I needed new custom hooks for my garage.
Step 1: Failed
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
So ,I made a jig to help
Step 3: Prep,
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
The jig has 2 tubes that are sealed at the bottom to bend the hooks at each length.
Step 5: Bend It
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
Oh and drill the plates first.
Step 7: Finished
I use the hooks for ladders, hoses and cords.