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    Re: Making pier gaff

    Good looking gaff. I noticed that you've waited to grind the point until all of the other fabrication is complete. That would be the way I'd do it too if I were opting for a beveled point. However with a pencil point I think it will wind up being time consuming and difficult to get a nice uniform point. You might consider grinding the basic form of the point before bending the tines for any future builds. I say basic form, so to leave a small flat end for safety reasons during the bending and fabricating. Another option would be to go ahead and sharpen the point to it's finished state and tack weld a length of pipe or tubing over the point to shield the point from damage during fab and more important shielding you from the point.

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    Re: Making pier gaff

    Thanks for your concern & input, .... safety is 1 reason, plus I use vise grips on the end during the hook bending process....and I feel confident that I will be able to put good enough points on them to stick fish....if I had a lath to turn the point on, then it would be done first....but doing it by hand, sharp is all I am looking for....thanks for you input :headbang:
    and maybe I will do it different in the future, .....still learning and figuring things out.... as I go :yay:...I am a googan
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    Re: Making pier gaff

    Ironman, shot me a PM with a phone number and a good time to call you. I'm a former weldor/fabricator that may have forgotten a lot, but I still have a few more ideas that maybe useful to help streamline your process.

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    Re: Making pier gaff

    Ironman, these are absolutely amazing!

    If you decide to make more, I would love to make a purchase as well.

    Both of my gaffs were stolen in November, so I am in need.

    Make sure to engrave serial and model numbers on these. If you start a trend with this product, you could be the bearer of a future residual brand. Teach someone the technique, and sit back and enjoy the gains!

    Or, just do it for fun, and everyone is still just as happy. :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :banana: :yippee:

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    Re: Making pier gaff

    Ironman i would love to buy one of your gaffs. They look great. John G knows me if possible can leave with John will do payment anyway you want.

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    Re: Making pier gaff

    [quote author=Viking Guy link=topic=599.msg6640#msg6640 date=1331273704]
    Ironman, these are absolutely amazing!

    If you decide to make more, I would love to make a purchase as well.

    Both of my gaffs were stolen in November, so I am in need.

    Make sure to engrave serial and model numbers on these. If you start a trend with this product, you could be the bearer of a future residual brand. Teach someone the technique, and sit back and enjoy the gains!

    Or, just do it for fun, and everyone is still just as happy. :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :banana: :yippee:
    [/quote]

    Thanks for the nice comments on the gaff, and sorry yours got stolen....anything stolen sure does suck!!!


    [quote author=jimmys link=topic=599.msg6706#msg6706 date=1331406672]
    Ironman i would love to buy one of your gaffs. They look great. John G knows me if possible can leave with John will do payment anyway you want.
    [/quote]

    I am going to start a new post in the for sale section....the ones pictured are spoken for already, I have 3 more almost done and will be today,

    as I have been making these and welding, seeing the stainless welding rod I already had and soon grinding the pencil points on, flapper wheel getting smaller....... I have realized, I am going to need to start to replace items that I already had....and did not account for that in the original price quoted, that was basically for my labor to make them....so there will be a price increase to accommodate for the replacement of items to build the gaffs....I have tried to keep the price low....something that I would be willing to pay myself, but NOT wanting to take away from my labor to buy more material to make them .....

    so from here on out and doesn't affect the first 3 guys....the gaffs are priced at 65.00.....sorry..... but....making and selling is all new to me....and still priced at a fair price ......I think


    so maybe we should lock this thread
    Bill..............

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    Re: Making pier gaff

    That's a great price, brother!

    I will look for the new thread once you're geared up to move on these great gaffs.

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    Re: Making pier gaff

    it's up....... and I am moving, working on 3 more......need to get the pencil points on them.....soon......thanks for the nice comments
    And the real Thanks should go to John g ......for getting it started.!!!! :headbang: :bow:
    Bill..............

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    Re: Making pier gaff

    [size=14pt]http://www.gulfshorespierfishing.com/buy-sell-or-trade-forum/custom-king-gaffs-for-sale/[/size]

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    Re: Making pier gaff

    Gaffs look good man.

 

 
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