Description : This special re-print edition of Volume 1 of Milton Thomas Richardson' book "Practical Blacksmithing" is a historical guide to blacksmithing.Written in 1888, this classic text provides insight into the traditional craft of blacksmithing. Included are insights into the tools needed in this ancient craft, as well as instruction.A truly interesting and practical read for those interested in blacksmithing and related subjects.Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.
Description : This vintage book contains a collection of articles on the subject of blacksmithing, many of which were originally to be found in "The Blacksmith and Wheelwright". With information on a range of topics ranging from the use of tools to forging iron, this volume will be of considerable value to modern blacksmiths and those with an interest in the history and development of blacksmithing. Contents include: "Blacksmith Tools", "Their Preservation", "Bench Tools", "Blacksmith Tongs", "How to Make a Pair of Common Tongs", "Tools for Farrier Work", "A Tool for Holding Plow Bolts", "Wrenches", "Welding, Brazing and Soldering", "Steel and its Uses", "Forging Iron", "Making Chain Swivels", "Plow Work", 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 blacksmithing.
Description : The blacksmith’s ABCs—learn metalworking as taught by the old masters! The forging of metal gave birth to the Iron Age, and Practical Blacksmithing is the classic primer on the craft that shaped modern civilization. Featuring more than 1,000 illustrations, this foundational text describes every aspect of working with iron and steel, and is essential for both the do-it-yourself backyard blacksmith and the professional metalworker. Originally published in four volumes in the early 20th century, this hefty, single-volume, new edition of Practical Blacksmithing is different from similar books in that it includes contributions by working tradesmen. In addition to its clear and concise instructional material, the book’s editor collected the actual words of old-time blacksmiths offering their best methods, unique how-to’s, original techniques, and arcane knowledge. Industrialization and mass production may have led to the disappearance of the blacksmith from everyday life, but the art of metalwork never died. It smoldered like hot coals in a forge, and today those coals are red hot as craftsman taking up blacksmithing as a hobby or art form seek to learn the foundational aspects of the trade. Proving that what may be old can actually be new and useful, Practical Blacksmithing describes all the important smithing processes: welding, brazing, soldering, cutting, bending, setting, tempering, fullering and swaging, forging, and drilling. It also includes the early history of blacksmithing and describes tools used since ancient times. In addition to thousands of other useful facts, the modern blacksmith will be introduced to old tools and learn how to make them, and can even learn how to build a retro blacksmith shop with detailed do-it-yourself plans!
Description : Looks at the history of blacksmithing, introduces tools, materials, and techniques, and shows how to make hardware, tools, and decorative ironwork
Description : This vintage book contains a collection of articles on the subject of blacksmithing, many of which were originally to be found in "The Blacksmith and Wheelwright." With information on a range of topics ranging from the use of tools to forging iron, this volume will be of considerable value to modern blacksmiths and those with an interest in the history and development of blacksmithing. Contents include: "Blacksmith Tools," "Their Preservation," "Bench Tools," "Blacksmith Tongs," "How to Make a Pair of Common Tongs," "Tools for Farrier Work," "A Tool for Holding Plow Bolts," "Wrenches," "Welding, Brazing and Soldering," "Steel and its Uses," "Forging Iron," "Making Chain Swivels," "Plow Work," 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 blacksmithing.
Description : Originally published in four volumes, Practical Blacksmithing remains as relevant now as it was at the turn of the twentieth century. Featuring an abundance of information and over 1,000 illustrations, this guide provides everything you need to understand the techniques and craftsmanship of blacksmithing. Processes covered include soldering, welding, brazing, forging, tempering, cutting, bending, setting, drilling, fullering, and swaging. Richardson also describes the usage of a variety of smithing equipment such as forges, anvils, and a variety of tools. This unabridged guide covers every aspect of working with iron and steel with an assortment of diagrams and concise instructions. Richardson explains strength tests for wrought iron and steel, heating and hardening steel, rotting and crystallization of iron, selecting quality steel, restoring burnt steel, artistic ironwork, and the general usefulness of these metals. Learn how to work on chains, knives, sleds, wagons, horseshoes, and more. Inside you will also find plans for blacksmith shops, which detail chimney building, forge construction, and blueprints for a variety of workbenches. The tool collector will also find this guide of immense value as Richardson covers the history of blacksmithing tools. He provides a catalog of antique tools, which are no longer commercially available, accompanied by instructions for repairing, preserving, and replicating them. Similarly, this book provides historians with a glimpse into the progression of metalworking and its aesthetics and also includes an addendum of original advertisements printed in the original editions of the late 1800s. M. T. Richardson's Practical Blacksmithing is the comprehensive guide for modern artisans of this ancient craft.
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Description : Learn the timeless art of blacksmithing or simply admire the beautiful illustrations of vintage tools of the trade.
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 : A lavishly illustrated revision of a top-selling primer invites readers to develop healthier, more environmentally friendly, and self-sufficient living skills that are less reliant on technology, in a resource that shares step-by-step instructions for such capabilities as raising chickens, making cheese, and building a log cabin.