Got a Forged in Fire fan in your life? This unique set is perfect for anyone wanting to get into the art of blacksmithing!
The Backyard Blacksmith: Traditional Techniques for the Modern Smith by Lorelei Sims
(9780785825678) - Hardcover. Diagrams, illlustrations and full color images.
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 Complete Bladesmith: Forging Your Way To Perfection by Jim Hrisoulas
(9781581606331) - Softcover. Diagrams, instructions and black and white photos. (Some sun damage/discoloration on the cover)
Jim Hrisoulas is a master bladesmith specializing in medieval broadswords and daggers and Damascus pattern welding. He has almost 30 years of experience at the forge.
This guide to smithing world-class blades is for the novice and experienced bladesmith alike. With this book you will be able to build your own forge, equip your workshop, choose your materials from the exotic to the mundane, and get to work. You'll jump at the chance to heat teh steel, bending, twisting, folding, cutting and stretching it. Finally, you'll put the the perfect grind on the new blade; for the softest, hardest, or the most exotic wood to the grip; and slip your blade into your handmade sheath.
The Complete Modern Blacksmith by Alexander G. Weygers
(9780898158960) - Softcover. Black and white photos, detailed illustrations and diagrams to guide you. (Some sun damage/discoloration on the cover)
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.
Blacksmithing Techniques: The Basics Explained Step by Step: Complete with 10 Projects by Jose Antonio Ares
(9780764349355) - Hardcover. (Some sun damage/discoloration on the cover)
Gorgeous resource book! Full color pages with pictures, illustrations, step by step instruction and how to make specific items such as door handles, candelabrum, even a weathervane.
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.