Miniature Grappling Hooks

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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    38 Discussions

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    zero0928
    zero0928

    13 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Lance Mt.
    Lance Mt.

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    OVER 9000!!!!

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

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    xwx
    xwx

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    howdja count em all?

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    ghicken
    ghicken

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Just weigh one and then weigh the whole bag and divide

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    brutalme19
    brutalme19

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

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

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    foghat
    foghat

    12 years ago on Introduction

    man vs. wild has to have his camera crew with him survivor man is all alone and is way better

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    goku ssXXX
    goku ssXXX

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    mrpoe
    mrpoe

    12 years ago on Introduction

    the english survivor man is fake the american guy isnt