Art of the Blacksmith

Art of the Blacksmith

by Peter Parkinson
     
 

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The Artist Blacksmith is the essential handbook for anyone interested in bringing a creative, contemporary approach to this ancient craft, and for those already hooked who want to improve and expand their skills. Topics covered include the range and use of tools and materials; fundamental blacksmithing processes; working at the anvil; drawing down, bending,

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The Artist Blacksmith is the essential handbook for anyone interested in bringing a creative, contemporary approach to this ancient craft, and for those already hooked who want to improve and expand their skills. Topics covered include the range and use of tools and materials; fundamental blacksmithing processes; working at the anvil; drawing down, bending, upsetting, and spreading; hot cutting; punching; and finally, twisting and joining. Illustrated with over 200 diagrams and photographs, The Artist Blacksmith will provide an introduction to the beginner and valuable information for the more experienced smith looking to expand their workshop.

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Who would have thought that there could be a book about blacksmithing that doesn't include any references to horses? Parkinson, an artist and industrial designer, creates work of such aesthetic beauty that it would be a shame to waste it on the bottom of horses' hooves. This title offers a wealth of material that will be appreciated by aspiring blacksmiths of all skill levels. Parkinson explains the tools, materials, and equipment needed by blacksmiths as well as the most commonly used techniques. Numerous illustrations of beautiful creations (such as gates, sculptures, household items, and furniture) appear throughout this fascinating title, which, while not an essential purchase, would be a welcome addition to applied art and craft collections. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861264282
Publisher:
Crowood Press, Limited, The
Publication date:
11/01/2001
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
904,578
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.65(d)

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