Step-by-Step: Making an "S" Hook

Blacksmith: Robert Elliott

Photos by Brenda Ross

s hook step 3

In this photo, Bob has started on the second end.  This close-up shows the initial squaring and tapering of the hook's scrolled tip.  In the right side of the photo, below the tongs, you can see the finished tip of the other end.

Heat the stock to a red-orange color.  If not this hot, you are working the metal too cold.

As before, Bob use 90 degree turns to rotate the stock.  The hammer face squares one side while the anvil surface squares the opposite.

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