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    Hardback 176 Pages – By Lorelei Smith

    The Backyard Blacksmith shows you how – with some patience and a hardworking 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 as 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, 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



    Teach yourself the lost art 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 authors own detailed drawings, bringing scores of time-honoured techniques to modern artisans – experienced craftsman 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 tool 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 craftsmans library.

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