The Art of Blacksmithing

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Harper & Row, 1984 - Business & Economics - 487 pages
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Combines a detailed history of the ancient craft with a guide for the beginner interested in starting his own forge

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User Review  - Andy - Goodreads

"The Art of Blacksmithing" is nothing short of an essential text to any smith. Want to know how to hammer weld? Bealer has you covered. Upsetting some iron to make an animal headed cane? That's here ... Read full review

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User Review  - Teresa Frohock - Goodreads

I'm not kidding, I'm reading this book and really enjoying it. Excellent history of the blacksmith and technical details on making everything from everyday items to weapons. The best part is that it is well written and entertaining too. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
11
THE BLACKSMITH
14
THE BLACK METAL
28
Copyright

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About the author (1984)

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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