Fork Hangers

Since Twilight was released in theaters today, I decided to work with forks (Twilight occurs in a town called Forks in WA). I’ve seen this project a few times and have been unable to trace it back to any directions, so I hacked it. Now, I suspect that the original project was made with silver forks. I didn’t have any silver ones, so I used stainless steel. If you can find silver, this project becomes much easier and probably wouldn’t require a torch. Here’s the originals:

First, you’ll want to hammer the forks flat. I wrapped mine in an old towel to hide tool marks. You’ll need to hammer it on each side to flatten it completely.

You’ll need a torch for the next steps if you’re using stainless steel. Flash the tines a bit before you start to work them. You’ll need to get to a good red-orange glow to make the tines nice and pliable. Bend them to your liking.

Once you have your tines how you want them, let the fork cool, then hammer the tines flat again.

Next, mark out where you want to place your hanging holes and mark them with a sharpie. I also used a punch scribe to start the bit for the drill. Use a smaller bit first and then go up to the size you need.

Go back to the torch and make a bend on the handle for the coat hook part.

I like the bluing on them so I’m done, but if you want them to look like the originals, spray paint them with metallic spray paint. I also made a bracelet using the same process.

~ by accordingtoleanne on November 17, 2012.

One Response to “Fork Hangers”

  1. That is AMAZING!

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