Steve & Frank, thanks for sharing. Interesting method. I have a question, what advantage does your method have over a method such as precision laser welding the hook? It seems to me that as much tig welding that is going on in your method you are running the risk of excessive heat transfer from that lump to the braze or solder, possibly causing something to come loose. You're right, theres more than one way to skin a cat, both of your methods seem to be overkill. Does it take you the same amount of time doing this method compared to how you used to do it? Are the results that much better? Thanks.