Forkin’ hooks! Commission for The National Trust #beautifulanduseful campaign

    Project Description

    This is a pretty simple make – a good one to begin up-cycling with shall we say?

    All you need are some old forks – I used silver ones as they look nice, although they can be pretty tough to bend without getting a kink. They have a handle that tapers in & where it tapers in it will want to bend, not necessarily where you want it! I clamped the forks to my workbench & then bent them over a thick heavy metal bar so the fork had a template curve to follow.

    If you want to make life easy for yourself you could use cheap cutlery which is thin & bends much more easily.

    You want a good sharp metal drill bit to make a hole in the fork to attach it to the wooden base. I used a small drill bit to start with, once I had gone through I used a bigger one to make the hole big enough for my screw.

    I used pallet wood for the base & painted it black with some leftover spray paint. You can curl the prongs any way you like – I decided to make them look like hands.

    Watch the stop motion film…

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    My Functional Fork Art For NT #beautifulanduseful


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