Practical Blacksmithing - A Collection Of Articles Contributed At Different Times By Skilled Workmen To The Columns Of The Blacksmith And Wheelwright:
  • Practical Blacksmithing - A Collection Of Articles Contributed At Different Times By Skilled Workmen To The Columns Of The Blacksmith And Wheelwright:
  • Practical Blacksmithing - A Collection Of Articles Contributed At Different Times By Skilled Workmen To The Columns Of The Blacksmith And Wheelwright:
ISBN: 0785835393
EAN13: 9780785835394
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 24, 2017
Pages: 912
Dimensions: 2" H x 9.1" L x 6" W
Weight: 2.9 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

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The blacksmith's ABCs--learn metalworking as taught by the old masters

The forging of metal gave birth to the Iron Age, and Practical Blacksmithing is the classic primer on the craft that shaped modern civilization. Featuring more than 1,000 illustrations, this foundational text describes every aspect of working with iron and steel, and is essential for both the do-it-yourself backyard blacksmith and the professional metalworker.

Originally published in four volumes in the early 20th century, this hefty, single-volume, new edition of Practical Blacksmithing is different from similar books in that it includes contributions by working tradesmen. In addition to its clear and concise instructional material, the book's editor collected the actual words of old-time blacksmiths offering their best methods, unique how-tos, original techniques, and arcane knowledge.

Industrialization and mass production may have led to the disappearance of the blacksmith from everyday life, but the art of metalwork never died. It smoldered like hot coals in a forge, and today those coals are red hot as craftsman taking up blacksmithing as a hobby or art form seek to learn the foundational aspects of the trade.

Proving that what may be old can actually be new and useful, Practical Blacksmithingdescribes all the Read More chevron_right

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