I suppose this is technically referred to as a "fishing gouge", however in any instance, you can see that I have carved this splinter down to a point on one side and a dull end on the other. Look carefully and see the little cordage groove off to the left part ... this should be a shallow depression that will supply a stopping point, however not damage the wood excessive.
Attach the Cordage
To sign up with the hook and rope, go to the very end of the cable and unravel it ever so a little. This will create a good small loop that will permit simply enough room to pierce the point through. If you are curious about making rope, look at our previous article on primitive cordage.