Saturday, May 5, 2012

Here's some hooks Nigel and I made last year.

They are fun, but I won't presume I know enough about forging to instruct anyone.

However, I needed some matching fasteners.  Rather than make some screws from scratch, I bought some standard machine screws from the hardware store and put the heads in the forge.  Heating them up red hot and then bashing them around with a hammer gets just the right look, while the other end remains unchanged.  The hooks and screws are then warmed with a torch and painted with beeswax.
They have been hanging in my kitchen for almost a year now, no noticeable change in finish.
I'm interested in making more, contact me if you'd like some.


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Tuesday, May 1, 2012