Introduction: Mini Crowbar

Hi, this is my first instructable so I hope you like it. Today I will be showing you how to hand-forge a mini crowbar out of a small wrench.



  • Forge
  • Anvil[steel block]
  • Hammer
  • Tongs[vise grips]
  • Small file
  • Large file
  • Small drill bit
  • Drill
  • Vise


  • Small wrench

Step 1: Forge

Start by heating up your forge and putting the wrench in the forge. Now, when just below the wrench's headstarts to glow cherry red, take the wrench out and put it on the edge of your steel block [anvil]. If you have a hot cut Hardie feel free to use it. Hammer on the back of the wrench until it is cut about 3/4ths of the way through then reheat and snap the end off with 2 pair of tongs. Now turn it around and heat the other side until bright cherry red then snap the bottom head off the same way.

Step 2: Flatten

Next, put the wrench in the forge until bright cherry red then with the tongs take it out and pound it flat. You may need to reheat it to complete this step. Next, we need to heat it up again then bend the top down to make it a little less bent than a candy cane.

Step 3: File

Now file a little notch into it to make a small triangle shape. then with a small file get down in the notch to make the bottom of the notch bigger. Then repeat on the next side. on the bottom side file down to a screwdriver-like point.

Step 4: Drill

Now to finish we simply drill a small hole [I used a 13/64'' bit but it will depend on the size of the wrench you use] into the crowbar at the bottom. File a little notch in the hole to act as a nail puller.


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