The Home Blacksmith: Tools, Techniques, and 40 Practical Projects for the Blacksmith Hobbyist

By | December 5, 2017
The Home Blacksmith: Tools, Techniques, and 40 Practical Projects for the Blacksmith Hobbyist Author Ryan Ridgway
ISBN-10 1620082136
ISBN-13 9781620082133
Year 2016-08-16
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Lumina Media
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As more and more people join the do it yourself revolution they are breathing new life into many time honored skills and crafts Blacksmithing is among the trades that are enjoying a resurgence for both practical and artistic uses yet there is not an abundance of readily accessible information available to beginning blacksmiths to help them get started and understand the craft Author Ryan Ridgway a veterinarian and blacksmith with more than fifteen years of metalworking experience hopes to fill that void with this comprehensive volume geared toward answering the many questions that new blacksmiths often have By explaining the physics of moving metal the different styles of anvils and forges and alternative fuel sources Ridgway sets his book apart from less detailed volumes Forty practical easy to follow projects are presented showing aspiring blacksmiths how to make tools such as hammers and chisels farm implements such as gate latches and hoof picks and items for home use including drawer pulls and candle holders Inside The Home Blacksmith The evolution of blacksmithing around the world and the differences between the tools specific to each regionThe behavior of heated metal and the science of metalworkingSetting up a shop safely and economicallyThe heart of your shopthe anvil and forgeand the other essential toolsWorking with different types of steel including how to salvage steel for different usesTechniques from beginning to advancedStep by step instructions for forty blacksmithing projects tools and other implements as well as decorative pieces for personal use or sale

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