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Making spear tines

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Hey everybody. I'm just getting started making a new spear and was looking for ideas about putting barbs on the tines. My old spears have all Had barbs made by cutting into the tine and bending it out, but its cured at best. Any thoughts, ideas and pictures would be greatly appreciated

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i would build up some weld where you want the barb then sand it down to shape it. maybe sharpen the point before you weld the barb so you have a better idea were to put barb.

i dont like spears with the cut and bent out tines.

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I took 7018 welding rod and knocked the flux of and flattened out the rod about a inch or so then cut those and repeated until I had enough for all my tines then I took a cordless drill and chucked the tine in it, before I bent the tines to shape. Then turned on the bench grinder and pulled the trigger on the drill and sharpened on the grinder,the drill made the gringing on the tines more uniform. Then welded the flattened out welding rod to make the barbs.

I will see if I can dig up few pics for ya along with a few other spears I have.

Another way would be to use the same round stock as your spear and cut yat a reverse angle and weld them on the tines then grind to finish your tine tips.

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Yep built up and nicley worked tines are prefered....

Tines are one of the most important pieces of the spear... they need to be able to hold the fish without question.

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