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    Don't Laugh....$0 Homemade Hillbilly Sluice Box

    I have finally finished my $0 sluicebox.



    The box was built at my father-in-laws woodshop in about 1/2 hour.

    The Hungarian riffles are made from a couple bookshelves my mom gave to me to hang in our kids room. They were uglier than $#!% so they went to a better cause.

    The "expanded plastic" is from the base of those 2 liter soda bottle carriers you see in stores. I got like 4 of them for free from the gas station down the road.

    The carpeting is some miners moss given too me by a guy at work because there was a 3 inch tear in it. The nugget catcher is the plastic sides from a window AC unit.

    Here some more pics.




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    Re: Don't Laugh....$0 Homemade Hillbilly Sluice Box

    Hey Camino. Thats actually not too bad of a first sluice box. I like the price too, cant beat it. Nice engineering for a first design. Coke boxes eh? I never would have thought to use those. You might want to paint that nugget trap black and I bet it could double as an inspection mat (especially for chunkier gold).

    One thing that you should do though for sure is make sure that wood is waterproof. Either with thompsons water seal, polyurethane, or some kind of varnish. Otherwise after a few dunkings in water the wood will expand and warp and then all that stuff wont seal right. If it is already waterproof then I apologize, I just cant tell from the pics.

    Anyway, great start and let us know how it works!
    Sample till you find the hot spot, then mine it till its gone! Then start over...

  3. #3
    us
    Apr 2005
    North Carolina
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    Re: Don't Laugh....$0 Homemade Hillbilly Sluice Box

    Looks good to me!
    2018 COIN ROLL HUNTING TOTALS!

    Wheats..287
    Buffalos..0
    war nickels.0
    Silv Dimes...-0
    Silv Quarters-0/0
    Barbers-0/0
    Walker 0
    Bens- 0
    Kenn. 90%- 0
    Kenn. 40%- 4
    Proof- 0
    Silv. Proof -0
    Commemorative-0/0

  4. #4
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    May 2010
    NC
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    Re: Don't Laugh....$0 Homemade Hillbilly Sluice Box

    Bravo! Better than my 1st attempt.

  5. #5
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    Apr 2010
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    Re: Don't Laugh....$0 Homemade Hillbilly Sluice Box

    Quote Originally Posted by Astrobouncer
    Hey Camino. Thats actually not too bad of a first sluice box. I like the price too, cant beat it. Nice engineering for a first design. Coke boxes eh? I never would have thought to use those. You might want to paint that nugget trap black and I bet it could double as an inspection mat (especially for chunkier gold).

    One thing that you should do though for sure is make sure that wood is waterproof. Either with thompsons water seal, polyurethane, or some kind of varnish. Otherwise after a few dunkings in water the wood will expand and warp and then all that stuff wont seal right. If it is already waterproof then I apologize, I just cant tell from the pics.

    Anyway, great start and let us know how it works!
    It's funny you made the comment about the waterproofing. I have some roll-on bed linner sitting in my garage that I could use. It would work great.....maybe LOL.

  6. #6
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    Dec 2007
    maui, hawaii
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    Re: Don't Laugh....$0 Homemade Hillbilly Sluice Box

    looks good and let us know how it works for you.
    take care and be safe out there. ron

  7. #7
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    Apr 2007
    Oklahoma
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    Re: Don't Laugh....$0 Homemade Hillbilly Sluice Box

    Looks good to me, let us know how she works out for you!

    HH
    Happy Hunting

    Desertfox
    (Paul)

  8. #8
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    Mar 2003
    Redding,Calif.
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    Re: Don't Laugh....$0 Homemade Hillbilly Sluice Box

    NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION--OR WAS IT A NECESSITY IS A MOTHER??ANYHOW HAVE FUN WITH YOUR HOMIE-oops-John

  9. #9
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    Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!

    Jun 2008
    Yarnell, AZ
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    Re: Don't Laugh....$0 Homemade Hillbilly Sluice Box

    My hope is to recover enough color to repay my investments. You're doing it from the "get-go". Nice! TTC
    If you don't like my apples, stop shaking my tree.

  10. #10
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    Jan 2008
    Villa Rica georgia
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    Re: Don't Laugh....$0 Homemade Hillbilly Sluice Box

    terry said it !
    Quote Originally Posted by TerryC
    My hope is to recover enough color to repay my investments. You're doing it from the "get-go". Nice! TTC
    just think one speck,and it's all profit !!!
    no matter where you go,there you are!

  11. #11
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    Endeaver to perservere

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    Aloha, Orygun
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    Re: Don't Laugh....$0 Homemade Hillbilly Sluice Box

    Keeping in mind the cost factor -
    for waterproofing how about some used motor oil as a stain/varnish/sealer?

    Grey
    Nothing stated may be true as far as we know
    Seek professional advice. Some items are limited
    Not available in all states. Illigitimi non carborundum. Carpe oro.

  12. #12
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    Apr 2010
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    Re: Don't Laugh....$0 Homemade Hillbilly Sluice Box

    Quote Originally Posted by greydigger
    Keeping in mind the cost factor -
    for waterproofing how about some used motor oil as a stain/varnish/sealer?

    Grey
    I have some lying around I believe so I can keep the $0 streak alive.

  13. #13
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    Sep 2007
    Sal Sagev Adaven
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    Re: Don't Laugh....$0 Homemade Hillbilly Sluice Box

    I'll just follow you with My E-trac, Sov GT,or GoldBug Pro.

  14. #14
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    I can dig it! "WP"

    Mar 2007
    Indiana
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    Re: Don't Laugh....$0 Homemade Hillbilly Sluice Box



    It looks like it will definitely catch gold
    I like your ingenuity. Especially the expanded plastic.

    GG~

  15. #15
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    Jan 2008
    Villa Rica georgia
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    Re: Don't Laugh....$0 Homemade Hillbilly Sluice Box

    NEVER CONTAMINATE with oil !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! never get any oil of any kind near or around prospecting equipment...
    no matter where you go,there you are!

 

 
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