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Offline Kep

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Fish Hook
« on: May 22, 2012, 10:23:50 AM »
Per the request from Red, here's how to make a whipped fish hook

1 - Take a small log, approx 1" in diameter and 2" long, it helps if it's straight grained and splits easily, but not essential



2 - Split the wood and make yourself a small plank approx 1/4" thick



3 - Split this in half



4 - and whittle it into this shape



5 - select your barb, i used a bamboo skewer, but bone, thorns and a whole host of things also work



6 -figure out the length of barb you want and cut slightly over size, whittle the side that will face the shaft square for a better fit



7 - start to whip it over, i hope the photo shows the process, i tried to video it, but the hook was small and my hands are big, I'll try again if people want me to?, the whipping is a simple one and a study of the photo should show how it's done, as with whipping things in general, the beginning is the hardest part



8  - when you reach the top, whip up the shank and do a couple of tucks on the cord to secure




9 - a completed hook





and all the steps in one photo



hope this helps peeps?.

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Re: Fish Hook
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2012, 10:42:31 AM »
Well done Kep! Your work has always been inspiring and top notch, Thanks for sharing the process.

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Re: Fish Hook
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2012, 12:35:33 PM »
Nicely done! Thanks for the tutorial. :)

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Re: Fish Hook
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2012, 12:46:39 PM »
Nice work! :)
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Re: Fish Hook
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2012, 01:06:35 PM »
thanks for the tutorial Kep :D i will do this one this weekend :D
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Re: Fish Hook
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2012, 02:12:27 PM »
Kep, you lost me at the whipping part.   Are you doing a figure 8 type wrap or something?    Where is the starting point?   Are you weaving under a line at each come-around or something? 

I'm sorry... I tried to study the pictures , but I'm lost... :(

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Re: Fish Hook
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2012, 02:25:39 PM »
Kep, you lost me at the whipping part.   Are you doing a figure 8 type wrap or something?    Where is the starting point?   Are you weaving under a line at each come-around or something? 

I'm sorry... I tried to study the pictures , but I'm lost... :(

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Re: Fish Hook
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2012, 02:47:03 PM »
Nice Kep,

Although...

We have yet to see if it will actually land a fish,  will that be in part 2?

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Re: Fish Hook
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2012, 04:39:02 PM »
Kep,


 It was good of ya ta post this! I expect ya should have a lot of entries now in the other one(Topic), right?
;)


Here it is:
http://bladesandbushcraft.com/index.php?topic=1336.new;topicseen#new


 & I believe there is about a week left for everyone to submit their efforts, good or bad.
;)


I am "behind" on this particular "task", but now that I see all the interest here. That topic should be "booming"!
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Re: Fish Hook
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2012, 08:01:14 AM »
Kep, that was just 2 thumbs up. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:  Great tut.
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