Author: Ryan Ridgway
Publisher: Lumina Media
Release Date: 2016-08-16
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
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 region The behavior of heated metal and the science of metalworking Setting up a shop safely and economically The heart of your shop—the anvil and forge—and the other essential tools Working with different types of steel, including how to salvage steel for different uses Techniques from beginning to advanced Step-by-step instructions for forty blacksmithing projects: tools and other implements as well as decorative pieces for personal use or sale
Author: Alexander Weygers
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Release Date: 2012-03-07
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
A truly unusual and unique resource, this extremely hands-on book brings together three popular but long-out-of-print classics (THE MODERN BLACKSMITH; THE RECYCLING, USE, AND REPAIR OF TOOLS; and THE MAKING OF TOOLS) essential for anyone interested in the making, repair, maintenance, or arcana of tools. An essential volume in any serious craftperson's library, this book covers setting up a smithy (anvil, forge, hammer, tongs, and all), and manufacturing everything from stone-carving chisels to decorative wall hooks. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Backyard Blacksmith shows you how -- with some patience and a working knowledge of metals, basic tools, and techniques -- blacksmithing can be easy to learn, and a rewarding hobby. Through instructions and illustrations, readers will learn to make simple tools and useful items, such as nails, hinges, and handles, and also an interesting mix of artful projects, such letter openers, door knockers and botanical ornaments. Written by an expert in blacksmith and metal artist, this book provides readers with a basic understanding of blacksmithing, including an explanation of tools like an anvil, an anvil stand, hammers, and tongs. Heating techniques like coal forging and fire tending are explained in detail, along with different types of metal like wrought iron, cast iron, and steel. The Backyard Blacksmith walks readers through step-by-step, illustrated projects including hooks, door and gate pulls, wall-mounted hooks, knockers, racks, and more. These expert blacksmithing lessons come to life with full-color photography to illustrate the steps and provide a better understanding of the text. With this book, beginning blacksmiths can learn to turn metal from its raw shape into something useful and beautiful to behold.
The Artist Blacksmith is the essential handbook for anyone interested in bringing a creative, contemporary approach to this ancient craft, and for those already hooked who want to improve and expand their skills.Topics covered include: the range and use of tools and materials; fundamental blacksmithing processes; working at the anvil, drawing down, bending, upsetting and spreading, hot cutting, punching, and finally, twisting and joining. Illustrated with over 200 diagrams and photographs, The Artist Blacksmith will provide an introduction to the beginner and valuable information for the more experienced smith looking to expand their workshop.
Author: Terran Marks
Release Date: 2015-06-13
How to build a forge, spend less on an anvil, and start blacksmithing over the weekend.Want to learn how to blacksmith, but don't know where to start? Is the idea of setting up your own shop causing you to feel overwhelmed? You already know that blacksmithing is one of the least expensive trades as well as one of the most impressive once you know how to do it. The problem? You need to know where to start. In The DIY Blacksmithing Book, you'll get a step-by-step plan laid out for you along with resources and suggestions for ways to do it all on your own terms for less money. STOP before you spend $2000 on a forge and anvil alone!There are much cheaper ways to find a makeshift anvil and build your own forge. If you're a true DIYer, you'll be able to put the steps laid out in this book into action over the weekend. Follow the 7 Step Plan for Getting Set Up FastYou'll learn to: - Source anvils, create your own, and avoid ASOs (anvil-shaped objects).- Harden and temper steel for use in knife and tool making.- Finish your pieces with both traditional and modern techniques.- Locate the best deals on hammers on tongs.- Find steel suppliers and know what type of metal to ask for.- Set up a backyard forge with materials you already have available.- Build your own coal forge for less than $50.Would you like to know more?Pick up The DIY Blacksmithing Book and start setting up your forge TODAY. Scroll to the top of the page and select the 'Buy Button.'
Author: Jack Andrews
Publisher: Skipjack Press, Inc.
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
The "New Edge of the Anvil" is a resource and tool for blacksmiths and those who want to learn blacksmithing. It is a revised and expanded edition of the "Edge of the Anvil." With drawings, photographs, and charts it describes the forging process, heating, upsetting, drawing out, forge welding, metallurgy, and tool making. All of these processes are clearly illustrated by the numerous drawings, in which the tools, equipment, and shop layout are fully detailed. This resource book also explains the process of design, the use of a computer in metal design, how to set up a business and manage it. Providing an inspiration for all artist-blacksmiths are portfolios of the wrought iron work of Samuel Yellin and Martin Rose, two of America's master artist-blacksmiths. To further inspire and to show the new focus of blacksmithing in the metal arts, six contemporary metalworkers portfolios show a series of demonstration pieces of their ironwork. "THE one book you need to get started as a blacksmith - all you need to encourage you to pick up a hammer and start hammering." Nol Putnam. This 256-page book is bound with an improved binding system (Otabind) allowing the pages to lay flat.
Discover the thrill of working with hot metal and creating your own pieces. This book shows you how: with lavish photographs, it captures the excitement of working at the fire and explains the techniques to get you started. Drawing on traditional methods, it encourages you to develop your own style and to design your own tools and creations. Step-by-step instructions to shaping, bending, splitting and drawing down hot metal are given along with advice on traditional methods to fasten metal pieces together. Projects included in this new book are making a hanging basket bracket and a toasting fork. Aimed at blacksmiths, sculptors, metal workers and farriers, Creative Blacksmithing explains the techniques required to get started, how to make your own tools and tongs and how to help create your own designs, in particular leaves and organic forms. Superbly illustrated with 176 colour photographs.
Bladesmithing with Murray Carter provides the reader with an in-depth look into traditional Japanese Cutlery forging techniques and their modern applications. A non-stop flow of inquiries to Murray has prompted him to reveal the secret techniques learned during 18 years in Japan, where he lived and worked as a village bladesmith. He now shares this wealth of information for the benefit of the curious reader and Japanese knife enthusiast alike. Owners of nearly 15,000 of Murray’s knives will be delighted to see a comprehensive book written by the knives’ creator. FEATURES • 250+ dazzling, full-color images, including many by renowned photographer Hiro Soga. • Unique and extremely rare insight into the Japanese culture through the (blue) eyes of a Japanese village bladesmith. • Detailed explanations of Traditional Japanese Bladesmithing techniques that until now have been cloaked in mystery and myth. • Enough detailed information to guide an aspiring bladesmith to become a successful smith in the Japanese style of blade making.
Getting Your FREE Bonus Download this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the conclusion. Blacksmithing For Beginners (FREE Bonus Included)21 Tips On How to Make A Forge and Start Hammering Metal Do you ever feel like you just want to forge and create new items? Well, a lot of people have the desire to do that, and many see the art of blacksmithing as a sort of tool to do this. Many people want to get into it, even though it is an older practice that many don't do these days. However, blacksmithing can still be used by others, and it can help to create some amazing items that one might never expect to make before. This book will give you 21 tips on how to blacksmith, all based on the background of it, some beginner tips, and even how to forge an item. There are even some extra tips to keep in mind once you're starting with blacksmithing, and tips that will allow you to be successful. Finally, there will be precautions that one should take at the end of this book, tidbits to keep in mind so that you can become the best blacksmith possible at the skill level that you want to be. Get ready to create objects that are prettier than you've ever thought possible, and blacksmithing will allow you to mold metal into items you've never expected before. Download your E book "Blacksmithing For Beginners: 21 Tips On How to Make A Forge and Start Hammering Metal" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now with 1-Click" button!
Author: Jos Antonio Ares
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Release Date: 2015-10-28
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
The perfect resource for starting work in metal forging, this guide introduces the traditional techniques from a modern perspective. It focuses on the basics, and includes classic procedures of the craft like punching and bending, as well as modern processes such as plasma cutting, heating with a blowtorch, or the use of manual power tools. With clear instructions and over 500 detailed full-color photos throughout, the book introduces the craft s materials and tools, from the raw material (iron and steel), to the fuels, to the forge and its accessories. Next, basic techniques in eight key subject areas are taught step by step. The book includes instructions for ten creative projects ranging from a cold-forged table trivet to a candelabra, and even a large sculpture applying industrial processes. A creativity-inspiring photo gallery features a selection of pieces by artists worldwide."
Author: Joe DeLaRonde
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
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!
Here is everything you need to know to make and repair your own metal tools, household items, hardware, or farm equipment. Simple and clear instructions, supplemented by step-by-step photography, show how to build a forge, make or acquire tools, and use those tools to create items of lasting beauty and durability.
Blacksmithing For Beginners The Complete Beginners Guide To Modern Blacksmithing Projects Is it not fascinating how people turn metal sheets into tools and fancy swords? It seems like nothing short of magic. How do people just grab a piece of metal from scratch and pull together a whole beautiful set of cutlery or a metal vase to hold wild flowers? As magical and whimsical as it seems it is actually no sorcery. It is the art of Blacksmithing. Practiced since the ancient times, this form of art has been used to make metal into all sorts of objects from kitchen tools, mechanic tools and machinery to pieces of décor. If you are someone who wishes to take blacksmithing as a hobby, this book is your best friend. We have designed this book to be complete and self-sufficient yet easy to follow guideline that will help any blacksmith at their beginner level. You will learn everything here in the form of easily comprehendible instructions. We have covered all topics regarding blacksmithing. We aim to keep it simple and yet super informative so that everyone at some level may benefit. As with every art, blacksmithing also requires you to do some prep before you can start whipping up that metal. The book castes light upon the basic tools that you will require to start up the process of blacksmithing. You will be able to learn simple guidelines and procedures that you will need to follow to do our first project from start to finish.