Introduction: Miniature Grappling Hooks
I will explain how to make small grapple hooks out of soda can tabs. Good for miniature modeling, fishing, trapping, or whatever you can think of.
Step 1: Materials
Here are all the things you will need:
-Can of soda/pop
-thread or string (Fishing line is probably best)
-Army guys (to keep you company)
Step 2: Step 1
Open can, drink soda, and remove tab.
Step 3: Step 2
Take your wire cutters and cut both ends of the can tab, away from the center connector. Make sure your cuts are as clean as possible, otherwise, your string will snag and fray. If you're a perfectionist like me, you might want to use a file to grind down unwanted edges.
Step 4: Step 3
Now you are going to take each halve in the thumb and forefinger of each hand and twist it 90 degrees. You've now created your hook, all that's left is to attach it to a string.
Step 5: Enjoy!
These are great for modeling (such as Warhammer). If you wish, you can use a file to sharpen the edges, creating a more realistic (and effective) hook. If you are in a Bear Grylls-type survival situation, these can be used to catch fish, lay a trap, and stabilize a shelter.
Note: These hooks catch easily.