The Blacksmith's Craft: A Primer of Tools & Methods (Google eBook)

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Storey Publishing, May 15, 2005 - House & Home - 256 pages
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Here is everything you need to know to make and repair your own metal tools, household items, hardware, or farm equipment. Simple and clear instructions, supplemented by step-by-step photography, show how to build a forge, make or acquire tools, and use those tools to create items of lasting beauty and durability.
  

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User Review  - freemasonjoshua - Overstock.com

This is a rare book to find,I was told by a friend of mine to get this,cause in some form or other it would help me become a better blacksmith and it has for it does have a few projects to try out by yourself. Read full review

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User Review  - Scott Allen Wilson - Goodreads

For many, this is THE book to begin with. Read full review

Contents

1 THE PIONEER SMITH
1
2 GETTING STARTED
11
3 COAL IRON AND STEEL
39
4 HAMMERING IRON
53
5 HARDENING AND TEMPERING STEEL
83
6 FORGE WELDING
107
7 TOOLS FOR BUILDING
123
8 HOUSE HARDWARE
141
9 HOMESTEAD TOOLS AND REPAIRS
171
10 THE FARRIERS CRAFT
197
11 INCOME FROM YOUR FORGE
211
12 PROSPECTS
229
GLOSSARY
237
SUGGESTED READING
242
INDEX
243
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About the author (2005)

Charles McRaven is a stonemason and blacksmith, nationally known for building and repairing dozens of stone structures and log homes. He has written extensively on stone, including the books Building with Stone and Stonework, and articles for Country Journal, Fine Homebuilding, and many regional magazines. He lectures and conducts workshops and private courses in stone construction. Charles lives in Virginia.

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