The Blacksmith's Craft: A Primer of Tools and Methods

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Storey Pub., 2005 - Crafts & Hobbies - 247 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 -

This is a rare book to findI was told by a friend of mine to get thiscause 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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For many, this is THE book to begin with. Read full review

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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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