Sunday, October 9, 2011

Making a Plant Hanger with Ivan the Blacksmith on Fallsington Day

First, Ivan shows me how it's done.

Heating the iron rod, Ivan gets the coal hotter

Beginning the curve on the anvil's horn

Hammering the curve

Heating the tip

Curling the end with pliers

Ivan helping me put it in the vise

Adding the twist

My hook left, Ivan's beautiful hook right. Thanks, Ivan (Raupp of Magic Metals Blacksmithing) for teaching me how to do that!

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