it bounces the ammo away before it can hit it, first it wasn't there and the back "wall" got killed an i had to remake it, the threaded rod is for attaching an extra level so there can be more cans in it.(third pic at the left, it looks like a piece of board with a square sawed out of it)<br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=59&u=17316359" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i41.servimg.com/u/f41/17/31/63/59/imag1728.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=60&u=17316359" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i41.servimg.com/u/f41/17/31/63/59/imag1729.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=61&u=17316359" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i41.servimg.com/u/f41/17/31/63/59/imag1730.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a>
     
  14. Courier

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    Not bad catchbox onnod.<br>Thanks for the pictures at Joerg and onnod.