Hawaiian Hook

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Project by Jimboe posted 01-01-2012 04:16 PM 2161 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last month i had the chance to go to Hawaii with a bud to do some decorative concrete work …all expense paid . I busted my butt on the job but when we had the chance we did some site seeing and shopping . While shopping i saw these really beautiful hook pendents that the locals make . I decided that i would try it as soon as i got back to the shop . I really like the way it came out . I may change the threading to a leather and do a better job on that part of it . The woods are ebony and birdseye maple . The scenic is Hanama Bay . Its where the king and queen used to fish and when they died no one was aloud to fish there again . The bay is cover in coral and the fish just come up to he snorkelers without fear . We were supposed to go back and do the snorkeling but work got in the way . The last picture is of my little Hawaiian doll …..she loved the outfit LOL …thanks for looking

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#1 posted 01-01-2012 06:39 PM

Cool hook. I spent 11 weeks on Oahu back in 09 on business, but I was stuck on the North Shore. I did go snorkeling in the bay though. Hope you made it to Pearl Harbor.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 01-01-2012 06:57 PM

we missed out on a lot on that island …but did drive up to the base on accident 2 times LOL . We went to big island on the last days and that where we did most of the shopping and site seeing . Green sand beach ill never forget …WILD !!

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#3 posted 01-01-2012 07:24 PM

Very cool hook.

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#4 posted 01-01-2012 07:32 PM

Looks really cool, but I’ve got a dumb question: Do the two halves slide, do they lock together, or does the binding keep them both in position?

-- Leland, OC California

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#5 posted 01-01-2012 10:23 PM

Rather than leather, try damp rawhide. It shrinks as it dries, so it’ll hold really tight. Once it dries, a little shellac will waterproof it.


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#6 posted 01-02-2012 05:30 AM

Cool look’in hook

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 01-02-2012 05:42 AM

Very interesting hook and project.
Thanks for sharing .


-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 01-02-2012 04:01 PM

leland the two sides are glued together and made to look like the rope holds it …im sure in ancient times the two sides were held together by the rope .

paul thanks for the idea …i was a bit late on reading this so i already bought some hemp string…see how that goes

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#9 posted 01-05-2012 05:50 AM

Interesting looking hook, Jimboe. Nicely made!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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