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Picture of The Amazing Prototool
Me and a few friends were camping a few weeks ago and needed a lot of wood for our campfire. We needed something to gather lots of big wood. Having only a few pocketknives among us, we designed a tool that could that could knock down good-sized dead trees with little effort. Thus, the Prototool was born.
 
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Step 2: The handle (optional)

Picture of The handle (optional)
Cut out a narrow strip of the soda can and nail it around the bottom as shown in the picture. Drill 2 holes about 6 inches apart, tie an overhand knot in the end of the paracord and thread it through the hole. Start wrapping around with the tail underneath the wrappings. After you thread the running end through the hole , tuck it under the previous wrappings, trim it, and use a lighter to melt it in place.

Step 4: Head

Picture of Head
You could simply fire-harden the point like I did, or put a chunk of soda can on the tip and nail it down. I tried both. This end can be used for all sorts of things including but not limited to: an axe, a pickaxe, a garden hoe, a shovel, a lever, an ice chipper and other stuff.

Step 5: Improvments

If you have any ideas, just comment.
Speedster44 (author) 8 months ago
The eye bolt is for attaching car keys, carabiners, etc.
swimwithgabs8 months ago
How dose one take a tree down with that? I struggle to see what this does.
Speedster44 (author)  swimwithgabs7 months ago

You would take a rotting, dead tree and beat the bottom, then use the hook to pull it down. You could also add a nail to the inside of the hook to make it into a bottle opener.

Speedster44 (author) 8 months ago
Thanks to you both!!
dconrad978 months ago
Awesome instructable! I like how it's got an old-school/improvised feel to it. Very sweet. :)
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