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Making small hooks is an interesting little job in ship modeling and serves as a good learning tool for making other sorts of iron work.

Photo 1: These are the tools you'll need (from left to right): a pair of round nose pliers, a pair of flush cutters, and a pair of smooth-jaw, needle nose pliers. Also shown is the straight brass wire used to make the hook. You'll also want a small, flat file. Note: the squares on the graph paper are 1/5-inch wide (that is, 5 squares to the inch).
Tools for making hooks

Photo 2: Begin by forming the eye using the round nose pliers.

Forming the eye

Photo 3: Use the needle nose pliers to bend the shank of the hook backwards

Bending the eye
Photo 4: Cut about 1/4 of the eye off the end using flush cutters
Making the eye smaller
Photo 5: Close up the eye to make it smaller using needle nose pliers.
Finished eye

Photo 6: Form the hook using round nose pliers

Forming the hook

Photo 7: Use the flush cutters, held at an angle, to cut off the end of the hook

Cutting the hook off at an angle

Photo 8: Shown here is the hook after its been cut off. It will require a bit of final shaping. You may also want to file the end of the hook to make it a bit sharper

Hook before final shaping

.Photo 9: The completed hook. Of course, the hook will need to be blackened.

Finished Hook