This is my first instructable, made in ye olde village smithy at The Crucible. This hook design is taught in the beginner blacksmith's class. This is intended as a teaser for the full class, which will go much more in-depth on the specific techniques addressed here.
Be Wary! Treat all metal within a shop as if it is hot. You're working with very hot objects and serious damage can happen if you don't know what you're doing. Wear gloves! Wear eye protection!
Step 1: Gather Tools
1. A forge (I used propane, but gas will work)
2. Blacksmithing hammer (10 lb)
6. Twisting Wrench
Step 2: Place Metal In Forge
Use your tongs to place the material in the forge, and let it heat up. Gloves highly recommended.
Step 3: Flatten Wall-Hanger Portion
Be sure to hold your bar level with the anvil! It should thicken to approximately 1/2 inch wide, with a good shoulder to mount on the wall.
Step 4: Punch Screw-Hole In Flat Portion
Place punch in desired location and use it to pin your hanger to the plate, and punch through the metal with a few hammer blows. Be sure to hold the punch completely perpendicular to the anvil face to get a clean puncture.