Ok, I've gotten great info on laminating my traps, now can someone show me some homemade baseplates. I would prefer to make my own. I've seen a couple on the net (30p nail) but that looks like it took a great deal of weld to fill it.
When I first started I used 2 pcs. Of key stock and a 1/4 " bolt in a vise, you woul b surprised how good they turned out. Base plates are not hard. U can get metal at Lowes. I buy 1/2" x 3/16" strap for .50 a foot, can make 3 plates for a Duke 1.5 from that pcs.