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spear house project #7224017 12/24/12
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Well this is new for us, I've never speared northerns from a dark house but it used to be kind of a big deal in the midwest.

My oldest boy wants to have his own spear house and get started in the sport of dark house spearing.

He saved his money from a job he had last summer working on a farm, purchased all the materials himself and I'm just helping him build it all.

He decided to go old school and heat the spear house with a small wood stove. So, we started by building a wood stove.

We had this old 30# propane tank with a pinhole and an outdated valve. We cut it apart and turned it into a wood stove.

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Triple rinsed and filled to the top with water before I started cutting.

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I'll fit this flat steel plate to the top for a nice cooking surface.

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Top cut off, door cut out, chimney hole cut, door opening framed..

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Top on, chimney stub too.

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Door

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The draft uses gravity to close and a thunb screw to fine tune the opening of the intake air.

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4 legs with big round feet that we can bolt to the spear house floor.

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I put a spine gusset inside the door to help it hold it's shape, handles are valve springs from an old pickup engine.

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stove pipe damper.

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cleaned up for paint.

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Building the floor, it's a plywood/styrofoam sandwich with 2x lumber laid flat.

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The little stove sitting where it will be in the house.

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3 walls up.

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Spear hole is 24" by 40"

My dad donated these old decoys for the project. He purchased them in 1978 and never used them.

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Lots of work involved for the front wall, we put 2 doors on so each guy has his own door.

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Fit and fastened a ceiling collar for the chimney, welded a storm collar on said chimney, plus an old metal camping plate for a weather cap... and a bunch of red paint.

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Steel skid frame is next.

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Skid frame not done yet but we tossed the house onto it and pulled it outside to see how well the stove heats it at 10 degrees below zero.

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My project for today, a spear for the kid.

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The strap plate was drilled and slotted for a huge plug weld on both sides where it clamps the tines.

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barbed tips.

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Shank welded on, drilled and handle plug welded into place.

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Ring on the end of the handle for the rope.

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That brings the project up to date.

More soon I fear.





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Re: spear house project [Re: northern_dave] #7225082 12/25/12
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Way cool! Love the stove! Thanks for sharing another family project with us, Dave.

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Guys like Dave with mad skills make the rest of us look really, really bad!

Awesome stove!

John

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Sawheet.

Still LOVE that stove.

I've never done the spearing thing, even tho it's big for Sturgeon here in WI.


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Awesome ND, thx for sharing

Merry Christmas my friend

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Thanks, back at you Mark.


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Bravo

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Telling you - this would look AWESOME on the side.

Intimidate other fishermen off your spot too...

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Nay.



lol!


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The boy scored a Fish's sporting toys ice saw, a pair of lakco decoys, a big scooper, the spear I made him and a couple of sucker harnesses.


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Christmas booty.

grin


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ND-when's the debut? With the temps you guys are getting now there's gotta be some ice being made big time!

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Dave you amaze me!!


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Thanks guys. Mark, the ice is ready, we just need to finish a few details on the house and buy a license for it and Nate will be good to go.

Little more frame/ski work, benches, hole cover, tow hitch... it's close.



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Originally Posted by northern_dave
The boy scored a Fish's sporting toys ice saw, a pair of lakco decoys, a big scooper, the spear I made him and a couple of sucker harnesses.


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Christmas booty.

grin


Nice haul Nate!!! But you're still missing one of the most important tools for a spear fisherman....Ice tongs to pull them big 'ol blocks out of the hole after you cut it. Also, (and I'm sure you probably know this) but the blocks need to go back in the hole when you move your house and the hole should be marked with vertical sticks or something so snowmobilers and pedestrians don't hit them or fall in them. Good luck spearing buddy!

Oh and one more suggestion. If you have an old silver scoop shovel laying around, drill it full of 1/4" - 3/8" holes so water can drain from it. It sure makes cleaning out that big spear hole faster. Then you just have to clean up the "little stuff" with your ice dipper.

Big Jelly over and out.

grin

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Hey big jelly, I didn't know anybody hauled the blocks out any more? I thought the modern method was to just shove the block down?



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Originally Posted by northern_dave
Hey big jelly, I didn't know anybody hauled the blocks out any more? I thought the modern method was to just shove the block down?



I may be old school but putting "obstructions" in the way of the pike that are coming right underneath the ice may cause them to veer off and not even show themselves. To me, spearing is a lot like bowhunting when you think about it. You don't get a lot of chances so you want to make sure everything that you possibly can is in your favor.


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That includes painting the interior walls of the house flat black and making sure that when you bank the house there is no sunlight coming in whatsoever. A little beam of light from above will spook fish.


The deer hunter does not notice the mountains


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There sure are a lot of America haters that want to live here...................



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