Beginner project with a twist. Start with 4 foot of 1/4" round cold rolled stock.
Place the handle in the vice and bend the 2" tab up into the air. Flatten the short end and give it a nice finish. I was taught a cut end shouldn't be left unfinished.
Heat the split and use the hot cut hardy to create a Y. Put the Y over the edge and make a T. Point one end and clean it up to a nice tapper. Measure it and make the other side matches. Once both sides are even you can shape your fork. This is the last step. Enjoy your fork.