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