The Complete Modern Blacksmith

Author: Alexander Weygers
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607743752
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A truly unusual and unique resource, this extremely hands-on book brings together three popular but long-out-of-print classics (THE MODERN BLACKSMITH; THE RECYCLING, USE, AND REPAIR OF TOOLS; and THE MAKING OF TOOLS) essential for anyone interested in the making, repair, maintenance, or arcana of tools. An essential volume in any serious craftperson's library, this book covers setting up a smithy (anvil, forge, hammer, tongs, and all), and manufacturing everything from stone-carving chisels to decorative wall hooks. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Complete Blacksmith

Author: Lorelei Sims
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781845431334
Size: 73.89 MB
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Although physically demanding, the art of blacksmithing is in the art of control rather than brute strength. This work starts with the basics - the fire and the tools, and shows how basic designs and objects can be created. This is a useful guide for beginners, and it depicts how iron is forged.

Practical Blacksmithing

Author: M. T. Richardson
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785835393
Size: 37.35 MB
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The blacksmith’s ABCs—learn metalworking as taught by the old masters! The forging of metal gave birth to the Iron Age, and Practical Blacksmithing is the classic primer on the craft that shaped modern civilization. Featuring more than 1,000 illustrations, this foundational text describes every aspect of working with iron and steel, and is essential for both the do-it-yourself backyard blacksmith and the professional metalworker. Originally published in four volumes in the early 20th century, this hefty, single-volume, new edition of Practical Blacksmithing is different from similar books in that it includes contributions by working tradesmen. In addition to its clear and concise instructional material, the book’s editor collected the actual words of old-time blacksmiths offering their best methods, unique how-tos, original techniques, and arcane knowledge. Industrialization and mass production may have led to the disappearance of the blacksmith from everyday life, but the art of metalwork never died. It smoldered like hot coals in a forge, and today those coals are red hot as craftsman taking up blacksmithing as a hobby or art form seek to learn the foundational aspects of the trade. Proving that what may be old can actually be new and useful, Practical Blacksmithingdescribes all the important smithing processes: welding, brazing, soldering, cutting, bending, setting, tempering, fullering and swaging, forging, and drilling. It also includes the early history of blacksmithing and describes tools used since ancient times. In addition to thousands of other useful facts, the modern blacksmith will be introduced to old tools and learn how to make them, and can even learn how to build a retro blacksmith shop with detailed do-it-yourself plans!

The Complete Guide To Blacksmithing Horseshoeing Carriage And Wagon Building And Painting Based On The Text Book On Horseshoeing

Author: A. Lungwitz
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473339642
Size: 60.26 MB
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This vintage book contains a complete guide to blacksmithing, with information on and instructions for the correct use of tools and equipment, horseshoeing, carriage and wagon building, and much more. With detailed illustrations and simple directions, this volume will be of considerable utility to novice metalworkers and farriers, and would make for a useful addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: "The Forge-Forge and Blast, Spring Bellows, Care of Bellows, The Anvil, The Hammer, Other Tools", "Operations in Forging-The Fire, Flux, Degrees of Heat, Drawing Down, Set-off, Jumping or Up-setting, Shutting Together, Hardening Steel, Case-Hardening", "Horseshoeing-The Anatomy of the Horse's Foot-The Hoof in General, The Wall, The Sole, The White Line", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on metalworking.

The Art And Craft Of The Blacksmith

Author: Robert Thomas
Publisher:
ISBN: 1631593811
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"The Art and Craft of the Blacksmith is a visually stunning introduction to the tools, techniques, and traditions every modern smith needs to know"--

The Home Blacksmith

Author: Ryan Ridgway
Publisher: Lumina Media
ISBN: 1620082128
Size: 26.33 MB
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As more and more people join the do-it-yourself revolution, they are breathing new life into many time-honored skills and crafts. Blacksmithing is among the trades that are enjoying a resurgence for both practical and artistic uses, yet there is not an abundance of readily accessible information available to beginning blacksmiths to help them get started and understand the craft. Author Ryan Ridgway, a veterinarian and blacksmith with more than fifteen years of metalworking experience, hopes to fill that void with this comprehensive volume geared toward answering the many questions that new blacksmiths often have. By explaining the physics of moving metal, the different styles of anvils and forges, and alternative fuel sources, Ridgway sets his book apart from less detailed volumes. Forty practical, easy-to-follow projects are presented, showing aspiring blacksmiths how to make tools, such as hammers and chisels; farm implements, such as gate latches and hoof picks; and items for home use, including drawer pulls and candle holders. Inside The Home Blacksmith: The evolution of blacksmithing around the world and the differences between the tools specific to each region The behavior of heated metal and the science of metalworking Setting up a shop safely and economically The heart of your shop—the anvil and forge—and the other essential tools Working with different types of steel, including how to salvage steel for different uses Techniques from beginning to advanced Step-by-step instructions for forty blacksmithing projects: tools and other implements as well as decorative pieces for personal use or sale

The Blacksmith S Craft

Author: Charles McRaven
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603421742
Size: 16.41 MB
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Get that metal hot and start hammering! Setting up your own forge and crafting everyday items is easier than you might think. With simple methods, easy-to-follow photographs, and insightful tips, you’ll soon be creating items of lasting beauty and durability from iron and steel.

Practical Blacksmithing

Author: M. T. Richardson
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 147333988X
Size: 56.97 MB
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This vintage book contains a collection of articles on the subject of blacksmithing, many of which were originally to be found in "The Blacksmith and Wheelwright". With information on a range of topics ranging from the use of tools to forging iron, this volume will be of considerable value to modern blacksmiths and those with an interest in the history and development of blacksmithing. Contents include: "Blacksmith Tools", "Their Preservation", "Bench Tools", "Blacksmith Tongs", "How to Make a Pair of Common Tongs", "Tools for Farrier Work", "A Tool for Holding Plow Bolts", "Wrenches", "Welding, Brazing and Soldering", "Steel and its Uses", "Forging Iron", "Making Chain Swivels", "Plow Work", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on blacksmithing.

When Technology Fails

Author: Matthew Stein
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603580956
Size: 65.51 MB
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There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.