Introduction: Making Hooks

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I needed  new custom hooks for my garage.

Step 1: Failed

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I tried to use my forge but quickly decided that I could not make matching hooks nor could I get the tight corners that I wanted.

Step 2: Jig

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So ,I made a jig to help

Step 3: Prep,

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I took a bunch of good hex steel from a surplus outlet  and cut it to length and scored a mark with a file. Then I made some mounting plates out of flat stock.

Step 4: Using Our Torch We Heated the Hex Steel at the Score Mark While Holding It Above the Jig

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The jig has 2 tubes that are sealed at the bottom to bend the hooks at each length.

Step 5: Bend It

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By using the torch I could heat a small area and by using the jig which was built to let the hex steel bottom out and then bend using light force.

Step 6: Weld the Bent Hex Steel to the Mounting Plates

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Oh and drill the plates first.

Step 7: Finished

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I use the hooks for ladders, hoses and cords.

Comments

georion (author)2012-04-11

just asking ! you get much use from the exercise machine behind the vise //

drewgrey (author)georion2012-04-15

Not as much as I do from the anvil....

SWV1787 (author)2010-02-15

I love the railroad spike door handles

drewgrey (author)SWV17872010-02-17

Thanks , I always liked railroad spikes and would pick them up on walks when I was a kid. I was glad to find a use for them . I also have a door latch made from a very comfortable wards wrench that was bent.

SWV1787 (author)drewgrey2010-02-18

I would like to see a photo of that if you get a chance

masterochicken (author)SWV17872010-02-16

I know, those were pretty sweet. 5 stars.

lemonie (author)2010-02-16

Soild. Nice to see some good metalworking.

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