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    A Hook Tool...........first try......

    Well, I got around to finally making a hook tool, I think it went somewhat well........... sort of.......

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    Top and bottom view

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    The problem is............. I made it the wrong way round

    Here is a Hook Tool in use.........

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    So, I guess I'll have to make another one

    Oh well, a good lesson at least!

    Cheers!
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    I don't think I've see a hook tool before. Looks like it could be real handy. How catch-prone is it?

    BTW...nice job, McGyver.
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    sharpen the other side stu.....
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    I think there is a definate learing curve to them, but hey, the same can be said about a bowl gouge......... right Frank.........

    I made this one backwards, so I'll make another one, I also made it way too big, so I'll try again

    Tod, I will try that for sure, but then I think it puts it the wrong way round as well.

    Got to get my bent head around this........
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    Cool looking tool Stu. Looks like it should work.
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    Something admirable about making your own tools. Satisfying too. I have never seen, or heard, of one of those for turning. It's not unlike some woodcarving and bowl carving tools. Yep, yer right. Impossible to use bowl gouges, they just don't work. Get in production with your hooks. Make lots of money and get famous.
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    Nice, Stu. Only "The problem is............. I made it the wrong way round"

    Hmmm... that's the kind of thing *I* would do...

    I remember making some complicated boneheaded thing onetime, and not being able to get some piece to fit. Called Doorlink out to the shop, who took one look, started laughing, and said "William, you made it exactly backwards!"

    So, what kind of steel did you use?

    Thanks,

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    I used some high carbon drill rod to make this, seems to hold a decent edge, but I really want to get some HSS, just got to find a place that sells it.

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    I used some high carbon drill rod to make this, seems to hold a decent edge, but I really want to get some HSS, just got to find a place that sells it.

    Cheers!
    Stu,

    Try to dig up a piece of truck axle, or a coil spring from suspension of a car/truck will also work well. The coil springs are great for tool steel, and should work fine for a hook.

    Be careful on the steel you buy, much of the HSS is really hard to work properly and will crack as you forge it. DAMHIKT! I think you're better off with good 'ol high carbon steel like a coil spring or axle, the coil spring being the preferred in this case, IMO, as it's smaller to start with.

    With a coil spring, heat it and straighten it out, and cut it into sections. I think you can use your small torch to do that.

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