Monday, August 25, 2008

Go Green! Recycled Steel...

Boone's Hooks uses 100% recycled steel for all of it's forgings! With great design, Boone's Hooks transforms the recycled steel into useful functional artwork for your home... to last approximatley 2-5000 years!

This is a great claim that I am proud of for my business. Steel happens to be the most recycled material on the planet. All of the raw material steel stock that I buy at the steel supply yard has been recycled.

According to Wikipedia... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steel)
Steel is the most widely recycled material in the United States.[24] The steel industry has been actively recycling for more than 150 years, in large part because it is economically advantageous to do so. It is cheaper to recycle steel than to mine iron ore and manipulate it through the production process to form 'new' steel.

Iron is the base material in steel which is one of the most plentiful materials on the globe. Iron ore is mixed with a few other ingredients which creates steel, a much harder and usable medium.

Here is how it works... old cars, iron structures from buildings, old washers and driers, etc... are all collected and melted in big batches(imagine a BIG pot of boiling red hot molten metal!). Once the metal is melted it can be re-poured into the forms the industry uses consistently. These forms are either bars stock, sheet metal, or industrial stock.

Feel free to support your local blacksmith.. they are working towards a greener planet for us all!

Cheers,
Smyth Boone

2 comments:

D.C. Metal Designs said...

Hi Smyth,
Glad you found my blog and left your info. Nice to hear from other blacksmiths I am new at this whole internet thing,trying to get my blog going web site and online store will be next.Took a look at your work, you make really beautiful stuff.
Keep on hammering
Darryl

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Have a Great Day,
Rod