Complete Modern Blacksmith

Complete Modern Blacksmith

by Alexander Weygers


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Teach yourself the lost arts of blacksmithing, tool design, and tool repair.
Design, forge, and fix your own tools, hardware, and household accessories with master craftsman and teacher Alexander G. Weygers. The Complete Modern Blacksmith contains clear, step-by-step instructions and hundreds of the author’s own detailed drawings, bringing scores of time-honored techniques to modern artisans – experienced craftsmen and beginners alike.
This unique resource brings together three popular but long-out-of-print classics:

• The Modern Blacksmith, which covers everything from developing the correct hammer and body motions for forging and creating tools such as pliers, shovels, and hinges.
• The Recycling, Use, and Repair of Tools, which stresses the reuse of old materials, featuring easy-to-follow processes.
• The Making of Tools, which explores how to design, sharpen, and temper whichever tool you need, using only basic shop equipment and scrap steel.
A truly invaluable resource, The Complete Modern Blacksmith is an essential volume in any craftman's library.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780898158960
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 02/28/1997
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 236,183
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Complete Modern Blacksmith 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
304 pages of how to re-use, re-form, and rejuvinate old tools and scrap. As a hobby blacksmith and general handyman, I found this book very informative and inciteful. The drawings are clear and concise and the instructions are easy to follow. The projects move along at a good pace unlike other books of this nature that oversimplify instructions. Very good book for reference, or for display in the library. Kevin Hagan
LivingBackwards on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wouldn't call it "complete" or "modern" myself, but you can learn almost everything from an old-timer like Weygers. Great resource for the hobbyist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago