Making a hook is the first project in Blacksmithing I, and helps students begin to develop their tapering, bending, twisting, and punching skills. These techniques are crucial in more advanced blacksmithing projects, and many faculty members in our Blacksmithing Department regularly practice making hook after hook, perfecting their form and technique during this quick, fun project!
Students have installed these hooks all over their houses and studios to hang coats, pots and pans, keys, oven mitts, jewelry, hats, and everything else you can imagine! See below for a step-by-step guide to making a hook, then try it yourself in one of our upcoming Blacksmithing I courses. After completing one class in our Blacksmithing department, students are welcome to come back on Thursday afternoons, during lab time, and use our smithy for free to work on their own projects and continue developing their blacksmithing skills.