Description : Excerpt from American Blacksmithing, Toolsmiths' and Steelworkers' Manual The author has been eminently successful in his practice, and his ideas have been sought by others wherever he has been, blacksmiths coming even from other States to learn his ways. This little book is fresh from the anvil, the author taking notes during the day while at work; compiling the same into articles at night. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Description : This vintage book contains a complete guide to blacksmithing and steel working, with information on all aspects ranging from the correct use of tools and shop equipment to repairing cogs and making a gun. Highly accessible and profusely illustrated, this timeless handbook will be of utility to novice metalworkers and would make for a worthy addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: "The Smith", "There are Smiths and Smiths", "Intemperance", "Incompetency", "Religion", "A Modern Guild", "Taxation Will Never Raise the Standard of a Mechanic", "Literature", "The Shop", "The Anvil", "Coal Box", "Tool Tables", "The Hammer", "The Sledge", "How to Make a Hammer", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on metal work.
Description : This unique annotated bibliography lists nearly 300 books on the art of blacksmithing. It is divided into four parts: Practical Blacksmithing, Specialized Areas of Blacksmithing, Historical Background of the Profession, and Products of the Forge. Part 1 deals with the technical side of blacksmithing: the texts, manuals, and courses aimed at teaching the basic processes. It includes reference books on the materials of blacksmithing and on metallurgy. Part 2 presents the more specialized and advanced processes of blacksmithing, including ornamental ironwork, farm smithing, industrial forging, and bladesmithing. It also includes materials related to pattern-welded Damascus steel. The listings in part 3 deal with blacksmithing as a literary and historical subject. The primary focus of these books is on the traditions, lore, and descriptions of the trade. In these books the processes, tools, and products are of only secondary importance. Part 4 lists books that treat the products of the forge, a wide-ranging area that covers everything from tools and utensils to architectural works. A special feature of this section is a chapter emphasizing individual smiths and their works. The book also contains two indexes, one an alphabetical listing by author and one an alphabetical listing by title.
Description : Following on the heels of Goddard's hot-selling "how to" book, "The Wonder of Knifemaking", this new book expands on the author's popular column in "Blade" magazine to show knifemakers of all skill levels how to create helpful gadgets and supply their shop on a shoestring. 75 photos.