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Art of Blacksmithing

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by Alex W. Bealer
 

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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,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785803959
Publisher:
Book Sales
Publication date:
11/28/2009
Series:
JEWELRY/METALWK
Pages:
440
Sales rank:
63,606
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.24(h) x 1.55(d)

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Meet the Author

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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Art of Blacksmithing 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Lucan More than 1 year ago
Even though this book was originally published in 1969 it certainly has a lot to offer those who are interested in the subject. Details upon details. The illustrations, though merely sketches, are quite satisfactory for the explanations provided. I particularly enjoyed the minute details on composition of carbon steel and anvil construction, what each type of iron is best utilized for and the like. Bear in mind at this time I'm only half done with the book but I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in blacksmithing.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havn't completed my read, but it is extremly in depth, the illustrations are top notch from what I have seen, everything so far is extremely accurate. Wonderful and educational
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really great book. It came to me almost as a suprise, that I really didn't know much about how iron objects were made just a few years ago. I am a 47-years old mechanical engineer from Brazil, and I am familiar with all sorts of techniques to design and produce metal objects in our post industrial era, but this book presented things under a completely different light. I only wish I had met this book thirty years ago...