The Blacksmith's Craft

A Primer of Tools & Methods

Author: Charles McRaven

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603421742

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

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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.

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

Author: Anon.

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473347696

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 122

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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 Blacksmith's craft

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).

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 104

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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: 5436

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.

Blacksmith's Manual Illustrated

Author: J. W. Lillico

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446546136

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 3703

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.

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: 6067

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: 8289

Practical Blacksmithing and Metalworking

Author: Percy W. Blandford

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780830628940

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 360

View: 5404

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

Onaedo-The Blacksmith's Daughter

Author: Ngozi Achebe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982647301

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

View: 8198

An introduction to an African world that will haunt and surprise; an exquisite story told from a point of view that is rarely heard. This is a tale of two women separated by four hundred years but linked by history. Maxine a modern American woman who is half white and half African comes across a set of diaries written by a slave in the 16th century in her quest to connect with her Nigerian father. Then there is Onaedo a young woman from that era who found herself in the middle of events that were set in motion in a country far away from her small town in Igboland in West Africa. This is a coming of age novel set in a terrifying age - the age of Portuguese discovery.

The Last of the Blacksmiths

Author: Claire Gebben

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781603811828

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4595

In the early 19th century, a farmer's son in the Bavarian Rhineland travels to Cleveland to apprentice to a blacksmith. Michael Harm struggles through his indenture with a cruel master to receive his freedom dues just as civil war threatens the country he now calls home. However, it is Cleveland's post-war Gilded Age that presents the greatest challenge to Michael's artisan way of life.

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: 844

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

Samuel Yellin, Metalworker

Author: Jack Andrews

Publisher: Skipjack Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9781879535176

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 116

View: 1867

The Contemporary Blacksmith

Author: Dona Z. Meilach

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764311062

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 1472

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.

The Blacksmiths̕ Guide

Valuable Instructions on Forging, Welding, Hardening, Tempering, Casehardening, Annealing, Coloring, Brazing, and General Blacksmithing

Author: James Francis Sallows

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Blacksmithing

Page: 157

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