Killick, a homemade anchor constructed of stone and tree branches, held together with rope
Killick, a homemade anchor constructed of stone and tree branches, held together with rope
Bill Tapper, a local businessman and fisherman, demonstrates killick making in a public workshop
Bill Tapper, a local businessman and fisherman, demonstrates killick making in a public workshop
After cutting two thick logs to proper length, an axe is used to form a hollow midway in each log
After cutting two thick logs to proper length, an axe is used to form a hollow midway in each log
The two logs are joined at the center hollow and nailed in position to complete the killick base
The two logs are joined at the center hollow and nailed in position to complete the killick base
After preparing the base, holes must be drilled to accommodate smaller tree branches
After preparing the base, holes must be drilled to accommodate smaller tree branches
Sandra taking her turn at using a manual auger to drill a hole in the killick log
Sandra taking her turn at using a manual auger to drill a hole in the killick log
Smaller tree branches are inserted into each of four holes on the base, then secured in position
Smaller tree branches are inserted into each of four holes on the base, then secured in position
A large boulder is placed in the killick base, held in position by the four tree branches
A large boulder is placed in the killick base, held in position by the four tree branches
The four tree trunk branches are pulled tightly together and secured with rope
The four tree trunk branches are pulled tightly together and secured with rope
The killick has now been completed
The killick has now been completed
The killick can be dressed up to personal preference by adding additional rope or other means
The killick can be dressed up to personal preference by adding additional rope or other means
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