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Practical Blacksmithing and Metalworking - Percy W. Blandford

Practical Blacksmithing and Metalworking

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Published: 22nd July 1988
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Blacksmithing and metalworking can be easier than you would imagine. This book shows you how - with some patience and a working knowledge of metals, tools, and techniques - blacksmithing can be a rewarding, inexpensive hobby. Using simple instructions and first-rate, detailed illustrations Blandford makes it easy for the novice to learn this craft, while offering project variations complex enough to challenge even the experienced blacksmith or metalworker.

Introductionp. vii
Blacksmithingp. 1
Blacksmithing Traditionsp. 3
Design
Iron and Steelp. 8
Cast Iron
Wrought Iron
Alloy Steels
Forge and Anvilp. 12
Bellows
Fan Blowers
Forges
Tue Irons
Hearth Sizes
Anvils
Swage Blocks and Mandrels
Fire Tools
Brushes
Smith's Toolsp. 32
Hammers
Hardies and Sets
Swages and Fullers
Flattening and Punching
Bends and Scrolls
Heads and Rivets
Tongs
Vises
Measuring
Clothing
Other Tools
Basic Techniquesp. 54
Cutting
Bending
Drawing Out
Upsetting
Twisting
Welding
Heat Treatments
Case-Hardening
Advanced Processesp. 78
Heading
Rivet Heads
Reduced Rivets
Bolt Heads
Making Nails
Welds
Chain Making
Chain Hook
Splitting
Handlesp. 110
Loop Handles
Scrolled Handles
Knotted Handles
Upset Handle
Cage Handle
Added Handles
Cross Handles
Ring Handles
Easy Tools to Makep. 133
Punches
Spikes
Marking Knife
Chisels
Screwdrivers
Crowbar
Holdfast
Making Blacksmith's Toolsp. 166
Tongs
Jaw Shapes
Hammers
Sets
Fullers
Swages
Bottom Tools
Stakes
Domestic Hardwarep. 184
Catches
Latches
Door Bolt
Door Handles
Hinges
Wall Hooks and Brackets
Foot Scraper
Decorative Ironworkp. 225
Scrolls
Collars
Square Corners
Quatrefoils
Leaves
Designing
Finishingp. 248
Plating
Removing Scale
Painting
Metalworkingp. 253
General Metalworkingp. 255
Metals
Copper
Zinc
Brass
Tin
Bronze
Lead
Aluminum
Measuring and Holdingp. 259
Friction-Joint Calipers
Micrometer
Vernier
Vises
Pliers
Clamps
Cutting and Shapingp. 271
Sawing
Shearing
Filing
Drilling and Screwingp. 283
Twist Drills
Hand Drill
Screw Threads
Dies
Taps
Clamps
Nuts and Bolts
Wrenches
Soldering and Brazingp. 299
Flux
Using a Bit
Using a Flame
Spelter
Hollowing and Raisingp. 310
Tools
Planishing
Assembly
Built-Up Work
Polishing
Castingp. 337
Single Mold
Flat-Faced Castings
Symmetrical Castings
Cored Castings
Glossaryp. 347
Indexp. 358
Table of Contents provided by Rittenhouse. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780830628940
ISBN-10: 0830628940
Series: Tab Book
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 22nd July 1988
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 18.7  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.63