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Mini Fishing Spears

How to make small-sized pole spears and Hawaiian sling spears with interchangeable spearheads. These could be scaled up easily.

Peter’s Research: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~asimons/peter-hundt.html
Peter’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/pjhundt

Constrictor Knot: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constrictor_knot

Supplies (most can be found at local hardware stores):
15mm Bicycle Spokes – check eBay
#10-24 Stainless Steel Coupling Nut – check eBay
PC-7 – http://amzn.to/1P1ih7P
Driveway Marker – http://amzn.to/1gXDODV
Stainless Steel #10-24 Machine Screw (bolt) – http://amzn.to/1Mg2FxY
Quick Set Epoxy – http://amzn.to/1L1Yw1P
Stainless Steel #210 Screw Eye – check hardware store
3/8″ OD 1/4″ ID Latex Tubing – http://amzn.to/1MYe8ns
Paracord – http://amzn.to/1f3KaQ7
Braided Fishing Line – http://amzn.to/1L1Zyeg
3/4″ PVC and fittings – check hardware store
5/8″ ID Nylon Hose Barb Connector T – check hardware store
8″ Releasable Ties – http://amzn.to/1gXFeOB

Mini Fishing Spears

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Drill Lathe

I have an old, cheapo drill that I rarely use so I decided to turn it into a lathe. The lathe is made from 8 pieces of wood mostly 3/4″ x 3 1/5″ boards with one part made from a 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ board. It’s simple and easy and this video shows how I did it. It works quite well for turning cork.

You can download free plans (diagrams with measurements) here.Drill Lathe

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Router Table Fence

I made a fence for the mini router table I made in my last post. The fence slides across the table for precise placement but can be locked into place with homemade wood clamps. The fence face is adjustable to accommodate different sized router bits and there is a port on the back for a vacuum hose for dust collection.

You can download free plans here.Router Table Fence

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Mini Router Table

I have a Craftsman All-In-One cutting tool (a spiral saw like a RotoZip) that came with a router base and I decided to make a table for it so I could have a small router table. I don’t have much storage space so I made folding legs for the table and I think it turned out well. I wouldn’t want to use this for large projects or with large router bits but it seems to work well for small projects.

You can download free plans for the table here.Mini Router Table

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