Fish Cleaning Station

Discussion in 'Misc Fishing Tackle Talk' started by etexun, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. etexun

    etexun New Member

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    Are you cleaning your fish over a too small cutting board? I was. When we got in from fishing one of us would have to stand bending over the tailgate of my truck cleaning fish and wishing there was a better place to do it.
    I saw a nice cleaning table last year and wanted one. but just had to wait a while before getting one.

    This summer I bought a small wire welder and went scrounging at the salvage yard for material. What I ended up with turned out pretty good. I ordered a Marine Grade cutting board for the top. I had to make sure it was UV protected. I didn't want it bubbling or separating after I went to the trouble to make it. After a few evenings of cutting material and dobbing it together with the welder I got it pretty close. I think the only thing I am going to add is maybe a towel rack and a hook to catch the water hose on.

    My fishing buddies and I will have a place to work now that will not strain our backs.
     

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  2. LMHart

    LMHart New Member

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    Nice table. Do you take it with you when you go out?
     

  3. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Thats cool Robert,
    Im in the middle of putting a fish/deer cleaning are in the back yard,,, If you dont mind where did you get the cutting board, thats the one part I have not figured out, was thinking of marien graid plywood but I like your idea better..
    Thanks for shairing...:wink:
    Puddle
     
  4. 7mmmag1

    7mmmag1 New Member

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    Should hold a lot of fish or a really big fish

    How much does that hoss weigh?

    btw I would cut off the tag ends of the bolts, those are good at snagging on stuff causing you to drop it or possibly hurt yourself
     
  5. Papa64

    Papa64 New Member

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    Looks like a good job and should do the job good too.
     
  6. dudley-1

    dudley-1 New Member

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    Robert,thats one nice looking cleaning station you got there.Your back is gonna feel a lot better cleaning them on that instead of bent over working off the tailgate.I'd bet you could sell some of those.
     
  7. brownie525

    brownie525 New Member

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    wow awesome idea!:cool2:
     
  8. JUG_LINE

    JUG_LINE New Member

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    Hey that's nice thanks for sharing
     
  9. SWeiss

    SWeiss New Member

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    Reps! Nice job and a useful invention! :wink:
     
  10. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    Robert,thats one nice looking cleaning station
     
  11. etexun

    etexun New Member

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    I didn't mention it in the original post but the main frame of the table is supported with 2" square tubing. The top is framed in 1" square tubing. I tried to keep the weight down on it while I was putting it together. It isn't very heavy. I think when you pick it up it is more awkward to handle than it is heavy. It slides right into the receiver hitch on my truck nice ans snug. I didn't show it with pictures but I did cut off those long bolt ends and file them down. I was just in to big a hurry see it in pictures.
     
  12. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Great idea Robert. Thanks for the tip and pics.
     
  13. pabloracer4748

    pabloracer4748 New Member

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    Absolutely awesome. Very creative!:big_smile:
     
  14. schoonie

    schoonie New Member

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    Where did you get the plastic?? Awesome job.
     
  15. etexun

    etexun New Member

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    The top is a cutting board that I had cut to fit my table top. It is a marine grade cutting board that the UV rays will not hurt. You have to be sure of that if it is going to be out in the sun.
    I went to online site of "The Cutting Board Factory" and ordered the top and backboard. They shipped it out and I think I had it about 5 days from the time I called it in to them.
     
  16. Badfinger

    Badfinger Guest

    That is a very nice table you have come up with. Now if you could make one to fit on the back of my bike or to the back of the sidecar that would be nice. :big_smile::big_smile:
    Badfinger
     
  17. bigm catfish

    bigm catfish New Member

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    hey,
    thats is a very good idea and very nice looking table:wink:
     
  18. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    good Idea. Looks good.
     
  19. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    nice table and great workmanship!
     
  20. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    Great idea, nice job, pics are good.