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Old 11-19-2009, 07:14 AM   #1
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At auction to the highest bidder, starting NOW:
All proceeds from the auction will go to Jennie's Christmas fund for the kids.
We will close the bidding at 5 p.m., Dec. 1, and announce the winner at the party (and, if he/she attends, award it on the spot instead of sending it up the Children's Hospital).

What you are bidding on is a kit that comes in a box and takes very little effort to assemble.

This is the Easy Pluck, a very simple concept and common tool adapted to the hand drill out in your shop (yeah, yeah, why DIDN'T I think of THAT!)

Details, prices, contact information and operating/assembly instructions are available on a Web site at:
http://www.pluckwitheasypluck.com/

ADDED BONUS: And not for publication on Ifish or any other Web site, but rather exclusively for the winning bidder...I will personally find and print out a copy of the late Marlin Huff's secret recipe for roasted duck.

It was a favorite of the Oregon Duck Hunter's Association for many, many years and makes all ducks taste good-in-the-skin...

On to the particulars:

1. I have built one of these and personally tested it.
(In the interests of full disclosure, the test "duck" was actually a common merganser, the only duck available to me in the brief time I had ... ok, two or three weeks ... to put it together. I've not had the very best duck season so far. Goose has been ok, but the Sauvie Island crowd is getting all the ducks.)

2. As advertised, it goes together quickly. So quickly, in fact, it was tough to wait for the 24-hour drying period of the silicone adhesive so I could finish the assembly.

3. You will like this, even if (especially) you currently don't pluck your ducks.

Step 1

The kit. You provide the barrels unless you want a completed device shipped to you at twice the price. Barrels are pretty cheap.


Step 2

I used a skil saw to cut out the traced pattern on the barrel, then applied the silicone to the backing from the kit and clamped it on with vice grips.


Step 3

The completed Easy Pluck. It was a snap, really.


Step 4

The test.



Just a few notes:

a) Don't forget to wash out the barrels before you begin. Mine were an old cardboard barrel I've had for years and a purchased soy storage barrel that was easily hosed out after the cuts were made and prior to assembly.

b) If you use vice grips and haven't for a while, remember they can pinch fingers...An additional $3.79 was spent on iodine and Band-aids.

c) Doing this in a high wind may cause some of the down to blow out of the barrel (but not much). The completed device also stands tall enough to blow over (onto spouse's car...not good), so store it safely.

d) Be sure to use a drill (a corded one would work, but might limit the mobility) with a switch that keeps it running. Mine doesn't, so I have to wrap a bungie around it (might go to Home Depot and find a large clamp, too). The manufacturer says this is important because two hands are required to work the bird safely. About 1200-1500 rpms work best.

e) The bird has to be pretty dry, especially the bloody parts. That's not hard to do with a hair dryer (note to self: do not allow spouse to see this post).


Any questions?

BID ON!!!!

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Old 11-19-2009, 08:49 AM   #2
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Sure why not ... since it's for the kids.

What's one more ridiculous looking homemade contraption to trip over piled up on the side of the house with the other things I intend to take to the dump some year that my wife is going to complain about.

I'll start $25 ... it's for the kids ...

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Old 11-19-2009, 10:25 AM   #3
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I will give $40 for it
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:35 AM   #4
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Old 11-19-2009, 02:28 PM   #5
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ttt for everyone coming in from Sauvie today.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:35 AM   #6
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Hey Bill,

Let's jump it up to $125.
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:26 PM   #7
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This is for kids everyone...Only 29 hours left!
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:58 AM   #8
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X minus 9-5, or eight hours...c'mon now!
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:11 PM   #9
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X minus 9-5, or eight hours...c'mon now!
Yes Bill, I just got back from the Duck Festival in Stuttgard, Ar. Introduced my plucker, sold a few. was told that this was the worst turnout ever for the festival ( no one was spending any money) I had asked prior to arrival for some ducks to pluck-- demonstrate, none arrived but a young man did bring me a Spec. Goose to pluck, which I did to the crowds pleasure judging by the applause afterwards. I had never plucked a goose with my plucker before but I have a friend in N. Dakota that plucks geese commercially for hunters with a plucker simular to mine, short fingers as the Easy Pluck has, but I did just fine. It probably took me a little less than five minutes and it was a lot more difficult than a duck, I had to continually change dirrections that I held the goose, I did have to Pluck a handfull of feathers from the breast in order for the plucker fingers to get a starting point but now I can say that I plucked (Succesfully) A GOOSE. And now I again remember why I will not shoot geese, If ducks smelled anything like that goose. I'd quit hunting them tooo!!!! Thank You, ROD ...................ps I have a feeling that I will be getting lots of orders for Christmas presents, MERRY CHRISTMAS to Bill, Jen and all at I FISH
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:01 PM   #10
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Sure why not ... since it's for the kids.

What's one more ridiculous looking homemade contraption to trip over piled up on the side of the house with the other things I intend to take to the dump some year that my wife is going to complain about.

I'll start $25 ... it's for the kids ...

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Old 12-01-2009, 04:21 PM   #11
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Congratulations Gooseman!
Our people will do lunch with your people.
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:23 AM   #12
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Congrats to the Gooseman and Bill would you PM me a landing zone where my pigeons can drop the Easy Pluck, Thank You,ROD
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Old 12-07-2009, 05:37 PM   #13
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Rod,

WOW - you have some fast pigeons!! Found the package in the mail box today.

Can't wait to get it set up. I'll send you some updates.

Thanks for supporting the kids!
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:25 AM   #14
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Gooseman, You are very welcome, and as I state on the web page, If you have ANY PROBLEMS WHATSOEVER, PLEASE, read plucking instructions again, watch DVD again or give me a call, the feathers should be flying into the barrel, if not CONTACT ME, somethings WRONG. Thank You, ROD

PS Please do keep me informed, I need more "PLUCKING REVIEWS"
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