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Blacksmithing and metalworking can be easier than you would imagine. This book shows you how - with some patience and a working knowledge of metals, tools, and techniques - blacksmithing can be a rewarding, inexpensive hobby. Using simple instructions and first-rate, detailed illustrations Blandford makes it easy for the novice to learn this craft, while offering project variations complex enough to challenge even the experienced blacksmith or metalworker.

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Overview

Blacksmithing and metalworking can be easier than you would imagine. This book shows you how - with some patience and a working knowledge of metals, tools, and techniques - blacksmithing can be a rewarding, inexpensive hobby. Using simple instructions and first-rate, detailed illustrations Blandford makes it easy for the novice to learn this craft, while offering project variations complex enough to challenge even the experienced blacksmith or metalworker.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830628940
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/1988
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 328,932
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.71 (d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Section 1 Blacksmithing 1
1 Blacksmithing Traditions 3
Design
2 Iron and Steel 8
Cast Iron
Wrought Iron
Alloy Steels
3 Forge and Anvil 12
Bellows
Fan Blowers
Forges
Tue Irons
Hearth Sizes
Anvils
Swage Blocks and Mandrels
Fire Tools
Brushes
4 Smith's Tools 32
Hammers
Hardies and Sets
Swages and Fullers
Flattening and Punching
Bends and Scrolls
Heads and Rivets
Tongs
Vises
Measuring
Clothing
Other Tools
5 Basic Techniques 54
Cutting
Bending
Drawing Out
Upsetting
Twisting
Welding
Heat Treatments
Case-Hardening
6 Advanced Processes 78
Heading
Rivet Heads
Reduced Rivets
Bolt Heads
Making Nails
Welds
Chain Making
Chain Hook
Splitting
7 Handles 110
Loop Handles
Scrolled Handles
Knotted Handles
Upset Handle
Cage Handle
Added Handles
Cross Handles
Ring Handles
8 Easy Tools to Make 133
Punches
Spikes
Marking Knife
Chisels
Screwdrivers
Crowbar
Holdfast
9 Making Blacksmith's Tools 166
Tongs
Jaw Shapes
Hammers
Sets
Fullers
Swages
Bottom Tools
Stakes
10 Domestic Hardware 184
Catches
Latches
Door Bolt
Door Handles
Hinges
Wall Hooks and Brackets
Foot Scraper
11 Decorative Ironwork 225
Scrolls
Collars
Square Corners
Quatrefoils
Leaves
Designing
12 Finishing 248
Plating
Removing Scale
Painting
Section 2 Metalworking 253
13 General Metalworking 255
Metals
Copper
Zinc
Brass
Tin
Bronze
Lead
Aluminum
14 Measuring and Holding 259
Friction-Joint Calipers
Micrometer
Vernier
Vises
Pliers
Clamps
15 Cutting and Shaping 271
Sawing
Shearing
Filing
16 Drilling and Screwing 283
Twist Drills
Hand Drill
Screw Threads
Dies
Taps
Clamps
Nuts and Bolts
Wrenches
17 Soldering and Brazing 299
Flux
Using a Bit
Using a Flame
Spelter
18 Hollowing and Raising 310
Tools
Planishing
Assembly
Built-Up Work
Polishing
19 Casting 337
Single Mold
Flat-Faced Castings
Symmetrical Castings
Cored Castings
Glossary 347
Index 358
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2006

    Practical Blacksmithing in Practical Terms!

    For the beginner to the master this text holds all the needed basics, tricks, and knowledge that that been floating through the oral history of this trade for centuries. A great book for the hobbyist to the professional smith.

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