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Practical Blacksmithing and Metalworking / Edition 1
     

Practical Blacksmithing and Metalworking / Edition 1

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by Percy W. Blandford
 

ISBN-10: 0830628940

ISBN-13: 9780830628940

Pub. Date: 07/01/1988

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830628940
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/1988
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
341,034
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.71(d)

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Table of Contents

Introductionvii
Section 1Blacksmithing1
1Blacksmithing Traditions3
Design
2Iron and Steel8
Cast Iron
Wrought Iron
Alloy Steels
3Forge and Anvil12
Bellows
Fan Blowers
Forges
Tue Irons
Hearth Sizes
Anvils
Swage Blocks and Mandrels
Fire Tools
Brushes
4Smith's Tools32
Hammers
Hardies and Sets
Swages and Fullers
Flattening and Punching
Bends and Scrolls
Heads and Rivets
Tongs
Vises
Measuring
Clothing
Other Tools
5Basic Techniques54
Cutting
Bending
Drawing Out
Upsetting
Twisting
Welding
Heat Treatments
Case-Hardening
6Advanced Processes78
Heading
Rivet Heads
Reduced Rivets
Bolt Heads
Making Nails
Welds
Chain Making
Chain Hook
Splitting
7Handles110
Loop Handles
Scrolled Handles
Knotted Handles
Upset Handle
Cage Handle
Added Handles
Cross Handles
Ring Handles
8Easy Tools to Make133
Punches
Spikes
Marking Knife
Chisels
Screwdrivers
Crowbar
Holdfast
9Making Blacksmith's Tools166
Tongs
Jaw Shapes
Hammers
Sets
Fullers
Swages
Bottom Tools
Stakes
10Domestic Hardware184
Catches
Latches
Door Bolt
Door Handles
Hinges
Wall Hooks and Brackets
Foot Scraper
11Decorative Ironwork225
Scrolls
Collars
Square Corners
Quatrefoils
Leaves
Designing
12Finishing248
Plating
Removing Scale
Painting
Section 2Metalworking253
13General Metalworking255
Metals
Copper
Zinc
Brass
Tin
Bronze
Lead
Aluminum
14Measuring and Holding259
Friction-Joint Calipers
Micrometer
Vernier
Vises
Pliers
Clamps
15Cutting and Shaping271
Sawing
Shearing
Filing
16Drilling and Screwing283
Twist Drills
Hand Drill
Screw Threads
Dies
Taps
Clamps
Nuts and Bolts
Wrenches
17Soldering and Brazing299
Flux
Using a Bit
Using a Flame
Spelter
18Hollowing and Raising310
Tools
Planishing
Assembly
Built-Up Work
Polishing
19Casting337
Single Mold
Flat-Faced Castings
Symmetrical Castings
Cored Castings
Glossary347
Index358

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Practical Blacksmithing and Metalworking 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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