The Backyard Blacksmith: Traditional Techniques for the Modern Smith

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Quarry Books, Jun 1, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 176 pages
7 Reviews
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.

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User Review  - Kasey - Goodreads

This will be a good reference book for the future, but not the most enthralling read out there. Read full review

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User Review  - Tracy - Goodreads

Lorelei does a great job laying out the art of black smithing. Love the projects at the end of the book. She gives excellent guidance on setting up a shop, gathering tools and build a fire/coals. A must read for anyone interested in smithing. Read full review

About the author (2006)

Lorelei Sims is a blacksmith and metalworking artist, and the owner of Five Points Blacksmith Shop in Charleston, Illinois. For examples of her work, see her website

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