The Skills of a Blacksmith Volume I

Mastering the Fundamentals of Blacksmithing

Author: Mark Aspery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981548005

Category: Blacksmithing

Page: 304

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The Complete Modern Blacksmith

Author: Alexander Weygers

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607743752

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 304

View: 9822

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.

100 Skills You'll Need for the End of the World (as We Know It)

Author: Ana Maria Spagna

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612124577

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 8952

From celestial navigation to sharpening blades, Ana Maria Spagna outlines 100 skills you’ll find indispensable for life after an apocalyptic global catastrophe. She covers obvious needs like first aid and farming, while also providing suggestions on how to build a safe and culturally rich community through storytelling and music making. Full of quirky illustrations by Brian Cronin, this book will provoke surprise, debate, and laughter as it leads you to greater self-reliance and joy — whatever the future brings.

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: 6763

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.

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: 3953

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

Forged Architectural Metalwork

Author: Peter Parkinson

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861268174

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

View: 2587

Hot-forging iron - blacksmithing- is a craft that evokes a passion, yet demands commitment from practitioners because it is just too much like hard work to undertake lightly. In recent years it has grown and flourished, yet remains a unsung craft success story. Contemporary forged architectural metalwork can now be seen all over Britain, but the names of the makers are far less well known that those of people in other crafts. Good architectural metalwork comes into its own as part of a particular building or space. A good gate, grille or balustrade looks so self-evidently right in its setting, that is origin seems almost beyond question. Written by a leading artist blacksmith, and illustrated with one hundred and eighty photographs and fifty drawings by the author, "Forged Architectural Metalwork" discusses design, construction, finishing and installation; and describes the wide range of concerns and skills required by smiths working in the architectural field today.

Captain Swing and the Blacksmith

Author: Beatrice Parvin

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788035291

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1854

Beatrice Parvin’s debut novel Captain Swing and the Blacksmith, is set in the West Country in the 1840s, a time when the area was in the grip of poverty. It’s haunted by memories of the Swing Riots 10 years before, when labourers caused extensive damage in a desperate attempt to increase starvation wages. Sue Trindall, the protagonist, is a character shaped by the trauma of the riots and the devastating effects that the riots had on her community. Sue, a 17-year-old laundry presser, lives in Amesbury with her alcoholic father, a man known for his talent for persuasion. When Sue’s father is asked by protestors to write threatening notes signed ‘Captain Swing’, his family’s fortunes are changed forever. In order to earn money after her mother’s death, Sue starts selling buttons. One day, after finding a pair of pearl buttons embedded in mud outside the Town Hall, her fortunes start to look up. The attention of an apprentice blacksmith, Jack Straker, promises a brighter future. But when Jack abandons Sue in favour of her wealthy friend Eleanor, and she loses her precious buttons as a result of her father’s actions, Sue leave Amesbury, pregnant and devastated. And thereby begins her fight for survival... Beatrice’s book takes inspiration from British folk music and tells the story of working class people through the songs that they wrote and sang. Captain Swing and the Blacksmith will appeal to fans of historical fiction and those with a local interest in the West Country.

The Book of Blacksmithing

Author: Michael Cardiff

Publisher: paladin Press

ISBN: 9781610045773

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 110

View: 1032

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.

Journey into the Zohar, A

An Introduction to the Book of Radiance

Author: Nathan Wolski

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438430558

Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 752

An introduction to the Zohar, the crowning work of medieval Kabbalah. Includes original translations and analysis.

The Revenge of the Dwarves

Author: Markus Heitz

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316193356

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

View: 5114

Though hailed a hero by his people, the course of life has not run smooth for the battle-weary Tungdil the dwarf. But there is no rest for this warrior yet - as he must now find the strength to face the most formidable enemy the kingdom has ever encountered . . . A new evil has risen from the depths of the earth to terrorize the land of Girdlegard. Monstrous creatures - half-orc, half-älfar - are roaming the kingdom, leaving a trail of death and destruction in their wake. These merciless hybrids are on a mission to obtain the most powerful weapon known to the dwarf race - and whoever holds this weapon will control the world. Then when the fossilized Magus Lot-Ionan is stolen, Tungdil spies total disaster on the horizon. With the very existence of the dwarves under threat, he will have to resort to his trusty double ax and risk everything he knows to save his country from annihilation . . . Hold your breath for THE REVENGE OF THE DWARVES, the next thrilling installment in this spectacular fantasy epic from international bestselling author Markus Heitz

The DIY Blacksmithing Book

Author: Terran Marks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781514338162

Category:

Page: 54

View: 4007

How to build a forge, spend less on an anvil, and start blacksmithing over the weekend.Want to learn how to blacksmith, but don't know where to start? Is the idea of setting up your own shop causing you to feel overwhelmed? You already know that blacksmithing is one of the least expensive trades as well as one of the most impressive once you know how to do it. The problem? You need to know where to start. In The DIY Blacksmithing Book, you'll get a step-by-step plan laid out for you along with resources and suggestions for ways to do it all on your own terms for less money. STOP before you spend $2000 on a forge and anvil alone!There are much cheaper ways to find a makeshift anvil and build your own forge. If you're a true DIYer, you'll be able to put the steps laid out in this book into action over the weekend. Follow the 7 Step Plan for Getting Set Up FastYou'll learn to: - Source anvils, create your own, and avoid ASOs (anvil-shaped objects).- Harden and temper steel for use in knife and tool making.- Finish your pieces with both traditional and modern techniques.- Locate the best deals on hammers on tongs.- Find steel suppliers and know what type of metal to ask for.- Set up a backyard forge with materials you already have available.- Build your own coal forge for less than $50.Would you like to know more?Pick up The DIY Blacksmithing Book and start setting up your forge TODAY. Scroll to the top of the page and select the 'Buy Button.'

Sacral Kingship Between Disenchantment and Re-enchantment

The French and English Monarchies 1587-1688

Author: Ronald G. Asch

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782383573

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 492

France and England are often seen as monarchies standing at opposite ends of the spectrum of seventeenth-century European political culture. On the one hand the Bourbon monarchy took the high road to absolutism, while on the other the Stuarts never quite recovered from the diminution of their royal authority following the regicide of Charles I in 1649. However, both monarchies shared a common medieval heritage of sacral kingship, and their histories remained deeply entangled throughout the century. This study focuses on the interaction between ideas of monarchy and images of power in the two countries between the execution of Mary Queen of Scots and the Glorious Revolution. It demonstrates that even in periods when politics were seemingly secularized, as in France at the end of the Wars of Religion, and in latter seventeenth- century England, the appeal to religious images and values still lent legitimacy to royal authority by emphasizing the sacral aura or providential role which church and religion conferred on monarchs.

Rise of the Robots

Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future

Author: Martin Ford

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465040675

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 1596

Winner of the 2015 FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award A New York Times Bestseller Top Business Book of 2015 at Forbes One of NBCNews.com 12 Notable Science and Technology Books of 2015 What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? As technology continues to accelerate and machines begin taking care of themselves, fewer people will be necessary. Artificial intelligence is already well on its way to making "good jobs" obsolete: many paralegals, journalists, office workers, and even computer programmers are poised to be replaced by robots and smart software. As progress continues, blue and white collar jobs alike will evaporate, squeezing working- and middle-class families ever further. At the same time, households are under assault from exploding costs, especially from the two major industries-education and health care-that, so far, have not been transformed by information technology. The result could well be massive unemployment and inequality as well as the implosion of the consumer economy itself. The past solutions to technological disruption, especially more training and education, aren't going to work. We must decide, now, whether the future will see broad-based prosperity or catastrophic levels of inequality and economic insecurity. Rise of the Robots is essential reading to understand what accelerating technology means for our economic prospects-not to mention those of our children-as well as for society as a whole.

The Backyard Blacksmith

Traditional Techniques for the Modern Smith

Author: Lorelei Sims

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9781592532513

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 9666

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.

The Foxfire Book

Hog Dressing; Log Cabin Building; Mountain Crafts and Foods; Planting by the Signs; Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing; Moonshining; and Other Affairs of Plain Living

Author: Eliot Wigginton

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 0385073534

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 384

View: 3611

Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.