She thought back to her experience at the now-closed Wolverine Farrier School in 1990, where she’d learned how to draw out steel to form gate latches and hay hooks. So, she heated a piece of metal in a coal-fired forge burning somewhere between 800 and 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit. When the metal glowed fluorescent orange, she placed it on an anvil and hammered on the end, making the steel longer and thinner with each blow. A few hours later, the steak turner was finished, and she thought about what to make next. She made a fork, then a spatula.