Step 10: Assemble the Pieces of the Tool

After the plastic dip has cured and you have removed the excess from the magnet face you are ready to attach the cord and wind up the spool.  I use 100 lb test nylon fishing line for my cord.  Spool off 20 to 30 feet of cord depending on the usual height of your tree stand and singe both ends to keep the cord from unraveling.  Tie one end of the cord to the hook eye.  Place the eye through the hole in the spool with the long end of the cord coming out of the spool one the side with the hook bends not the eye.  This way you will not have to thread the spool off the line when it is unwound.  Wind the line on to the spool and secure the tag end in the slot cut by the hack saw.  Once the cord is wound onto the spool, stretch the inner tube band over it with the hook eye protruding through the hole in the band.  Bring the other side of the band over the hook bends to secure the hook in the spool.
this should be in one of the contests... I'd vote for it for sure.
Love this idea, super functional, nicely documented and the parts to make it are readily available, (I think I already have everything I need to do this in my workshop at home :D ). you sir are awesome.
Thank you the compliment.
That's a very nice job. Never heard of or seen that Plastic Dip before, but being in Bulgaria it is understandable. Only one 'hint' though, perhaps you should incorporate some way of affixing the Retrieval tool to your person as knowing my luck, I would drop the tool and still end up having to climb down from my perch. Sorry, forgot to ask, is the hook something that one can buy in any Anglers shop?
Yes, the treble hook should be available in any anglers shop or online.
Mine I made isn't as nice as yours but in sure it will work great
This is ingenious. Well done.
This is an extremely well put together instructable. Good work.
I see something my brother-in-law is getting for his birthday! Thanks this is really a well thought out tool. Very clear instructions and pics. Can't wait to see what else you come up with.
Nicely done, and very practical. I'm glad I saw this!

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