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Modifing a cant hook
« on: November 28, 2017, 09:45:08 AM »
What are the rest of you folks doing to keep from putting holes in your cants with a cant hook? It has to grip. Had some success with just a board behind the ends but lots of time it slips. Perhaps modify the hook end with a steel 2x2 square that would have a rubber cap?
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Re: Modifing a cant hook
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 05:27:49 PM »
   Sorry but that's how they're designed to work. If I am worrying about holes in the boards I hook it at the very end of the cant where any residual holes will likely get trimmed off anyway.
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Re: Modifing a cant hook
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 06:21:17 PM »
That's what I do, as well. It's not often with hydraulics, but sometimes I have to give an odd shaped cant a little help.
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Re: Modifing a cant hook
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 02:10:52 PM »
I wonder about making a replacement hook that has a flat metal pad with a few short spikes on it for grip. If the pad were mounted so that it could swivel to lay flat against the surface of the cant, it seems as though it might work. The several shorter spikes would give some grip, but the flat pad would spread the load and prevent them from penetrating very deeply.
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Re: Modifing a cant hook
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2017, 03:52:28 PM »
you need a rubber band wrench. But in a 60" version with nylon strapping. :)
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Re: Modifing a cant hook
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2017, 02:52:42 AM »
This design uses hard rubber roller skate stoppers instead of points...

I have not made a prototype yet.

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Re: Modifing a cant hook
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2017, 11:50:59 PM »
 Thanks to all the ideas.
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Re: Modifing a cant hook
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2017, 08:50:00 AM »
Take a look at the pads on this grapple;
http://www.baileysonline.com/Forestry-Woodcutting/Skidding-Tongs-Brush-Grubbers/Brush-Grubbers/Heavy-Duty-Brush-Grubber.axd

I wonder if I could slip these onto someone's slasher without him knowing  :D

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Re: Modifing a cant hook
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2017, 09:19:24 AM »
Take a look at the pads on this grapple;
http://www.baileysonline.com/Forestry-Woodcutting/Skidding-Tongs-Brush-Grubbers/Brush-Grubbers/Heavy-Duty-Brush-Grubber.axd

I wonder if I could slip these onto someone's slasher without him knowing  :D

Those pads are like what I was picturing in reply #3, except I was thinking to add something to let them pivot a bit so they could lay flat against the cant. A ball & socket is one possibility, but I'm thinking it probably doesn't need to pivot left and right much, it just needs to go up and down a bit (I can't remember what you call the kind of joint I'm thinking about.)
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Re: Modifing a cant hook
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2017, 08:44:25 PM »
On a virgin cedar for natural edge, not banged up already, rare indeed, try to hook in the end trim area that is often cut off.


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