an introduction to smithing for apprentices and craftsmen
Author: Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas (Great Britain),Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas (Great Britain).
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
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.
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.
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.
Legends & Heroes Issue 1
Author: Stone Marshall
Publisher: Stone Marshall Studio
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Ever wonder what life is like in Minecraft? Read Legends and Heroes to find out! (Although this book is free, Google requires a credit card on your account before you can download. If you prefer, you can download the ebook in PDF format from StoneMarshall.com/LH0001-pdf-google without a Google account) Created by Stone Marshall, the author of the popular Flynn’s Log series. The Stone Marshall Studio is developing a new series: Legends & Heroes A hybrid of comic-book style illustrations and short stories. Each issue is fun, challenging, and engaging. These interrelated stories follow a series of characters on a journey through life in Minecraft. Relatable characters, thrilling action, and colorful illustrations will suck in readers and leave them excited to read the next adventure! Secrets await! Solve the puzzle, uncover secrets! The Blacksmith and The Apprentice: Issue 1 The ancient art of blacksmithing is a thing of beauty. A lot of hard work goes into the process. It’s very complicated, really. Stoking the flames to many small, contained fires—making lumps of metal into differently shaped items of metal—hitting said lumps of metal with hammers to turn them into different weapons. You can shape metals into whatever item you want. Okay, it might not be a very interesting job, but apprenticing with the best blacksmith in the kingdom is a huge opportunity. Blacksmiths make the tools everyone needs to get about in their day-to-day lives. It’s a very prestigious and impressive position, although this honor is lost when the position is held by Dane, a youthful boy who dreams of greater adventure! Luckily, Dane has a skilled master to reign in his daydreaming. Viegar has quite an interesting past. From his years on the Royal Guard to his close relationship with the previous king, he’s quite a friend to have on your side. There is one other apprentice, Snip, who is much more passionate about his duties than Dane. Between the three of them, they churn out powerful weapons and protective armor, usually with no thanks to Dane. Of course, no cast of characters would be complete without the big man in charge—in this case, a king. By almost anyone’s account, he’s a good and fair ruler, but there is no one in power without enemies. Though Viegar and his workers only want to help their wonderful king, there are still plenty who wish to do him harm. But Dane can only imagine such things. It’s not as if he’d ever be in the position to really make any sort of difference or be in any place of power. Right? And though his apprenticeship is mundane and boring, the young man gets a few moments of excitement. Every once in a while, his master Viegar lets him venture out past the village to visit the caravan, where he can trade and buy supplies. It’s the most excitement Dane ever gets in his line of work. Sometimes, he gets to meet interesting people. Sometimes, he hears interesting things. And maybe, just maybe, he sometimes hears of a new opportunity for himself. But who would want to give up such a life as an esteemed apprentice? But of course, destiny and desire are not always what you expect . . .
Tools, Techniques, and 40 Practical Projects for the Blacksmith Hobbyist
Author: Ryan Ridgway
Publisher: Lumina Media
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
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
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.
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
Neues vom Hexer Das Königreich Kerack wird von Kämpfen um den Thron erschüttert. Auf der Suche nach Arbeit reist der Hexer Geralt von Riva dorthin und wird kurz nach seiner Ankunft verhaftet. Die Zauberin Koralle will ihn so zwingen, den Auftrag einer Gruppe von Zauberern anzunehmen. Er soll einen Dämon finden, der in Menschengestalt blutige Massaker verübt. Mit Unterstützung des Troubadours Rittersporn wieder frei, beginnt Geralt eine erotische Affaire mit Koralle und nimmt den Auftrag an. Es stellt sich heraus, dass einer der Zauberer die Dämonengeschichte erfunden und selbst die Morde begangen hat, um sich Geralts zu bemächtigen, an dessen außergewöhnlichen Augen er ein obskures Interesse hat ...