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Cherry & Hemp Hook

Discussion in 'DIY and Traditional crafts' started by Kepis, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. Kepis

    Kepis Bushcrafter through and through

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    Not made one of these for a while, also a good test of my dexterity with fine carving, cordage making and then the assembly of the hook.

    Hook body and barb are Cherry, cordage is thigh rolled Hemp.

    [​IMG]1 (1) by Mark Emery, on Flickr

    [​IMG]1 (2) by Mark Emery, on Flickr

    [​IMG]1 (3) by Mark Emery, on Flickr

    [​IMG]1 (4) by Mark Emery, on Flickr
     
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    Oh tidy :) I like that :D
    Isn't hemp excellent ?
     
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    Kepis Bushcrafter through and through

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    Thankee kindly, that hemp is amazing, without doubt the best fibre i think i've ever used.
     
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    D'you know I'd forgotten that :D

    Glad it's proved to be fun to use. I have a bag of tow flax fibres if you want a play with that too. I do like good natural fibres, especially ones that will grow here.

    I've managed to sprain my wrist and it's a right royal pain to do anything just now. Feeling somewhat frustrated in my inability to get on with things, like spinning.
     
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    Nice authentic work ......
     
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    Very tidy work there Mark, very tidy indeed goodjob
     
  7. Kepis

    Kepis Bushcrafter through and through

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    im good at the moment thanks, still got a good wad of hemp left, plus an onion sack of willow & aspen bark that keeps staring at me.

    Hope you feel better soon
     
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    Cheers chaps :D
     
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    Never tried aspen bark. Is it like lime ?

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    Which fish will you try and catch with the hook? Using earth worm?

    I have always wanted to try a true paleo way to catch fish, but chickened out because I do not want to lose a badly damaged one to die suffering.
     
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    Its like an unboiled willow bast, easy to work when wet, but it dries hard and brittle, mind you ive not tried it boiled with ashes as you would with willow yet, as ive not had the opportunity to have a fire for a while.
     
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    never tried Hemp to make cordage
    looks good
    wish i could grasp thigh roll just baffles me
     
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    Likewise, i cant get on with the finger twisting thing at the moment, although im sure that is down to my lack of dexterity more than anything.

    The hemp is lovely, so soft and supple
     
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    i really enjoy cordage making with the two ply twist its almost medative
    thigh roll is definately not medative!

    im sure ive seen hemp growing near me must have another look
     
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    lol, oh i dunno, im quite often lost in my thoughts when thigh rolling cordage, or is that just old age creeping up :D, ive not used it but wonder if Hemp Agrimony would be a substitute to proper hemp (flax)
     
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    Nice work as usual. Thanks for posting.
     
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    im sure if/when i get how t thigh roll it'll become medative

    currently its more sweary than meditating
     
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