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Home made pickaroons.
« on: January 18, 2016, 11:51:23 am »
I got a little cabin fever so I decided to make a couple of pickaroons.

This first one I made I used some angle iron that I hammered over to fit a ax handle then cut one of the pieces then welded together.
The spike was a bolt that came from a cross arm on a power pole.   It never did stick very well so I cut the spike off and used a piece of scrap metal to make a hook and sharped the end.   This was with the spike.



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Re: Home made pickaroons.
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2016, 11:55:17 am »
So since I did not like the spike I cut it off and welded on this hook.
This design sticks and holds in the wood much better.
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Re: Home made pickaroons.
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2016, 12:00:40 pm »
So I then decided to make another one using a post hole handle that was really cheap and using some scrap metal I had left over from a project on my tractor.   This one has a little longer handle and it will stick the wood pretty good also.   I also decided to wrap the handle with some red parachord for a better grip.   I drilled some holes for the ends and then layed down a thin layer of epoxy to hold it firmly in place.   it works well.



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Re: Home made pickaroons.
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2016, 12:53:25 pm »
Which of the two styles of hook ends holds to the wood better ?

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Re: Home made pickaroons.
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2016, 01:28:30 pm »
Very cool Roger.

This reminded me of a ole video where this guy rebuilt a homemade one.  Pretty neat to watch too.

https://youtu.be/CvJ8Q1vAdGA



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Re: Home made pickaroons.
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2016, 03:13:36 pm »
Which of the two styles of hook ends holds to the wood better ?

The hook on the ax handle works the best.
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Re: Home made pickaroons.
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2016, 03:24:46 pm »
The Vids were good.   I like the idea of the roll pin to keep the head from pulling off.   

The one I made on the ax handle I put a bolt through it pretty much doing the same thing. 

The one with the post hole handle I drove a piece of pipe in to the end of it spreading it out.
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Re: Home made pickaroons.
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2016, 06:20:51 pm »
They look real good.

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Re: Home made pickaroons.
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2016, 04:23:20 pm »
Been reading up on these more and more. Being I seen a use for them when I am cutting on the land.

I am thinking a longer and shorter one. 

Also seen the name hookaroon used while searching.

Now to figure out how long of a handle for the long one
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Re: Home made pickaroons.
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2016, 05:36:14 pm »
Yea the Hookaroon or Pickaroon same thing different name depending on where your from.   I can't tell any difference between the two.
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