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Memphis Mike
10-28-2002, 07:15 PM
The boat hook in 169. I thought about
getting the bronze hook from the
WoodenBoat Store but I may make this one
instead. Sorry Scot. :D

John B
10-28-2002, 09:23 PM
It's a couple of months away for me so how about a bit of a run down on it. whats different?

NormMessinger
10-29-2002, 09:48 AM
The all wood "boat hook" is a one inch square piece of ash with what looks to be a 1/2" dowel through drilled at an angle on one end. A little carving around the dowel forms the hook and a little more around the tip forms the point. Simple but I wonder how sturdy it is. I'll find out one of these days.

--Norm

Memphis Mike
10-29-2002, 11:54 AM
Does anyone know if Ash is readily
available in these here parts?

bud
10-29-2002, 11:57 AM
Originally posted by Memphis Mike:
Does anyone know if Ash is readily
available in these here parts?You ever hear of a Louisville Slugger? ;)

Buddy Sharpton
10-29-2002, 01:13 PM
It won't be square, but if you go down to a sizable hardware store, Ace for sure, possible Home Depot, you can buy a nicely turned( Expect for the last 12" or so), selcet straight-grained ash replacement handle for a post hole digger, about six and a half feet long for about $12.00. Makes a beautiful boat hook with the $15.00 ABI branze cast hook from Jamestown distributers. Got one on my catboat.

John B
10-29-2002, 02:55 PM
Mike Field will have a conniption fit when he sees this.LOL. What? no bronze hook... no sennett work, the turks head.....? will it float handle protruding up a foot or so?

Greg H
10-29-2002, 03:21 PM
Sure, you can fancy it up. The designer suggests putting weight in the handel, so it floats hook end up.

Bruce Hooke
10-29-2002, 03:26 PM
I don't know, somehow the wooden boathook looked sort of clunky to me -- I think I prefer the look of a bronze hook on a wood shaft.

Bruce Hooke
10-29-2002, 03:30 PM
Originally posted by Memphis Mike:
Does anyone know if Ash is readily
available in these here parts?Ash should be available from virtually any US lumber yard that carries hardwoods (aside from the places like the Orange Box that just carry maple, oak and poplar if they carry any hardwoods at all).

To find a hardwood lumberyard close to you check http://www.wdfinder.com

Memphis Mike
10-29-2002, 05:04 PM
I like the looks of the bronze hook
better too but I thought this might
be a nice little whittlin project.

Yall know how much us hillbillies like to
whittle an all. :D

John B
10-29-2002, 06:29 PM
Are you a hillbilly Mike? serious?... like " and then one day I was shootin for some food,....."