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    Marlin Spike Hitch. Apifiny

    Was talking to my boss today about this weekends whoopie sling experiment with the soft shackle.
    I then said I might try the marlin spike,,, and out of the blue he said "you going to use some antler for the spike?"

    So as soon as I can find the camera will make some and post.

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    Found the camera


    Got my small stash of antler out.





    Cut and drilled the bits.





    Got some para cord and a coffee





    Did some endless loops






    All set for tonight's outing.

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    Nice!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Those are some good looking toggles. Enjoy.

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    Love the natural look. Also very functional as there is a slight taper to the diameter if the antler making it easier to remove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Love the natural look. Also very functional as there is a slight taper to the diameter if the antler making it easier to remove.
    In deed, I did how ever try to get two sections that were as parallel as possible also the antler I used is very smooth one of the bits had a very slight pearling which would make for a better grip but harder to pull free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shambling shaman View Post
    Cut and drilled the bits.

    I bet that smelled great when cutting and drilling. I tried turning some antler once to make pens but that only lasted about 2 minutes before I started getting sick from the smell.

    Looks good!

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    Very nice!!

    I had an apifany once, twice, three....oh heck, I seem to have them all of the time, they just never work out for me I'm a dreamer

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    Let me just say that I think the word you're searching for is 'epiphany'. Mangled spellings for that word make my brain hurt.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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