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I just had to go and make my own hookaroon

Post in 'The Gear' started by HDRock, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Every time I am unloading and processing wood, I think , man !! I wish I had a hookaroon, I looked at buying one but, I saw some ideas in a thread on here a while back about making your own and figured I just may have everything I need out in the shop, and sure enough I did.

    Some 1" OD aluminum tubing from another project where trying to bend that tubing didn't work out so great ,so that's why you will see a slight band in the and of the handle, which I think is a good thing to have, and it turned out to be 30 inches.

    Then I got a piece of half-inch water pipe that just happen to slide right inside the aluminum , I made that peace 17 inches long.
    I just happen to have some 1/2" , 8 inch long carriage bolts , so I drilled a 1/2" hole through both pipes at the same time , cut the head off the carriage bolt, ground it to shape , and put a lock nut on one side.

    Tried it out real quick, works great :) picked up some splits , stuck it in a 15" by 3 foot log and dragged it .

    To put something on the end of the handle better than the tape, I'm thinking about using foam pipe insulation or bicycle handlebar wrap, or maybe both, any ideas on that ?

    Edit: link to other thread Home Made Hookaroon


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  2. nate379

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    And that is for what exactly, scratching your back or pulling your undies out your crack?
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  3. billb3

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    Given this is a firewood site that would likely be a firewood manipulator.
    If this were a pig slaughter site that would be an oink persuader.
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  4. muncybob

    muncybob Minister of Fire

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    Looks like it should do the job and best of all it's custom model. Love mine for pulling rounds out of the truck and onto the splitter.
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  5. PapaDave

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    First time I saw one of those was when my firewood guy pulled it out of his truck to hook splits farther back in the pickup bed.
    Very handy tool at times.
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  6. lukem

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    Tape up the handle with some tennis racquet or baseball bat grip.
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  7. BillinTX

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    I used pieces of washing machine drain hose for the grip on the ones I made out of 3/4" pipe and ice tongs.

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    The second shortest one is the one I use the most.
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  8. HDRock

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    Good idea, got me lookin and found, Red Tool Tape soft grip handle wrap, at Menerds, $4.99

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    Great job man, so, that drain hose is 3/4" ID ? I have some 3/4" conduit in the shop , I going to use to make another one 6 or 7'
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    The pipe is 3/4" ID the hose is about 1" ID.
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    Finished product, they had no red wrap.
    I had to much weight with the 17" water pipe inside , cut it down to 8", now just enough weight to help it penetrate.

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  11. HDRock

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    To scratch where ever the itch may be >>

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