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One
10-28-2010, 10:47 AM
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Toad sticker (10 inches OAL)
Gig
Scalpel
Lure
Hooks

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v453/taigoo/On%20The%20Bench%202009/On%20The%20Bench%202010/DSCN1641.jpg

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One
10-28-2010, 12:45 PM
Here’s what the gig looks like mounted on a shaft made from a saguaro cactus rib I found in the desert around my land.

I made the hole for the 90 degree bend in the tang with the point of the gig, cut the groove for the shaft and made some notches on the back (to keep the wrappings from slipping) with the scalpel. Then, I trimmed and super glued the ends of the cord and sealed the wrappings with shellac.

I did all the forging, forge welding, soldering and heat treating with a Mapp gas torch, bean can forge, muffles, electric toaster oven and gas oven (for all the items). Some of the details were done cold.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v453/taigoo/On%20The%20Bench%202009/On%20The%20Bench%202010/DSCN1642.jpg

Fred Rowe
10-28-2010, 03:55 PM
A nice bit of kit there; I believe the British would say. I like the whole concept. Excellent work!

Raymond Richard
10-28-2010, 04:42 PM
Really been enjoying seeing what you come up with!

Denny Eller
10-28-2010, 07:26 PM
Neat creations sir!!

ddavelarsen
10-29-2010, 07:05 AM
This stuff is totally cool man. I'm digging it all the way.