The fading snow opened up a good opportunity for me to take a photo shoot with my friend and photographer Eva, and we finally snapped some good shots of the twin hooks that I made a while back. (check out the original post here.) The finish is just a simple acid bath and then wire wheel finish, leaving the bare steel look. We took these photos in the evening twilight, just as the sun set on the cliff overlooking the river.
Here is another hook that I forged. It is a drive hook with an octagonal twist and flat taper.
My plans for the coming weeks is to do my homework so that free time becomes available, and then I hope to get started in non-ferrous metalwork. I want to forge copper hooks and rings, which will be quite fun from what I have read. It is apparently like forging with bubble gum instead of metal. We'll see, and I will keep you posted on whether or not it is like forging bubble gum.
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