Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
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.
A Primer of Tools & Methods
Author: Charles McRaven
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: House & Home
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.
Techniques and Inspiration for the Modern Smith
Author: Robert Thomas
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
"The Art and Craft of the Blacksmith is a visually stunning introduction to the tools, techniques, and traditions every modern smith needs to know"--
Crafts, Consumption and the individual in Northern Europe c. AD 800-1600
Author: Gitte Hansen
Publisher: Oxbow Books
The medieval marketplace is a familiar setting in popular and academic accounts of the Middle Ages, but we actually know very little about the people involved in the transactions that took place there, how their lives were influenced by those transactions, or about the complex networks of individuals whose actions allowed raw materials to be extracted, hewn into objects, stored and ultimately shipped for market. Twenty diverse case studies combine leading edge techniques and novel theoretical approaches to illuminate the identities and lives of these much overlooked ordinary people, painting of a number of detailed portraits to explore the worlds of actors involved in the lives of everyday products - objects of bone, leather, stone, ceramics, and base metal - and their production and use in medieval northern Europe. In so doing, this book seeks to draw attention away from the emergent trend to return to systems and global models, and restore to centre stage what should be the archaeologists most important concern: the people of the past.
An Introduction to Smithing for Apprentices & Craftsmen
Author: Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
The iconic, must-have guide for modern handcraft artisans, Blacksmith's Craft has been teaching the fundamentals of blacksmithing since 1952 for good reason. The first in its series, this facsimile volume of the seminal British textbook includes 37 foundational lessons, crisp photography, descriptive captions, and all the timelessly essential knowledge a beginner needs to practice and become a skilled blacksmith, from understanding the parts of the hearth, blast, and anvil to creating T-shaped pocket welds.
Author: Björn Mothander,Finn Kjærby,Kjell J. Havnevik
Publisher: Nordic Africa Institute
Category: Agricultural implements
This book deals with major issues related to hand- and ox-drawn farm implements for different farming systems and ecological areas in Tanzania. It is based on field visits in some ten Tanzanian regions. The study may shed some light on the relative importance of problems related to production and distribution of basic farm implements as an element of the crisis. preferred by Tanzanian peasants. The structure and conditions of the different levels of production and repair of farm implements in Tanzania, village blacksmiths, small-, medium- and large-scale production, are investigated. estimates for most hand- and ox-drawn implements in Tanzania. The structure and functioning of the distribution system for farm implements are also analyzed. activities of peasant farming in Tanzania, including supply of relevant implements, raw materials for local village production and repair of implements, and how to improve village connected transport through increased production of good quality ox-carts.
Category: Arbitration, Industrial
Author: John Heywood Thomas,Susan F. Parsons
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
"Does theology have any relevance to the problem of life and death?" According to John Heywood Thomas the answer is an unequivocal yes. A largely personal expression of this conviction precedes the argument's exposition, which is then stated first of all quite generally - that nothing human is alien to theology's concern. Three main issues are considered: the unborn life, death as an event in life, and the possibility of global death. The issue of a life before birth is a complex problem, requiring as much awareness of philosophical issues as of relevant empirical factors. The same kind of multifaceted thinking is needed in confronting the issue of death, an inescapable topic for theology. If death is an event in life what does it reveal about the meaning of life? And what of the very human action of the funeral? After a discussion of the complex issues involved the argument returns to the global reference of theology. Two areas of concern are singled out to show that the theologian can offer guidance in debate: the environmental crisis and the threat of nuclear war.
Household Production and Reproduction
Author: Patricia D. Lynch,Hoda Fahmy
Publisher: International Labour Organization
Category: Social Science
This book describes the contributions of women in an Egyptian community to subsistence activities and handicrafts production, and the changes in labour processes which increasingly push women into less rewarding forms of work. Emphasis is placed on the ways in which women's work is related to child-bearing and rearing, and on the significance of children's work for increased productivity.
Author: W.B. Baker
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The utmost threat to William II, King of England, could never be frustrated or thwarted by his fortress of The Tower of London. Richard, son of William the Conqueror and heir, was inadvertently dispatched in a hunting mishap. His nephew was later coincidentally killed in another hunting accident in the very same forest. As in every pride of lions, the most formidable attack upon ones legacy is frequently sprung against a dynasty from within: often from the very litter that share the Kings bread, if not his very bed.