The Art of Blacksmithing

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Castle Books, Nov 29, 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 440 pages
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With more than 500 illustrations, this book is perfect for craftsmen who want to set up a blacksmith shop, and for lovers of history and craft alike. This book describes and illustrates the equipment and techniques developed in more than six thousand years of working iron by hand.Indeed, this unique book covers every aspect of a fascinating and little-known art, the fundamental craft on which the civilization of the Iron Age was built.

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Currently reading this one. If you're into blacksmithing, this is a must read. Bealer exhaustively details tools, techniques, historical items and more in a straightforward manner. You'll come away feeling as if you spent a weekend with one, if not several, smiths.

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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
1
THE BLACKSMITH
14
THE BLACK METAL
28
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Alex W. Bealer was an advertising executive in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a collector of old tools, an expert on old crafts, and a skilled woodworker and blacksmith. He is the author of The Art of Blacksmithing, Only the Names Remain, The Picture-Skin Story, and The Successful Craftsman.

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