Jul 29 2010

New Hooks and Needles

Published by at 4:26 pm under Expeditions and Experiences

Being in the city for a bit it provides an excellent opportunity for making things that I need, but usually postpone in favour of other things.

With three new needles my needle case is now full. The smallest one is of ideal size in my opinion, the two others are acceptable.

The two hooks are made from toe bone of roe deer. Not the regular, main toe bones, but some others, which are smaller. This size will catch even the small trout which is the most common back home. My hand is there for size reference.

We were out picking some wild strawberries the other day. The ones we didn’t eat on the spot we threaded on grass straws. A quick method for carrying them when you don’t have a container. My kids are here proudly displaying one of these straws.

Regards
Torjus

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3 responses so far

3 Responses to “New Hooks and Needles”

  1. notwithmeyouwonton 30 Jul 2010 at 12:15 am

    wow – very good work
    in your experience, how long do these hooks last?
    do you treat them with anything special to make them harder/stronger?
    what matrial is the needles from, I assume bone also?

    your kids look lovely too
    obviously they are doing well – glad to see that!

    take care

  2. Pitbullon 31 Jul 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Looks like good stuff Torjus.. keep up the good work!

    You should make some video tutorials of some subjects, youtube is a great place to get new followers to your blog! You can embed the video directly in your site, too.

  3. Kon 01 Aug 2010 at 9:18 pm

    needles and hooks looks very professionally made…Nice job! Your kids are just super sweet ;P

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