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Blacksmithing for the Homestead - Joe DeLaRonde

Blacksmithing for the Homestead

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Published: 1st August 2008
For Ages: 18+ years old
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Traditional blacksmithing returns to its home roots with "Blacksmithing for the Homestead". 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. You can learn how to forge everything from weapons and tools - knives, axes, screwdrivers, hammers, and chains - to home-helpers like forks, coat hooks, towel bars, candleholders, and more!

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Another Great Blacksmith Book

By Old Boy

from Geraldton WA

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Pros

  • Easy To Understand
  • Reliable Information
  • Rich Resource
  • Well Written

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    "In 135 pages, you can learn to make your own chisels, nails, skewers, pokers, camp sets, chain links and much more. All taught by a guy who studied blacksmithing under a master German smithy, and has his wares in private collections and museums all over the place."

    Acknowledgmentsp. 9
    Introductionp. 11
    History of Blacksmithingp. 13
    Facts, Fantasy, and Old Wives' Talesp. 13
    Setting Up Your Shopp. 17
    Shop Setupp. 17
    The Forgep. 18
    The Anvilp. 19
    The Hammerp. 21
    Forge and Anvil Toolsp. 22
    Accessory Toolsp. 27
    Shop and Safety Tipsp. 31
    Basic Techniquesp. 37
    Curlingp. 37
    Drawing Outp. 37
    Flaringp. 38
    Fulleringp. 38
    Heat Colorsp. 39
    Punchingp. 39
    Rivetingp. 39
    Scarf or Scarfingp. 39
    Splittingp. 40
    Twistingp. 40
    Upsettingp. 40
    Firing up the Forgep. 43
    Forge Toolsp. 47
    Handlesp. 47
    Hooked Pokersp. 47
    Straight Pokersp. 47
    Shovelsp. 49
    Tongsp. 49
    Basic Projects: Kitchen and Cooking Gearp. 53
    Hooksp. 53
    Pot Hooks or S Hooksp. 53
    Camp Setsp. 54
    Cooking Utensilsp. 55
    Forksp. 55
    Spoons/Spatulasp. 56
    Skewers (Asadas)p. 57
    Trammel Hooksp. 58
    Basic Projects: Amenities and Toolsp. 65
    Beam Hooksp. 65
    Nailsp. 65
    Nailheadersp. 66
    Nailsp. 67
    Hingesp. 68
    Latchesp. 69
    Gate Hook Latchesp. 70
    Sliding Bolt Latchesp. 70
    Spanish Latchesp. 71
    Norfolk Latchesp. 73
    Suffolk Latchesp. 74
    Drawer Pullsp. 75
    Drop Pullsp. 75
    Drawer Handlesp. 76
    Coat Hooksp. 76
    Towel Barsp. 78
    Candleholdersp. 80
    Socket Candleholdersp. 80
    Spike Candleholdersp. 81
    Fireplace Equipmentp. 82
    Pokersp. 83
    Shovelsp. 84
    Broomsp. 85
    Hoesp. 86
    Crowbarsp. 86
    Toolmaking: Basicsp. 89
    Awlsp. 89
    Screwdriversp. 89
    Household Screwdriversp. 90
    Shop Screwdriversp. 90
    Toolmaking: Forge Welding and Temperingp. 93
    Forge Weldingp. 93
    Chain Linksp. 93
    Chain Link Hooksp. 96
    Grab Hooksp. 96
    Open Hooksp. 97
    Clevisp. 97
    Temperingp. 97
    Chiselsp. 101
    Cold Chiselsp. 101
    Tang Chiselsp. 102
    Socket Handle Chiselsp. 103
    Spud or Pry Barsp. 104
    Cleft Weld to Pry Barsp. 104
    Center Punchesp. 104
    Hammersp. 105
    Claw Hammersp. 105
    Cross and Straight Peen Hammersp. 106
    High Carbon Steel Face of the Hammerp. 108
    Adzesp. 109
    Spanish Adzesp. 110
    Axesp. 110
    Mandrelsp. 111
    Wrapped-Eye Axesp. 113
    Punched-Eye Axesp. 115
    Felling Axes (Long Polled)p. 117
    Felling Axes (Short Polled)p. 118
    Knivesp. 119
    Finishes and Patinasp. 125
    Brushedp. 125
    Paintp. 125
    Oil/Beeswaxp. 125
    Brass/Copperp. 125
    Pewterp. 126
    Bluing/Browningp. 126
    Potassium Permanganatep. 126
    Muriatic Acidp. 126
    Vinegar and Bleachp. 126
    Ceramic Glazesp. 127
    Resourcesp. 129
    Works Citedp. 129
    Suggested Suppliersp. 129
    Abrasivesp. 129
    Blacksmithp. 129
    Coalp. 129
    Power Hammersp. 130
    Steelp. 130
    Organizationsp. 131
    Schoolsp. 131
    Magazines/Periodicalsp. 131
    Miscellaneousp. 131
    Suggested Readingp. 133
    Glossary of Termsp. 134
    About the Authorp. 136
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    ISBN: 9781586857066
    ISBN-10: 1586857061
    Audience: General
    For Ages: 18+ years old
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 144
    Published: 1st August 2008
    Dimensions (cm): 19.1 x 13.3  x 1.0
    Weight (kg): 0.34