Blacksmithing Basics for the Homestead
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Blacksmithing Basics for the Homestead

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by Joe DeLaRonde, Jess Leonard
     
 

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Traditional blacksmithing returns to its roots with Blacksmithing for the Homesteader. Here author and master blacksmith Joe DeLaRonde demonstrates the basic skills and techniques needed to make the tools and accoutrements required for life on the homestead or ranch. Detailed and easy-to-understand instructions, illustrations, and photographs will help the

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Traditional blacksmithing returns to its roots with Blacksmithing for the Homesteader. Here author and master blacksmith Joe DeLaRonde demonstrates the basic skills and techniques needed to make the tools and accoutrements required for life on the homestead or ranch. Detailed and easy-to-understand instructions, illustrations, and photographs will help the beginning blacksmith set up the forge, get the fire hot enough for welding, and craft the tools needed for blacksmithing. Learn how to forge everything from weapons and tools-knives, axes, screwdrivers, hammers, and chains-to home-helpers like forks, coat hooks, towel bars, and candle holders, and more!

Editorial Reviews

Newark Star-Ledger
"In 135 pages, you can learn to make your own chisels, nails, skewers, pokers, camp sets, chain links and much more. All taught by a guy who studied blacksmithing under a master German smithy, and has his wares in private collections and museums all over the place."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586857066
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
207,893
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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CANDLEHOLDERS

Lighting fixtures are a necessity in any home and take many and varied forms. For our purpose here, we will cover the simple table candleholder and wall mount. Again, you are only limited by your imagination as to the design. There are two basic types of candleholders: the socket and the spike.

Meet the Author

Joe DeLaRonde started his blacksmithing career 35 years ago with an apprenticeship under a master German blacksmith. Following the three-year apprenticeship, Joe performed general blacksmithing, including wheelwright and plow lay work, and finally found his niche re-creating the tools and weapons of the early American frontier.

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Blacksmithing Basics for the Homestead 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Joms-Viking More than 1 year ago
Very useful, a real third world craft for an America that can't do anything but buy garbage from China. Hold something real in your hand for a change. Do a Man's work for one day in your life, feel what it means to be alive for a change. Bend hot steel to your will! Read the book, then get off the couch and start hammering metal and build the Arms your girlfriend always wanted you to have. Go ahead, your an American you can do anything. A great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Joe DeLaRonde is a Master Craftsman and a very good teacher. This book is a MUST HAVE for anyone interested in metalwork
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The Sportsaplex!