Wednesday, May 06, 2015
How to make metal hooks, or why I make wood hooks
So to make a metal hook you must have:
A source of high temp heat such as a coal fired forge or at least a propane fired torch;
A blank of malleable metal such as, oh, steel*, brass, silver, gold (twould be nice, eh?) that is a bit larger than the diameter of the hook you'd like to make;
*steel requires high temperature so I'd stick with the softer albeit heavier metals.
An anvil (perhaps a short piece of railroad rail will do);
A small blacksmith hammer.
Now all you do is shape the hook as shown in the drawings. Cinchy.
I'm sticking to making wood hooks.
If YOU decide to make one, send me a picture and I'll post it here.