The Blacksmith's Craft

The Blacksmith's Craft

A Primer of Tools and Methods

Book - 2005
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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.

Charles McRaven guides you through the process of building a forge from recycled materials, acquiring tools, and learning basic blacksmithing techniques.

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Originally published as Country Blacksmithing in 1981, this practical guide begins with some background on pioneer blacksmiths, and then presents step-by-step instructions on how to build a simple forge, tools and materials needed to set up shop, and techniques of shaping iron, tempering steel, and forge welding. Other topics include instructions on making tools for building, house hardware, homestead tools & repairs, and shoeing a horse, as well as making income from your forge. Includes instructional diagrams, charts, and black & white photographs Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2005
ISBN: 9781580175937
Branch Call Number: 682 M244b
Characteristics: viii, 247 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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