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Basic Blacksmithing : An introduction to toolmaking - David Harries

Basic Blacksmithing

An introduction to toolmaking

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Starting with only an anvil and a few basic tools, almost all the tools needed by a blacksmith can be made from commonly found materials. With clear instructions this book gives step by step instructions on basic blacksmithing.

Tools and equipment - a range of blacksmithing tools and equipment and what they are used for; raw materials - the uses of a range of raw materials commonly used by blacksmiths in rural areas; blacksmithing techniques - the basic techniques used by the blacksmith and information about forging temperatures and heat treatment; making your own tools - step-by-step instructions on how to make the following tools (round punch, hot chisel, cold chisel, tongs, hot and cold sets, fullers and hammers); products - step-by-step instructions on how to make axes, hoes, knives and sickles; setting up a workshop - hints for those who wish to set up their own workshop, including how to make bellows, hearths and anvils. Appendix: forged tools for the carpenter - step-by-step instructions for making chisels, plane irons and a carpenter's brace and bit.

ISBN: 9781853391958
ISBN-10: 1853391956
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 1st January 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.78  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36