A Blacksmithing Primer

A Course in Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

Author: Randy McDaniel

Publisher: Dragonfly Enterprises

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 174

View: 1213

Details forging techniques from the start to finish, beginning with the building of your own forge to making tools and elaborate door knockers.

Blacksmithing Primer

A Course in Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

Author: Randy McDaniel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780966258905

Category: Blacksmithing

Page: 174

View: 3803

New Edge of the Anvil

A Resource Book for the Blacksmith

Author: N.A

Publisher: Skipjack Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9781879535091

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 243

View: 1476

Designed as a comprehensive guide for the beginner or a reference for the advanced metalworker, with complete coverage of tools, equipment, and creative and technical processes. Includes very fine b & w photographs of the work of Samuel Yellin and Martin Rose.

The Complete Modern Blacksmith

Author: Alexander Weygers

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607743752

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 304

View: 9812

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.

Practical Blacksmithing and Metalworking

Author: Percy W. Blandford

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780830628940

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 360

View: 5883

Looks at the history of blacksmithing, introduces tools, materials, and techniques, and shows how to make hardware, tools, and decorative ironwork

The Blacksmith's Craft

A Primer of Tools & Methods

Author: Charles McRaven

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603421742

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

View: 8513

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.

Blacksmithing

Author: José Antonio Ares

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600593840

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 6045

These amazing techniques and projects offer a modern twist on a traditional art--and they’ll transform your image of the "blacksmith” forever. More and more people are discovering the creative pleasure of going into an iron studio, applying high heat to steel, and hammering or pressing the metal into interesting shapes. While often admired, the process can intimidate novices...but this beautifully photographed book will change that. It provides a superb overview of the fundamentals, including various forms of steel, equipment, and safety precautions. Learn how to create a right-angle bend; form a point, flat end, spiral, and curl; and cut metal using hand tools and a plasma torch. Then follow along, step by step, to create beginner-friendly projects, including a simple trivet, ornamental door handle, wall sconce, and even a metal railing.

The Backyard Blacksmith

Traditional Techniques for the Modern Smith

Author: Lorelei Sims

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9781592532513

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 576

The Backyard Blacksmith takes the mystery out of blacksmithing, but not the magic... There is an increasing interest and revival in the art of blacksmithing as a hobby and art, and both men and women are becoming at-home blacksmiths. Blacksmithing is a simple, rewarding craft anyone can enjoy in their backyard or home workshop -- even beginners can produce useful and beautiful projects on their first try. The Backyard Blacksmith shows you how blacksmithing can be easy to learn, and a rewarding hobby, with some patience and a working knowledge of metals, basic tools, and techniques. Through instructions and illustrations, readers will learn to make simple tools and useful items, such as nails, hinges, and handles, and also an interesting mix of artful projects, such letter openers, door knockers and botanical ornaments.

The Skills of a Blacksmith Volume I

Mastering the Fundamentals of Blacksmithing

Author: Mark Aspery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981548005

Category: Blacksmithing

Page: 304

View: 3976

Blacksmithing Basics for the Homestead

Author: Joe DeLaRonde

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781586857066

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 134

View: 2743

Traditional blacksmithing returns to its roots with Blacksmithing for the Homesteader. Here author and master blacksmith Joe DeLaRonde demonstrates the basic skills and techniques needed to make the tools and accoutrements required for life on the homestead or ranch. Detailed and easy-to-understand instructions, illustrations, and photographs will help the beginning blacksmith set up the forge, get the fire hot enough for welding, and craft the tools needed for blacksmithing. Learn how to forge everything from weapons and tools-knives, axes, screwdrivers, hammers, and chains-to home-helpers like forks, coat hooks, towel bars, and candle holders, and more!

Practical Blacksmithing

A Collection of Articles Contributed ... by Skilled Workmen to the Columns of the Blacksmith & Wheelwright ...

Author: Milton Thomas Richardson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Blacksmithing

Page: N.A

View: 2143

Book of Old-Time Trades and Tools

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486443426

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 316

View: 2859

Lavishly illustrated primer on the work of tailors, shoemakers, calico printers, millers, and 29 other craftworkers provides valuable insights on Victorian working class culture. More than 700 illustrations.

The Complete Bladesmith

Forging Your Way to Perfection

Author: JIM. HRISOULAS

Publisher: Redd Ink Press

ISBN: 9780998708164

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6905

This guide to smithing world-class blades is for the novice and experienced bladesmith alike. With this book you will be able to build your own forge, equip your workshop, choose your materials from the exotic to the mundane, and get to work.

Basic Blacksmithing

An Introduction to Toolmaking with Locally Available Materials

Author: David Harries,Bernhard Heer

Publisher: Practical Action

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 127

View: 9238

Starting with only an anvil and a few basic tools, almost all the tools needed by a blacksmith can be made from commonly found materials. With clear instructions this book gives step by step instructions on basic blacksmithing.

Blacksmith's Craft - An Introduction To Smithing For Apprentices And Craftsmen

Author: Anon.

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473347696

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 122

View: 6929

This early works is a fascinating and comprehensive look at blacksmithing with much of the information still useful and practical today. It was originally published by the Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas to meet the needs of craftsmen, technical schools and apprentices' training centres. The lack of such a book was a handicap to the teaching of the subject and particularly to young men who were receiving instructions from the Council in country workshops. Contents Include: 1. The BlackSmith's Equiptment, 2. The BlackSmith's Tools, 3. The BlackSmith's Fire, 4. The BlackSmith's Work, 5. The BlackSmith's Materials, 6. Cutting off Cold Metal, 7. Rings, 8. Bends to Dimensions. It is also extensively illustrated throughout. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Village Blacksmith

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Blacksmiths

Page: 30

View: 3563

Blacksmith's Manual Illustrated

Author: J. W. Lillico

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446546136

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 3249

INTRODUCTORY IN compiling this book on Blacksmith work, I have in mind the many little difficulties which arise from time to time in this class of work. In my own experience, and also in that of my fellow workmen, problems both of time saving and labour saving have had to be solved, and the tricks of the trade and wrinkles which have been learned thereby, are passed on in this book to anyone who can make use of them. I trust that they will be found of real service to the young and ambitious smith. Blacksmithing is a trade difficult to learn. Well termed the King of Trades, practically every kindred trade depends on it in some shape or form. Tools, without which modern methods could not be de- veloped, have to be speedily made, repaired and tempered. I have endeavoured in this book to demonstrate, by drawings and simple text matter, specimens of smith work commonly done, and the best, simplest and quickest way to do them. From my own experience, gained at the forges of different engineering works, I have tried to pass on the easiest and best methods of arriving at the finished job. The different types of forged work seen to-day, and the various methods by which they may be done, appear to be endless. It is not surprising, therefore, that many smiths are often at a loss as to how to commence a job and how best to proceed with it. It is no uncommon sight to see a smith commence with what should really be an intermediate or final operation. Valuable time and material is often lost through such methods. With a view to surmounting this difficulty, I have illustrated the finished article, the commencing, following- through and final operations, which have proved under various conditions to be most successful. To become a good smith, the ability to concentrate ones mind on the work in hand is necessary. While the iron is in the lire, the smith should be mentally visualising the various operations to be gone through immediately the iron is ready. He is a poor workman who brings his heated iron below the hammer with no clear idea in his head as to what he intends to do first. A good motto would be, Think first and act afterwards. The smith who is well equipped with tools will often finish his job in one heat, whereas the smith using antiquated methods will require three or four heats for the same job. Some of the tools illustrated in this book might almost be called labour-saving gadgets, as in many cases they have no resemblance to the orthodox tool. The smith who has to rely on his striker has obviously to use different methods from the smith who has the advantage of the steam hammer. Rapid calculations plays an important part in modern smith work, and the smith who can reckon in figures the required length of material necessary to do a certain job has the advantage of his fellow workman who merely relies on guesswork. I do not suggest that the working black- smith should be a skilled mathematician, and I have there- fore embodied in this work one or two simple formulas for calculating length, which will be found to work out very well in practice. These formulas can quickly be acquired by memory, and the smith will then be saved the worry of wondering whether he has cut enough material for a job, or whether he is going to have a big waste of bar. In a sentence, I have endeavoured to show, by illustrations and text matter, how to obtain the length of material for a job, the tools required, and the operations necessary to complete the job in the most expeditious manner.

How to Make a Clipper Ship Model

Author: E. Armitage McCann

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486285801

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 150

View: 6285

Create a model of the Sovereign of the Seas. Directions for fashioning the hull, creating deck furnishings, and other touches.

Decorative and Sculptural Ironwork

Tools, Techniques, Inspiration

Author: Dona Z. Meilach

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764307904

Category: Art

Page: 312

View: 1502

All the fascinating properties of iron and other metals can be creatively explored with 52 color plates and 717 b/w photos and drawings and detailed text. The author discusses the ironworking shop, forge and tools, including anvils, vises, hammers, tongs, punches, centrifugal blowers and machine tools. Forging procedures are explicitly shown.