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Found 19 results

  1. After months of wanting to start, I made my first thing a hook. Using a torch, anvil, hammer, pliers and a drill press. And yes it’s the cheap 55lbs anvil from Harbor Freight, but it work for now.
  2. rthibeau

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    always need multiple use tools
  3. These are hook I just came up with farting around during a 10 demo at the state fair in Spokane, wa Call them Steam Buff Hooks cause that is the organization that has me out to do the demo. Figured out the fewer bigger odd hammer blows creates the right visual effect of "facets" on the hook. If you get to many it looks mauled up, and unshapely. Less is more. I like em they are fun to do.
  4. Here it is, coat hook version 5, it's still a work in progress and I'm posting this now to get some feedback before I call it finished. my primary concern is to make this leafy vine like hook unmistakeable from a snake. My second being, is the top of the hook a broad enough curve to not damage coats. Basic profile right after making the holes. Rounded and bent the tops into "figure 8s" notice anything wrong? after fixing the figure 8's and bending the actual hook Side view of the hook, you can see the profile of the curve, (the leaves are about thumb sized if you can't figure out the scale.)
  5. My first attempt at a trammel hook. Am attempting to make some campfire cooking gear for a friend of mine's birthday. I'll upload pictures in a bit.
  6. Just finished this up last night. It is my version of a Maori Hei Matau. Billet was from a $7 stack of quarters. 3" tall. Below is a shot of the billet before I forged the final shape. I am really excited I finally found a way to darken the copper easy and cheap. Getting chemicals up here is really expensive.I had been diluting liver of sulphur but it changes the nickel as well, so not spectacular. I used the ammonia fume process. Just hung it up in a container with some ammonia in the bottom. No liquids on the item. I suppose a shot of the other side is worth posting as well.
  7. Yes I know RR spikes have been done to death, but hey lets kick that dead horse one more time. bla bla bla lol and here it is. left head and point intact, drew out the middle to about 2.5 x original length. folded point over its self, bent the hook, and twisted. Punched holes. 24" x 1/4" x 2" Flat bar. 1 1/4" from end I necked the bar down to 1" wide and then drew out the ends then rounded all the corners off. Texture was done with a straight peen hammer and it is "hit and miss" meaning don't texture every inch of the bar and use very heavy hammer blows moving accross the bar. Punched the bar then welded the back side of hooks so they don't swivel, hey why not I got a welder right here. Placed rivits in the hole, cut off the extra on the back and welded them also------I got a welder right here, then I finished the piece off with some bees wax, cause the bees wax just makes that iron dead sexy, oh you know what i am talking about!!!! It ends up being 30" long x 14" wide Thanks for viewing
  8. Hi guys, here is a little guide on how to forge a rams head wall hook. I am not a professional instructor and this is just the way I do it currently. I made a video and extracted the most important frames (full video on the bottom of the page): 1. Take a sqare bar (here 12mm) mild steel and draw down about 2 1/2 inches to half parent bar thickness 2. Split the set off section with a hot chissel along the middle 3. Fuller inbetween the horns and clean up with a file 4. Taper both horns (fold one horn back so you can work on the other)
  9. Drewsforge

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    Some heart hooks I made after being inspired but some other users photos. What a great resource this site is for people new to blacksmithing.
  10. another heart hook with at leaf key ring
  11. scoobshagg

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    close up of the heart
  12. scoobshagg

    Heart

    My take on a heart hook
  13. I am a very new beginner in the blacksmithing trade, coming over from woodworking. I like to film and here I make a basic hook with a twist. Making a Twisted Hook (video)
  14. the title explains it all...
  15. same stuff, different angle
  16. Hey blacksmith folks, those of you who are interested in how to forge a hook on a pole for example to open hatches or to use in the gardenwork may take a look at my new video: . I hope you like it... Kind Regards - Daniel
  17. My first posting of some things i've made
  18. A few things i've made. The wizard wall hook I saw on artistblacksmith.com and tried my best to recreate. A leaf I couldn't get to shap i rolled up and said "it wilted". The scorpion wall hook was made from flat bar. thanks for looking! http://www.iforgeiron.com/gallery/image/36370-wizard-scorpion-leaves-and-a-feather/ http://www.iforgeiron.com/gallery/image/36369-wizard-scorpion-leaves-and-a-feather/