5 Way Claydon Knot Hook

Demonstration by Tannis O'Neille

October 25, 2000
This is a variation on the Claydon knot, it is a hook for indoor or outdoor cooking, you can hang spoons or what ever you wish from it.

Figure 01
Start with 5 pieces of 1/4 round, cut 12 inches long.

Using your vice or pritchel hole bend each piece 90 degrees and make sure they all match.

Figure 02
Using your vice or pritchel hole bend each piece 90 degrees and make sure they all match.

Figure 03
If you use the vice this step is much eaiser, just flip it and bend it 90 degrees in the opposing direction, the vice will allow you to be more accurate, if you plan on making more than a few, I recomend using a template.

Figure 04
Make sure again that ALL the pieces match, if they do, you can now take the short ends and bend each one in about 20 degrees, this works best in the vice for me.

Figure 05
As with the claydon knot, interlink all 5 pieces as shown, now is the time for dyslexics to sweat :o)

Figure 06
Take the short end of the last and hook it under the long end of the first and. . . . Dont say bad things when you drop it, it most likely will happen!

Figure 07
Now, you should have somthing like this, just wire the top shut, and bring it to a good heat on top, clean it with a wire brush, flux it with borax, and heat to welding temp.

Figure 08
Now that the top is welded shut, begin to draw it out to where it is about a 1/4 inch in diameter, make sure each heat for this step is welding heat, if not you may get a jagged tip.

Figure 09
The end is simple just make hooks out of all 6 ends, and I found that it is not hard to make all the bottom ones even.

Figure 00

Figure 10
annis: first 90^ bend at 4"; what is length for second 90^ bend??
Neat piece, Tannis! Question. When you weld the top together and draw it, could you also square it at that point? Make a nice contrast between the top hook and the bottom hooks.
Nice demo I do somthing similar for a coffee cup holder.
You can and should do anything you think would make it look good to your eye, that is how new things happen :)
Good demo Tannis, I made one of your cable hooks yesterday, it turned out very nice.
There are two ninety degree bends. What are the twenty degree bends?
One twenty degree bend where you bent the first 90 degree bend
Sorry Jim, the second bend is about 1.5 to two inches from the first.
4"and 4" and 4" for the hook right Tannis?
I let my vice decide that, but varriation is important :~) you create new things.
My small post vise was my gauge for many years. . now Paw-Paw has it. . .
I have a bigger vise now. Wrong gauge. :(
The 20-25^ bend? If the part with 2 90^'s is laying flat on the table, the 20^ bend of the short leg is up -- Right??
Tannis: thanks very much. I understand it now; sorry to be so slow to catch on. Excellent demo.
Leah: the 20^ bend is actually a twist of the horizontal leg.
OK, now I get it, thanks Jim

I'm a little slow on the pick up tonight
Tannis, please tell me about dipping the short leg under the long leg again.
Hmmmmmm, If you number them 1-5, then take the short end of the #5 and hook it under the long end of the #1, you will have to play with it :~)
Thanks...i think i've got it.... you are a good teacher
<blushing> thank you
All you need to visit Tannis' web site. Great work.
Hey Tannis, the guys at work bet me I could not make the hook out of cable so I made it and brought it to work today, free coffee the rest of the year for me.
YAY Leah! what ya gonna do with it now?
Leah, Thats great! Seems like not too long ago we were celebrating your first forge weld!
I do not have a clue. That cable is EASY to weld. What can you do with those hooks. That is right Jock!!!

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