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: 5864

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

Don't Go Up Kettle Creek

Verbal Legacy of the Upper Cumberland : with a New Foreword

Author: William Lynwood Montell

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572330849

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 3349

Don't Go Up Kettle Creek is a historical portrayal of a river and the people who made their living along its banks and tributaries. Drawing upon the personal recollections and oral traditions of longtime residents, William Lynwood Montell describes a century and a half of life in the Upper Cumberland. Montell organized his material according to the topics that dominated his tape-recorded conversations with residents of the area-farming, logging and rafting, steamboating, the Civil War-topics that the people themselves saw as important in their history. In reconstructing the past, the author also illuminates the relationship between geographic and economic factors in the region; the prolonged affects of a cataclysmic event, the Civil War, on the isolated area; and the impact of modernization, in the form of "hard" roads and cheap, TVA-supplied electricity, on the traditional ways of people. First published in 1983, this book is now available in paperback for the first time. Included with this edition is a new foreword in which Montell and Mary Robbins, executive director of the Tennessee Upper Cumberland Tourism Association, describe changes in the area that have occured since the book's initial appearance. The Author: William Lynwood Montell, now retired, was coordinator of programs in folk and interculturual studies at Western Kentucky University. His numerous books include Ghosts along the Cumberland and The Saga of Coe Ridge.

The home how-to source book

Author: Michael McClintock

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA


Category: House & Home

Page: 384

View: 3411

The Blacksmith

Author: Bobbie Kalman,Barbara Bedell

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778707479

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7197

Ages 4 to 8 years.Introduces the tools, activities, and importance of the blacksmith in colonial communities.

Back to Basics

A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills

Author: Abigail R. Gehring

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1628738081

Category: House & Home

Page: 464

View: 9426

Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle. Now newly updated, the hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations in Back to Basics will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead. More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamers—even if you live in a city apartment you will find your imagination sparked, and there's no reason why you can't, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug. Complete with tips for old-fashioned fun (square dancing calls, homemade toys, and kayaking tips), this may be the most thorough book on voluntary simplicity available.

Haunted Ontario 3

Ghostly Historic Sites, Inns, and Miracles

Author: Terry Boyle

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 145971766X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 248

View: 9990

Shiver as you read a selection of authentic ghost stories brought to life by author Terry Boyle in this third volume of the Haunted Ontario series.


Author: Toni Morrison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499249624


Page: 217

View: 7556

Daughters of the Tharu

Gender, Ethnicity, Religion, and the Education of Nepali Girls

Author: Mary Ann Maslak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135952221

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 1114

This book explores the complex structural institutions in society, individual attitudes towards, beliefs about and values of those institutions, and the process by which the relationship between the social structure and individual agency conditions and governs girls' educational participation in Nepal.

The Amish Blacksmith

Author: Mindy Starns Clark,Susan Meissner

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736957375

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8854

New from bestselling authors Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner, The Amish Blacksmith (Book 2 in The Men of Lancaster County series) explores the men of an Amish community in Lancaster County, how their Amish beliefs play out in their unique roles, and the women who change their lives. Apprenticed blacksmith Jake Miller is skeptical of Priscilla Kinsinger's innate ability to soothe troubled horses, especially when he has own ideas on how to calm them. Six years earlier, Priscilla's mother died in an awful accident at home, and Priscilla's grief over losing her mother was so intense that she was sent to live with relatives in Indiana. She has just returned to Lancaster County. Not that her homecoming matters to Jake, who is interested in courting lighthearted Amanda Shetler. But Jake's boss is Priscilla's uncle, and when the man asks Jake to help his niece reconnect with community life, he has no choice but to do just that. Surprisingly, he finds himself slowly drawn to the beautiful but emotionally wounded Priscilla. Jake then determines to prove to her that it's not her fault her mother died, but what he discovers will challenge everything they both believe about the depth of love and the breadth of forgiveness.

Friedrich the Blacksmith

From the Promised Land of Catherine the Great to the Gulags of Comrade

Author: Norman Fischbuch

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 142691296X

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 2973

This story begins in the late 1890's and documents the life of an ambitious young man who grew up eagerly looking forward to a comfortable and sheltered life in an isolated community in Russia near the Polish border. In his youth this farm boy dreamed of becoming the best blacksmith in this community of ethnic German colonies in southern Russia. However, his plans for the future were interrupted when he was conscripted into the Russian Navy. Here he served as a stoker and rose in rank to become an astute marine engineer, and was decorated for bravery by Tsar Nicholas II in the disastrous Russo-Japanese naval Battle of the Yellow Sea, while he served on the flagship of Russia's First Pacific Squadron. Although he had diligently served his community, his country, and his Tsar, it is difficult to concieved how this dedicated citizen of a land which he loved and cherished, that he would end his life as a blind and destitute inmante in one of Stalin's slave labour camps.

Schatten über dem Kongo

die Geschichte eines der großen, fast vergessenen Menschheitsverbrechen

Author: Adam Hochschild

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608919738


Page: 494

View: 2934

The Home

Its Work and Influence

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759116598

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 3634

Reprint of 1903 edition of Gilman's classic indictment of domestic life, offering a program of domestic reform that inspired women at the beginning of what became a century-long struggle.

Death on the Home Straight

Author: Iris Penn

Publisher: Memoirs Publishing

ISBN: 1908223375

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 5018

Insurance underwriter Ken Hinde is driving home from Kempton Racecourse when his car inexplicably goes out of control and crashes. The doctors are unable to save him, and he dies a few hours later in hospital. The verdict - accidental death. But Valerie Elphick, Ken's personal assistant and close friend, refuses to accept the verdict. She makes some enquiries of her own - and soon attracts the attention of the wrong sort of people, people who will stop at nothing to hide the truth about what really happened to two valuable racehorses, and why Ken had to die. Author Iris Penn is a lifelong racing aficionado and a member of the Elite Racing Club. Her insight into the sport brings the character and the plot of Death on the Home Straight, her first novel, vividly to life.

Thin Places

A Pilgrimage Home

Author: Ann Armbrecht

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231518293

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 3475

Thin Places is an eloquent meditation on what it means to move between cultures and how one might finally come home, a particular paradox in a culture that lacks deep ties to the natural world. During the 1990s, Ann Armbrecht, an American anthropologist, made several trips to northeastern Nepal to research how the Yamphu Rai acquired, farmed, and held onto their land; how they perceived their area's recent designation as a national park and conservation area; and whether as she believed they held a wisdom about living on the earth that the industrialized West had forgotten. What Armbrecht found instead were men and women who shared her restlessness, people also driven by the feeling that there must be more to life than they could find in their village. "We each blamed our dissatisfaction on something in the world," she writes, "not something in ourselves or in the stories we told ourselves about that world. If only we lived elsewhere, then we would be at home." Charting Armbrecht's travels in the mountains of Nepal and in the United States and her disintegrating marriage back home, Thin Places is ultimately an exploration not of the sacred far-off but of the sacredness of places that are between between the internal and external landscape, the self and others, and the self and the land. She finds that home is not a place where we arrive but a way of being in place, wherever that place may be. Along the way, Armbrecht explores the disconnections in our most intimate relationships, how they stem from the same disconnections that create our destruction of the land, and how one cannot be healed without attending to the other.

Organic Gardening

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Organic farming

Page: N.A

View: 4085

Rise and Fall of Orson Martin, Blacksmith

Author: Harry Enoch


ISBN: 1300607882

Category: History

Page: 90

View: 561

Orson Martin was born in Goochland County, Virginia, the son of John and Rachel Martin. Orson learned the blacksmith trade from his father. After the Revolutionary War, the family moved to Kentucky and settled near Boonesborough in an area that became one of the earliest industrial centers west of the Allegheny Mountains. Orson's brothers William and Valentine became prominent figures in the neighborhood. It was Orson, however, who had the vision to recognize the commercial potential of the Lower Howard's Creek valley, along with the initiative and skills to take advantage of the opportunity. During the early 1800s, he was one of the leading entrepreneurs of the valley, where he had his own sawmill, gristmill and blacksmith shop. Unfortunately, after such early promise, Orson's career crashed under the weight of family problems and business reversals brought on by the influence of alcohol. This biography describes the successes and failures of Orson Martin, blacksmith.

Southwestern Colonial Ironwork

The Spanish Blacksmithing Tradition

Author: Marc Simmons,Frank Turley

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 9780865346017

Category: Blacksmithing

Page: 199

View: 8535

Colonial blacksmiths were more common in the Southwest and their work more sophisticated than has generally been recognized. They forged all manner of domestic utensils and hardware and served as gunsmiths, armorers and farriers. This book is the first historical and practical survey of the full range of ornamental and utilitarian ironwork used and made by Spanish people in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas from the 1500s to about 1850, and is one of the most complete pictures of any Southwestern colonial craft. It presents, also for the first time, a detailed summary of the distinctive methods employed by the old Hispanic smiths. The book contains two parts. The first looks at the early iron manufacturing and blacksmithing industries of Spain and Mexico. The second deals with the colonial smith, his equipment, his methods, and the products of his forge. Information on these subjects has been derived from documents such as wills of blacksmiths, supply lists of expeditions, and inventories of mission workshops.

Reports of Cases Determined at Nisi Prius

In the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, and on the Home Circuit, from the Sittings After Michaelmas Term, 48 Geo. III. 1807 [to the Sittings After Hilary Term, 56 Geo. III. 1816]

Author: Great Britain. Courts,John Campbell Baron Campbell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page: N.A

View: 8174

Nether Providence

Author: Michele S. Davidson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 143963856X

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 586

In 1682, John Sharpless settled in Nether Providence Township on a 1,000-acre tract of land along Ridley Creek that had been granted to him by William Penn. Other settlers soon followed, establishing Nether Providence as a small, successful, farming community. Over the next two centuries, Nether Providence grew into a thriving manufacturing center with 14 operating mills along the township’s two creeks. At the turn of the 19th century, Nether Providence became a summer resort area rivaling the Main Line of Philadelphia, with such famous residents as Dr. Horace Howard Furness, a well-regarded Shakespearean scholar and the brother of architect Frank Furness, and Alexander Kelly McClure, the owner of the Philadelphia Times and an assistant adjunct general appointed by Pres. Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. In 2007, Wallingford, the largest community in Nether Providence, was named by Money Magazine as the ninth best place to live in the United States.