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

Blacksmith: Robert Elliott, Don Cornell, Jerry Allen.

Broom tying by Joan Cornell

Photos by Brenda Ross

The finished hook was made especially for hanging this broom.

While your first hook might be a hook for hook's sake, you will soon learn that function is as important as form.

In learning the art of blacksmithing, it is not enough to simply make an object.  You have to give your work a purpose!


fireplace broom


Blacksmith Don Cornell made the twist iron handle for this fireplace broom. (click thumbnail below to enlarge)  He kept the design simple in order not to take away from the broom-tying artistry created by his wife, Joan. 

iron twist handle

Wall rack by Jerry Allen.  

S-hook by Bob Elliott.



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