The Art and Craft of the Blacksmith

Techniques and Inspiration for the Modern Smith

Author: Robert Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631593811

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 469

"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 Blacksmith's Craft

A Primer of Tools and Methods

Author: Charles McRaven

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580175937

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 247

View: 4681

Here is everything you need to know to make and repair your own metal tools, household items, hardware, or farm equipment. Simple and clear instructions, supplemented by step-by-step photography, show how to build a forge, make or acquire tools, and use those tools to create items of lasting beauty and durability.

The Backyard Blacksmith

Traditional Techniques for the Modern Smith

Author: Lorelei Sims

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9781592532513

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 2372

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.

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: 9901

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.

Artist Blacksmith Sculpture

The Art of Natural Metalwork

Author: David Freedman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533105844

Category:

Page: 74

View: 2435

David Freedman has taken the art of blacksmithing in a new direction. His metal work ranges from giant insects in the woods of Scotland to seaweed inspired gates on the Cornish coast, ethereal deer in the ancient forests of England and organic seats in some of the UK's finest historic gardens. David's unique sculptural metalwork is shown here at its best, set within the landscape that inspires its creation. David has been forging creative metal sculptures, delicate copper water features, decorative wrought ironwork gates and much more for over 20 years from his backyard workshop in the UK. Rather than a beginner's guide or a blacksmithing manual, this book is more than a catalogue of David's work, with stunning photographs, design notes and sketches as well as perspectives from blacksmiths around the world and a look into the forge, past and present, giving a unique window into the ancient yet ever evolving blacksmith's craft. This collection is also a source of inspiration for those interested in garden design and garden art as well as public sculpture. David is also a writer of articles and fiction. His children's book Stunt Crow is available on Amazon and Jewel of The Brook is forthcoming.

The Home Blacksmith

Tools, Techniques, and 40 Practical Projects for the Blacksmith Hobbyist

Author: Ryan Ridgway

Publisher: Lumina Media

ISBN: 1620082128

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 7210

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 Complete Modern Blacksmith

Author: Alexander Weygers

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607743752

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 304

View: 2790

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.

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: 7302

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

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: 5391

The Book of Blacksmithing

Author: Michael Cardiff

Publisher: paladin Press

ISBN: 9781610045773

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 110

View: 6278

The ability to heat and shape metal into tools, fixtures, and other useful items is one of the most practical skills in the handyman's toolbox. The Book of Blacksmithing shows how surprisingly easy it is to get started in this rewarding craft. Veteran blacksmith Michael Cardiff teaches you how to set up a basic shop, gather the necessary tools, select the right steel, and hone common metalsmithing techniques. He then walks you step-by-step through 15 simple projects—including making handy tools for your workshop, decorative items for your home, and a classic single-edge knife—that will help you master hammer control, coordinate tong and hammer use, and perfect other essential skills of the trade. Every technique and project is accompanied by clear, easy-to-follow illustrations. Hot iron is a joy to work with—a normally hard, unyielding material that suddenly, as if by magic, becomes easy to bend, twist, cut, and shape into all sorts of functional items. Learn how to do it safely and effectively with The Book of Blacksmithing.

Forged a Guide to Becoming a Blacksmith

Author: Liam Hoffman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546602132

Category: Blacksmithing

Page: 162

View: 8100

"This book breaks down blacksmithing's fascinating, if somewhat daunting, skill set into attainable fundamentals that show you how to become an accomplished smith."--Amazon.com.

The Contemporary Blacksmith

Author: Dona Z. Meilach

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764311062

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 9908

This important book tackles the burgeoning revival of the blacksmith's art. Author Dona Meilach has brought together over 500 works by nearly 200 artist-craftsmen from sixteen countries to illustrate the unprecedented activity in modern ironwork that has led to its blossoming into a serious art form. You will learn several techniques using hot and cold forming with the results clearly shown. You will be able to recognise how a fence, railing, grille, table, chair, knife, and other items evolve, and better appreciate their design and workmanship. Each chapter provides background for the type of objects shown-- architectural ironwork, sculpture, furniture, containers and vessels, lighting fixtures and candleholders, fireplace accessories, wind vanes, household and liturgical items, and the incredible knives made of Damascus steel. You will find ample information for how and where to begin your own study in this extensive resource list of organisations, Internet sources, publications, museums, and educational opportunities. This book undoubtedly should be found in the libraries of every metalworker, art educator, architect, interior designer, ironwares collector, and crafts person.

Blacksmithing Techniques

The Basics Explained Step by Step, Complete with 10 Projects

Author: Jos Antonio Ares

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 9780764349355

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 2274

The perfect resource for starting work in metal forging, this guide introduces the traditional techniques from a modern perspective. It focuses on the basics, and includes classic procedures of the craft like punching and bending, as well as modern processes such as plasma cutting, heating with a blowtorch, or the use of manual power tools. With clear instructions and over 500 detailed full-color photos throughout, the book introduces the craft s materials and tools, from the raw material (iron and steel), to the fuels, to the forge and its accessories. Next, basic techniques in eight key subject areas are taught step by step. The book includes instructions for ten creative projects ranging from a cold-forged table trivet to a candelabra, and even a large sculpture applying industrial processes. A creativity-inspiring photo gallery features a selection of pieces by artists worldwide."

The Shape of Craft

Author: Ezra Shales

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780238843

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 4133

Today when we hear the word “craft,” a whole host of things come immediately to mind: microbreweries, artisanal cheeses, and an array of handmade objects. Craft has become so overused, that it can grate on our ears as pretentious and strain our credulity. But its overuse also reveals just how compelling craft has become in modern life. In The Shape of Craft, Ezra Shales explores some of the key questions of craft: who makes it, what do we mean when we think about a crafted object, where and when crafted objects are made, and what this all means to our understanding of craft. He argues that, beyond the clichés, craft still adds texture to sterile modern homes and it provides many people with a livelihood, not just a hobby. Along the way, Shales upends our definition of what is handcrafted or authentic, revealing the contradictions in our expectations of craft. Craft is—and isn’t—what we think.

Art of the Japanese Sword

The Craft of Swordmaking and its Appreciation

Author: Yoshindo Yoshihara,Leon Kapp,Hiroko Kapp

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462909965

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

View: 1170

In The Art of the Japanese Sword, master swordsmith Yoshindo Yoshihara offers a detailed look at the entire process of Japanese sword making, including the finishing and appreciation of Japanese blades. Japanese sword art stands out in many ways: functionality as a weapon, sophisticated metallurgy and metal smithing, the shape of the blade itself—all contribute to the beauty of these remarkable weapons. The Art of the Japanese Sword conveys to the reader Japanese samurai sword history and Japanese sword care, as well as explaining how to view and appreciate a blade. With 256 full-color pages, this sword book illustrates in meticulous detail how modern craftsmen use traditional methods to prepare their steel, forge the sword and create the unique hardened edge. By gaining a good understanding of how a sword is actually made, the reader will be able to appreciate the samurai sword more fully. Topics include: Appreciating the Japanese sword History of the Japanese sword Traditional Japanese steel making Making the sword Finishing the sword

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: 3803

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.