Owen Hinsman

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About Owen Hinsman

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    Southern Maine
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    blacksmithing, woodworking, leatherworking, welding, horseback riding, tree climbing

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  1. It followed me home

    A couple of weeks ago I picked up 70+ lbs of random hardware. I also went to the NEB Spring Meet today and picked up some other stuff. WARNING: PIC HEAVY
  2. What did you do in the shop today?

    Das, what fair are you going to? I'll be at the NEB Spring Meet. is it there?
  3. What did you do in the shop today?

    Nice job Dylan!
  4. What did you do in the shop today?

    Daswulf, you can get rose cutouts online BTW, i am not trying to advertise, just help a fellow smith.
  5. Grappeling Hook

    Yes I currently forge. I don't have a personal forge, but I go to open bench. Where can I get some of that static line? it could be very useful even for non-climbing uses.
  6. Grappeling Hook

    13 and one half
  7. Grappeling Hook

    I am right here. You, sir, have been very helpful, pointing out all the things I don't know (A lot). I never considered that a single hook would be better then a triple or quadruple hook. Wouldn't the off balance hook be detrimental to accuracy? and its MA’AM not sir
  8. Grappeling Hook

    As I have now awakened, I shall now answer your questions. getting from tree to tree is mostly because i want to see if i can, and as for your idea, i will most defininetly give it a go.
  9. Grappeling Hook

    And now I am laughing my harbor seal laugh.
  10. Grappeling Hook

    I am also trying to devise a way to get from one tree to the next, at 50+ feet in the air.
  11. Grappeling Hook

    for the banks, yes I agree. however, the trees I am climbing are maple, ash, hemlock and pine mainly, so I do not want to damage them.
  12. Grappeling Hook

    Yes, coconuts do migrate.
  13. Grappeling Hook

    I need it for climbing steep enbankments 10-15ft tall and for climbing trees without low enough limbs to grab. As for weight and portability, it needs to be able to hold my weight (150lbs) plus my supplies, so around 225 lbs. I would like to be able to strap it to the back of my pack.
  14. Grappeling Hook

    How would one go about making a grappeling hook? I would like to make one for my frequent expeditions into the forest, yet I have yet to find a good guide on how to make one.
  15. It followed me home

    That handle looks whittled to shape, you might want to check the wedges and stability.