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I made these two hooks for hanging garden tools, not coats from. I wanted multiple prongs.

The original wood came from a series box hedging plants that we removed this spring, to expand our main vegetable area. The removal had been a huge success. Not only did we get more area, but we had under estimated the impact the roots of the bushes were having on the growing area - both taking moisture, and harbouring perennial weeds.

Box is incredibly hard wood, and the bark was very very hard to remove, with a tiny sliver at a time. The multiple branches added extra complication, as there were so many awkward crotches. Tools used were a pruning saw, belt knife and some sand paper for a finishing buff.

Edit - please ignore the slug traps in the pictures. They are not mine, my mum insists on using them for her potted hostas. They are not a poison. I think they work with some kind of fermenting liquid lure.

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One of the two. Multiple hooks on one piece
One of the two. Multiple hooks on one piece
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I flattened the back on both.
I flattened the back on both.
 
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Hey Mike, can you post the rest of the required pictures?

To get certified for this BB, post three pics.  

 - Your chunks of wood that you are starting with
 - Progress about half way through, with the hand tools you have decided to use for this
 - Final product  

 
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I did this project ages ago, not knowing what the BB requirements were, so I don’t have the prior to starting picture :(

Might be easier to start over. I’d be a lot quicker second time, with different wood.
 
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First try to get a BB in roundwood working (and an Air Badge).
I pruned the rose above the gate and it looked like good hooks to me.


Started making hooks from rosewood with my camping knife


Making a second hook the same way


Now I used other handtools for the finishing touch


And a hand drill for holes for the screws


The finished product!

Some of those tools were sleeping in my toolbox for many years. Maybe now they're woke up I'll use them some more ...
Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I certify this BB complete along with your new air badge!!!

 
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I have no idea what kind of wood this is... I took it off of the tree (bush?) I'm supposed to be cutting down for my mom.
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Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I certify this complete along with your new air badge!

 
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