Miniature Grappling Hooks

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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
-wire cutters
-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.

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    Simple finnaly sumthing to o with my tab collection i have over 10000 tabs!

    12 replies

    why not make chainmail?

    OVER 9000!!!!

    I could go on.. But for the love (and especially hate) of trolling, i wont

    love and hate? get thineself to four chan

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    howdja count em all?

    Just weigh one and then weigh the whole bag and divide

    Do you have any left?

    Bring those to your local hosptial, they recycle them into wheelchairs.

    Why do you have 10000 tabs

    sorry about the other stuff it was suppost to be a smily face

    unfortunately i dont have any army men @ @
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    man vs. wild has to have his camera crew with him survivor man is all alone and is way better

    2 replies

    lets see survivor man hang on a rope above i giant river in Antarctica (i think) without freaking out. yeah, the camera crew did it too, so even their harder than him.

    i also agree with you

    the english survivor man is fake the american guy isnt

    1 reply

    He is Canadian and awesome.