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Blacksmithing training and techniques

The Blacksmith's Cookbook: Recipes In Iron Francis Whitaker

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From a review by Crouchet at Amazon.com: This is an excellent reference for the working blacksmith. Francis Whitaker was the grand old man of modern American blacksmithing. In this book; he has included his own formulas and techniques for the common problems involved in forging ornamental ironwork. Francis thoroughly discusses forges and forge equipment; tools for the smithy; and basic blacksmithing operations and how they are best performed. All this is filtered through his many decades of hand-on experience at the highest levels of blacksmithing. I especially enjoyed this book because Francis was an opinionated; crusty old blacksmith and his persistent; forceful personality shines through in living color!

Beginning metalworking; Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Jim Fleming Publications. 1986. 153 pages

 
The Blacksmith's Journal; A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques 1990 - 1991 Hoffmann; Jerry

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A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques Contact the RMS librarian to find out what topics are covered in this set.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Jerry Hoffmann.

 
The Blacksmith's Journal; A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques 1991 - 1992 Hoffmann; Jerry

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A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques Contact the RMS librarian to find out what topics are covered in this set.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Jerry Hoffmann.

 
The Blacksmith's Journal; A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques 1992 - 1993 Hoffmann; Jerry

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A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques Contact the RMS librarian to find out what topics are covered in this set.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Jerry Hoffmann.

 
The Blacksmith's Journal; A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques 1993 - 1994 Hoffmann; Jerry

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A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques Contact the RMS librarian to find out what topics are covered in this set.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Jerry Hoffmann.

 
Edge Of The Anvil: A Resource Book For The Blacksmith Jack Andrews

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An excellent handbook for the very beginning blacksmith through the intermediate. Easy to understand text and well illustrated. Many tables and charts. With a portfolio of photographs of Sam Yellin's work.

Beginning metalworking; Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher SkipJack Press. 1991. 210 pages

 
Wrought Iron FRITZ KUHN

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120 pages with 191 illustrations. This book deals with wrought iron as a means of artistic expression in the hands of a craftsman. The excellent photographs of decorative wrought ironwork; while providing the expert with a synopsis of what can be achieved in this medium; will also give pleasure to everyone who appreciates fine craftsmanship. The author examines briefly the materials and techniques of forging. He lays particular stress on the fact that the basic principle for the craftsman working in this medium is the consideration of design. From his own practical experience he has come to recognize the importance of collaboration between architect and craftsman. The one possesses the knowledge of materials while the other is able to match the artistic work to the architecture. Deriving from the direct experience of a craftsman; the book surveys the many varied uses to which wrought iron can be put. It contains descriptions and illustrations of wrought-iron grilles; gates; banisters; balustrades and screens. Both their uses in general and details of special interest are presented. It is at once an instructive and a beautiful book; in which art and manual craft are united in most happy fashion.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher HARRAP. 1982. 120 pages

 
To Draw; Upset; And Weld: The Work Of The Pennsylvania Rural Blacksmith; 1742-1935 Jeannette Lasansky

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From a review at http://www.psupress.org/ Examines the work and world of rural blacksmiths: wheelwrights; lock; gun; and spoonsmiths; cutlers; farriers; white smiths and general smiths; edgetoolmakers and mechanics. It covers the two hundred year evolution of the smithies' shops and presents a portfolio of products of the general smith and the prices charged. Pennsylvania ironware is described through the materials and methods of handling; form and design elements. Biographies and work of over 40 documented Pennsylvania smiths are included as well as a list of contemporary blacksmiths in the state. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jeannette Lasansky is a lecturer and a research associate at Bucknell University. She is also director of the Union County Oral Traditions Projects and recipient of ten grants for research; publication; and multimedia shows. She is a graduate of Harpur College and the University of Iowa.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Pennsylvania State Univ Pr. 1980. 84 pages

 
Metal Techniques For Craftsmen A Basic Manual On The Methods Of Forming And Decorating Metals With 769 Illustrations Oppi Untracht

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Here for the first time is a single book that encompasses the entire art of decorative metal work; offering an exhaustive; illustrative guide for the interested layman; the amateur; and the master craftsman. In clear; analytic prose; accompanied by 667 photographs and 102 linecuts; Metal Techniques for Craftsmen gives a step-by-step account of precisely how to form or embellish almost any kind of metal object. These are some of the subjects the book details: - The Behavior of Metals and Their Physical Properties - The Precious Metals: God; Silver; and Their Alloys - The Base Metals: Copper; Bronze; Aluminum; Zinc; and Others -The Ferrous Metals: Iron and Steel -The Texture of Metal Surfaces - Punchwork Decoration - Repousse' and Chasing - Engraving - Etching - Appliqué - Indian Decorative Techniques: Swami; Bidri; Kuftgari - Damascene - Inlay - Hard and Soft Solders - Niello - Combining Metals with Nonmetallic Materials - Silversmithing - Pewter - Forging and Welding - Cold Metal Spinning - Lost-Wax amd Ptjer Castomg {rpcesses - Polishing - Coloring

Blacksmithing training and techniques; Metal working; Metal-work

Publisher Doubleday. 1975. 509 pages

 
Catalogue Of Drawings For Wrought Ironwork Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas

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The catalogue illustrates a vast variety of ironwork; from door furniture through plant stands; weather vanes and sundials to balustrades and railings. The book will be a great source of inspiration to anyone either skilled or new to the craft of ironwork. Profusely illustrated with black and white line drawings.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher CoSIRA. 1973. 185 pages

 
The Blacksmith's Craft

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The Blacksmith's Craft is the product of various technical officers at the Rural Development Commission and meets the need of those who require a sound knowledge of the behaviour of iron and steel. The feature of this text book is the step-by-step photographs which illustrate the text both in regard to the tools required by the smith; and the methods involved in shaping; hardening; tempering and cutting; to meet the requirements of the art. To all who shape metals; for whatever purpose; this book is recommended.

Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Rural Development Commission. 1990. 104 pages

 
Best Of The Hammer; Volume 4 Brian D. Flax

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This is an Arms and Armour Handbook. Topics covered include: Materials; Process; Sources Tools for the Beginning Armourer SCA Style Sword Construction Shortsword; Greatsword; Falchion and Katana Construction Mace; Axe; Polearms and Sword Scabbards for SCA Use Barrel Helm; Spangenhelm; Neck Protection and Gauntlet Construction of 14th Century Coat of Plates for SCA Use Construction of Leg Harness Shields; Round & Heater; Glat & Curved; Wood & Metal Counstruction of a Rope-Rimmed Shield by Friederich von Grunwald Basic Arc Welding Basic Repousse' Techniques by Nahum Hersom And Much More!

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Raymonds Quiet Pr. 1987. 220 pages

 
Making Charcoal And Coke Barrie Howard

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Charcoal is carbon extracted from plant material; wheras coke is the carbon obtained from coal. Making coke and charcoal is much like making moonshine whiskey. Both use the process of distillation. Turning wood into charcoal is fairly easy if you have some room and the neighbors won't complain!

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Lindsay Publications. 1982.

 
Charcoal And Charcoal Burning (Shire Library) D.W. Kelley

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Charcoal was the smelting fuel of the bronze ages and has been in continual use in Europe for over five thousand years. Essential to the early metalworkers; history records its manufacture and the use of its by-products but gives few details of the charcoal burners - obscure figures often working in remote forest areas. This book describes the rapid growth of the industry up to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and how the emphasis of development changed to the production and refining of charcoal's by-products - acetic acid; tar and wood spirit - for the textile industry and the rapidly growing chemical industries. The use of charcoal and its chemical products declined in the western world as methods changed; but today it is still widely used in the metal industries. The industry has entered a new cycle of growth because charcoal is the only solid; high-temperature and smokeless fuel which is made from a renewable source of raw material.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Shire. 2002. 32 pages

 
Metalwork For Craftsmen Emil F. Kronquist

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Illustrations and detailed instructions for 55 projects: coasters; candlesticks; water pitchers; platters; silent butler; reading lamp; many more. Work with pewter; copper; silver; brass; and aluminum. Information on tools and processes; and over 60 other plates.

1942 ed. published under title: Art metalwork.

Art metal-work; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Dover Publications. 1972. 202 pages

 
Stahlgestaltung. Entwurfslehre Des Kunstschmiedens Fritz Kühn

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Cover to cover black and white photos and illustrations of design elements; details and techniques. Text and captions in German.

Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing training and techniques; European metalwork

Publisher Wasmuth. 1981. 238 pages

 
Blacksmith's Helper Rudman; Jack

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This book was created to prepare applicants and candidates for the ultimate academic battlefield - the examination room. A question and answer book designed to prepare you for passing a test on blacksmithing and related skills such as math.

Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher National Learning Corporation. 1994.

 
Blacksmith's Manual Illustrated J.W. Lillico

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In a sentence; the author has endeavoured to show; by illustrations and text matter; how to obtain the length of material for a job; the tools required; and the operations necessary to complete the job in the most expeditious manner. This book is especially helpful for power hammer tooling and work.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing training and techniques; Power hammers; Tool making and equipment building

Publisher Countryside Agency. 1991. 208 pages

 
The Smithy's Craft & Tools (Werk Und Werkzeug Des Kunstschmieds) Otto Schmirler

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This is a how-to style book for ornamental ironworkers. It is printed in three languages; German; English; French. It is one of the most wonderfully illustrated books; loaded with hundreds of pictures and wonderful water color drawings on blacksmithing and blacksmiths tools. Schmirler uses these illustrations to produce fantastically clear images of many specialized and rarely seen tools and how to use them. Also shown is a large variety of work used in wrought iron gates; railings; hardware; lanterns; grills; and other items. This book contains a vast amount of ideas and methods that blacksmiths of any skill level from will find useful. Otto Schmirler wrote; "...I decided upon watercolor or black-and-white illustrations that are especially easy to understand and remember; in order to avoid long written explanations." He does this so easily; each page has up to twelve illustrations making some of the most complicated processes look easy.

Blacksmithing training and techniques; Wrought-iron

Publisher Wasmuth. 1981. 128 pages

 
New Edge Of The Anvil: A Resource Book For The Blacksmith Jack Andrews

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The tenet of this book is provide a tool for artists/blacksmiths and metalworkers. It tells how to work metal: heating it; cutting it; upsetting it; drawing it out; twisting it; forge welding it and shaping and assembling it. It tells about metallurgy and tool making; metal finishes and corrosion; sources of information and supplies; charts and guidelines for many tasks. It explains the process of design; how to use the computer in metal design; how to set up a business and how to manage it. Providing an inspiration for all blacksmiths are portfolios of the wrought iron work of Martin Rose and Samuel Yellin; two of America's premier metalworkers of the past. To further inspire and to show the new focus of blacksmithing in the metal arts; six contemporary metalworkers show a series of demonstration pieces of their iron work. This 256 page book is bound with an improved binding system (Otabind) that allows the pages to lay flat.

Revision of: Edge of the anvil. Emmaus; PA : Rodale Press; 1977.

Beginning metalworking; Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher SkipJack Press. 1994. 256 pages

 
The Art Of Blacksmithing Alex W. Bealer

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Explaining how it was done in bygone days; an illustrated guide to blacksmithing shows how to make all of the things the blacksmith traditionally created--knives; horseshoes; iron grills; rifle barrels; barrel hoops; and much more.

Blacksmithing - History; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Book Sales. 1996. 440 pages

 
The Complete Metalsmith: An Illustrated Handbook Tim McCreight

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Best techniques of working with gold; platinum; copper; brass; steel; plaster; and more. “Surprisingly comprehensive.”—The New York Times. “A gem of a handbook.”—Whole Earth Catalog. “No metalsmith or jewelry maker is ‘complete’ without this easy-to-use resource.” —Lapidary Journal.

Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Sterling. 1991. 208 pages

 
Plain And Ornamental Forging Second Edition Ernst Schwarzkopf

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This is a bound photocopy of a book originally written in 1916 and reprinted in 1930 with the addition of information about modern inventions; such as the oxy-acetylene torch. The original book was designed primarily to assist the beginner in learning both the theory and practice of forge work through self-instruction. On this account; the first chapters are purposely elementary and simple. A large number of examples of work are furnished which are suitable for technical high schools and vocational schools; from which the instructor may select to meet his needs. In the chapters on Advanced Forging and Art Forging; the ambitious worker will find directions for more difficult types of work which he may undertake as his skill increases; for art-craftsmanship know no bounds. The author has attempted to weave together the artistic with the plainer work; as well as to present in clear form that information needed for all the various general work that may occur in the machine shop; in the tool-making plant; in the repair shop and in decorative; ornamental or art work.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher John Wiley & Sons. 1930. 277 pages

 
The Modern Blacksmith Alexander Weygers

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The modern blacksmith must learn to do by himself what the old-time blacksmith and his helper did as a trade. It is this that Alexander Weygers teaches here: how to use the basic techniques and tools available and resort to whatever can be invented; improvised; and constructed to make "things" out of "nothing." The 600 illustrations represent; as nearly as possible; live demonstrations in the shop. They are intended to show how something can be done: not the only way; but on of many possible ways. Above and beyond showing how; the why is stressed as of overriding importance.

Beginning metalworking; Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques; Metal working; Tool making and equipment building

Publisher Van Nostrand Reinhold. 1974. 144 pages

 
How To Forge Weld On A Blacksmith's Anvil For Those Who Have Diligently Tried And Failed Robert M. Heath

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The title pretty much says it all. This book was written to try and convey enough information that will enable a beginner to make a forge weld. There is quite a bit of text to help explain the illustrations.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Valleyview Forge. 1995.

 
The Blacksmith's Journal; A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques 1994 - 1995 Hoffmann; Jerry

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A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques Contact the RMS librarian to find out what topics are covered in this set.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Jerry Hoffmann.

 
The Blacksmith's Journal; A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques 1995 - 1996 Hoffmann; Jerry

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A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques Contact the RMS librarian to find out what topics are covered in this set.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Jerry Hoffmann.

 
The Blacksmith's Journal; A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques 1996 - 1997 Hoffmann; Jerry

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A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques View contents of the August 1996 to July 1997 issues by going to the "The Blacksmith Journal" link on this page.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Jerry Hoffmann.

 
The Blacksmith's Journal; A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques 1997 - 1998 Hoffmann; Jerry

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A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques View contents of the August 1997 to July 1998 issues by going to the "Online Index" link on this page.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Jerry Hoffmann.

 
The Blacksmith's Journal; A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques 1998 - 1999 Hoffmann; Jerry

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A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques View contents of the September 1998 to August 1999 issues by going to the "Online Index" link on this page.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Jerry Hoffmann.

 
Blacksmithing Instructors' Guide: Sixteen Lesson Plans With Teaching Advice David Harries; Janet Leek; Bernhard Heer

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This guide is designed to help skilled blacksmiths who have little or no teaching experience to train others in forge work techniques; using easily obtainable equipment and scrap metal to produce tools such as hoes; sickles; hammers and axes.

Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Practical Action. 1993. 70 pages

 
Blacksmithing For Beginners D. James Morre

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Author's note: This book is the culmination of my personal efforts through reading and trial and error to duplicate the basic forging operations used by traditional blacksmiths including the period from 1717 to 1780... Topics include: Tools and Basic Equipment; Forging Operations; Forge Welding; Forging Tongs; Manufacture of Nails; Bolts and other Fasteners; Wood Handles for Tools; The Art of Backyard Blacksmithing; Making Tools for the Fire; Kitchen Utensils from Black Iron; Hinges and Pintles; Candle Stands; Decorative Iron Work; The History of Blacksmithing

Blacksmithing training and techniques; Decoration and ornament - Art nouveau; Ironwork - History

Publisher D.J. Morre. 1995. 177 pages

 
Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree Sutton; Charles

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Author's note: I feel that I have a responsibility to keep the art of blacksmithing alive. To this end I demonstrate to the public and conduct workshops on the fundamentals of the trade in the hopes that I can provide the basic skills that allows the artistic creativity to flow. If I can achieve this aim through this book I will have done justice to all those blacksmiths that came before me. Table of Contents: The Forge; The Anvil and Other Necessary Tools; Safety Pays; Basic Fundamentals of Working Hot Metals; Hand Tools; Scrolls and Other Decorative Devices; Design and Layout; Dressing up Your Projects; Projects; Tables and Other Useful Information.

Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Dolphin Press. 1998. 105 pages

 
How To Make Bits & Spurs Robert M Hall

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How to Make Bits & Spurs; originally published in 1985; was written and illustrated by Bob Hall; a master bit & spur maker. This easy-to-read instruction book explains and shows tools; metal types; measurements; cuts; welds; rivets; inlays; overlays; bluing; and many other details involved in making bits & spurs. How to Make Bits & Spurs is very popular with those who enjoy the beauty and construction of California-style bits & spurs.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Pioneer Pub. Co. 1985. 97 pages

 
The Blacksmith's Journal; A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques 1999 - 2000 Hoffmann; Jerry

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A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques View contents of the August 1999 to July 2000 issues by going to the "Online Index" link on this page.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Jerry Hoffmann.

 
The Traditional Metalsmith Dixon; George

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Vol I; No. 1: Topic - Surface Textures; Motif - Bar Endings; Floral; Tooling - Tenons & Tenon Tools; Architectural Iron: Joinery; Gallery - Period Graphics Vol I; No. 2: Topic - Mechanics of Design; Motif - One Piece Rose; Tooling - Bending Tools; Architectural Iron - Cabinet & Other Small Hinges; Gallery - Hinges Vol I; No. 3: Topic - Drawing & Layout; Motif - Floral; Folded Sheet; Tooling - Layout Tools & Techniques; Architectural Iron - Rails; Gallery - Railings Vol I; No. 4: Topic - Jigs; Fixtures & Forms; Motifs - Picket Motifs; Tooling - Split Picket Jig; Architectural Iron - Rails; Gallery - Pickets & Panels

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher NorDix Press.

 
Forgecraft Charles Crowe; Charles Philip Crowe

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Original copyright 1913 "This book is intended for the student; the apprentice; and the artisan who works at the forge. For any one who cares to understand forgecraft; some things explained here will be found profitable." "Forgecraft is a fundamental subject and the only argument that fully proves many of its principles is a piece of iron or steel shaped and treated properly. Intelligence rather than great strength is now recognized as the chief requisite for success in this trade. But skill can not be acquired without experience; and while knowledge of the theory is more valuable to the possessor than practical skill; the latter ought to be gained first in order than the understanding may be correct." Topics include: The Forge; Tools; Materials Used; Formed Work; Hooks and Chains; Welding; Special Welds; Tool Smithing; Hardening and Carbonizing; Tempering; Metallography.

Blacksmithing - History; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Lindsay Publications Inc. 1993. 192 pages

 
The Blacksmith's Journal; A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques 2000 - 2001 Hoffmann; Jerry

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A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques View contents of the August 2000 to July 2001 issues by going to the "Online Index" link on this page.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Jerry Hoffmann.

 
The Blacksmith's Journal; A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques 2001 - 2002 Hoffmann; Jerry

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A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques View contents of these issues by going to the "Online Index" link on this page.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Jerry Hoffmann.

 
The Traditional Metalsmith Dixon; George

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Vol II; No. 1: Topic - Period Vocabulary; Motif - Split Pickets; Tooling - Bar Twister; Architectural Iron: Rails; Gallery - Leaf Work Vol II; No. 2: Topic - Floral Forms & Leaf Work; Motif - Buds & Acorns; Tooling - Butchers & Schneckers; Architectural Iron - Rails #4 of 4; Gallery - Leaf Work Vol II; No. 3: Topic - Architects & Interior Designers; Motif - Stake Chased Leaf; Tooling - Ball Tools; Architectural Iron - Locks; Latches & Bolts; Gallery - Floral & Locks Vol II; No. 4: Topic - Forge and Form for Strength & Design; Motifs - Flower from 1" Square Bar; Tooling - Ball Making Tools Part 2; Architectural Iron - Locks & Latches Part 2; Gallery - Locks; Latches; Leaves and a Light Vol III; No. 1: Topic - One Process; Many Applications Part 1; Project - Leaf Door Knocker; Tooling - Historic Artist-Blacksmith Tool Styles; Architectural Iron - Locks & Latches Part 3; Gallery - Latches; Locks and & a "F" Vol III; No. 2: Topic - One Process; Many Applications Part 2; Motif - Feet; Birds to Dogs to Dragons Part 1; Tooling - Historic Artist-Blacksmith Tool Styles; Special Floral Issue - Trillium Forged; Chiseled and Chased; Gallery - Repousse' Vol III; No. 3: Topic - Mechanical Joinery; Motif - Feet; Birds to Dogs to Dragons Part 2; Tooling - Historic Artist-Blacksmith Tool Styles; Architectural Iron - Locks & Latches Part 4; Gallery - Locks Vol III; No. 4: Topic - One Process; Many Applications Part 3; Motif - Dogwood; Tooling - Historic Artist-Blacksmith Tool Styles; Architectural Iron - Locks & Latches Part 5; Gallery - European Iron

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher NorDix Press.

 
Basics Of Style For The Artist-Blacksmith Max Metzger

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This is a book that presents the basics of style particularly adapted for the artist-blacksmith. From the author: "This teaching of style should be easy to understand; and is presented without any material not relevant to the smith. It would be considered a success if it enabled the young smith to identify the period of a style with confidence; to copy an object with the particular characteristics of a style; and to know the conditions and requirements of a stylistically correct design." Translated from German with many illustrations.

Architectural ironwork; Art metal-work; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Blacksmithing training and techniques; Design; Repousse; chasing; chiseling metal work

Publisher Robert Ruhloff. 2002. 144 pages

 
The Artist Blacksmith: Design And Techniques Peter Parkinson; Peter Hubert Parkin

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The Artist Blacksmith is the essential handbook for anyone interested in bringing a creative; contemporary approach to this ancient craft; and for those already hooked who want to improve and expand their skills. Topics covered include the range and use of tools and materials; fundamental blacksmithing processes; working at the anvil; drawing down; bending; upsetting; and spreading; hot cutting; punching; and finally; twisting and joining. Illustrated with over 200 diagrams and photographs; The Artist Blacksmith will provide an introduction to the beginner and valuable information for the more experienced smith looking to expand their workshop.

Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Crowood Press. 2001. 160 pages

 
The Blacksmith's Journal; A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques 2003 Hoffmann; Jerry

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A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques View contents of these issues by going to the "Online Index" link on this page.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Jerry Hoffmann.

 
A Blacksmithing Primer: A Course In Basic And Intermediate Blacksmithing Randy McDaniel

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Virtually every task beginning and intermediate blacksmiths must master is presented in this excellent book. Over 400 detailed drawings help increase comprehension levels. This is a reference manual that will be found lying open on the workbench more often than found on the bookshelf and is highly recommended to anyone swinging a hammer to shape hot metal. This is an excellent introduction to this glorious craft and an excellent resource for advancing your knowledge; skills; and vision for blacksmithing.

Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Dragonfly Enterprises. 2004. 174 pages

 
Just An Idea Stanley; L. H.

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Just an Idea is a collection of ideas from all kinds of sources: from books from the last centruy; from talking to old blacksmiths who remember when times were different; from talking to younger blacksmiths; and from myself; brought about through necessity for a particular job. As long as there are blacksmiths discovering new techniques in ironwork; this kind of book will never be finished. And that's just a thought. L.H. Stanley This book is filled with little tips in written format. Some examples are: "If you sand off the finish of your wooden handles; the grip improves." "To get the most out of hot rasping; use a farrier's hoof rasp that is worn a bit." "Bending wrenches are more useful if the ends of the fork are pointed."

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher . 1944. 100 pages

 
The Blacksmith's Journal; A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques 2004 Hoffmann; Jerry

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A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques View contents of these issues by going to the "Online Index" link on this page.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Jerry Hoffmann.

 
The Artist-Blacksmith Quarterly Dixon; George

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Blacksmithing: Illustrated and Explained; complete with 'Process & Patterns' A quarterly publication with abundant black and white drawings and photos. Contact the RMS librarian for topics covered in this volume

Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher NorDix Press. 2005.

 
Shop Drawings For Blacksmiths Jerry Hoffmann

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Drawings originally published in Blacksmith's journal between 1990 and 2000.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques; Engineering graphics

Publisher Hoffmann Publications Inc. 2005. 182 pages

 
The Blacksmith's Journal; A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques 2005 Hoffmann; Jerry

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A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques View contents of these issues by going to the "Online Index" link on this page.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Jerry Hoffmann.

 
The Artist-Blacksmith Quarterly Dixon; George

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Blacksmithing: Illustrated and Explained; complete with 'Process & Patterns' A quarterly publication with abundant black and white drawings and photos. Contact the RMS librarian for topics covered in this volume

Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher NorDix Press. 2005.

 
The Blacksmith's Journal; A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques 2006 Hoffmann; Jerry

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A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques View contents of these issues by going to the "Online Index" link on this page.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Jerry Hoffmann.

 
A Blacksmith's Craft: The Legacy Of Francis Whitaker (Volume 1) George F. Dixon

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By Dixon There are many books covering the basic blacksmithing processes and many showing finished articles; but Francis Whitaker's "The Blacksmith Cookbook" especially details the joinery techniques that he used; demonstrated and taught. He learned these in his early training in the shops of Samuel Yellin (1923-24) and Julius Scramm (1924-25) and then added to and refined these techniques during his lifetime in the forge. He was still learning new way and adding new tricks to his repertory in his final years. His valuable little book provided blacksmiths with a singe resource for diverse information that was otherwise available only from a wide variety of sources. As wonderful as the original book was; it had several shortcomings. Some parts were presented in logical order but others were not and rough notes from conferences and workshops were also included. This resulted in much duplication with ideas in random order. There was a Table of Contents but the lack of an Index was a great inconvenience. This revision and expansion by George Dixon takes care of the inconveniences of the original text and makes learning the difficult techniques easier and finding answers much quicker. George is an excellent blacksmith; illustrator; writer and teacher and has done a fine job of presenting the material. Francis would be happy with this book. Contents: Chapter 1: The Blacksmith's Shop Chapter 2: Blacksmithing Processes Chapter 3: Making Hammers; Tongs & Tools Chapter 4: Joinery Chapter 5: Forging Blanks & Balls Chapter 6: The Twisted Bar Chapter 7: Scrolls Chapter 8: Quatrefoils Chapter 9: Animal Heads Chapter 10: Mechanics of Basic Design & Drawing Chapter 11: Surface textures; Finishes & Finishing Index 145 pages; over 750 illustrations. Hardcover.

Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Blue Moon Press. 2005. 145 pages

 
The Skills of a Blacksmith - Volume 1 Mark Aspery

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From Artisan Ideas: "Mastering the Fundamentals of Blacksmithing' is an expanded collection of course text from the author's own blacksmith school. This book represents 120 hours of student learning in a project based home workshop environment. The author leads the student from the basic tenets of blacksmithing through to more complex projects step-by-step. An emphasis is placed on guiding the smith through making; heat treating and using his/her own tools throughout the book. Each project builds upon the last. The book starts with the laws and principles of blacksmithing and has a good section on working safely within the smithy." This is a large (8 1/2" x 11") hardcover book of 304 pages with 1200 photos! This is the first volume of 4 planned instructional text books from the author.

Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Mark Aspery. 2007. 304 pages

 
Nahum Hersom Repousse Jerry Henderson - Editor

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From introduction by Jerry Henderson: Repousse' means to repeal in French; the craftsmen that did repousse' work were called embossers. There are two methods of embossing; one is cushion; the other is support. The support method is sometimes called stake repousse. The skill of the embosser is to put the hammer blows in an overlapping pattern so as to make a perfect line or pattern. This book documents Nahum Hersom's workshop and parts of his handwritten workbook. The value of this book is to give the blacksmith and other metalworkers a foundation to do detail and definition work; specifically ornamental metal. The German method of embossing is what Nahum Hersom teaches; he learned his craft from Mr. Valatine Goelz. The tools in this book are more general; the techniques are more specific. Chapter 1: Repousse' Tools; Wooden Tools; Stakes; Undertools; Support Tools. Chapter 2: Repousse' Techniques and Terms Chapter 3: Projects

Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques; Repousse; chasing; chiseling metal work

Publisher Golden Pheasant Art-Metal. 2006. 62 pages

 
The Blacksmith's Journal; A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques 2007 Hoffmann; Jerry

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A Monthly Journal of Illustrated Techniques View contents of these issues by going to the "Online Index" link on this page.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Jerry Hoffmann.

 
The Skills Of A Blacksmith: Vol 2 : Mastering The Fundamentals Of Leaf-Work Mark Aspery

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Both of Mark's books are designed to lead the blacksmith along a set course of technique and understanding. This second book of his is an excellent project book; full of step by step details; using both high quality photos and text. Mark starts by teaching the reader how to make the tools needed to forge many types of leaves and other organic forms. Featured tools include spring fullers; a right angle chisel; and various stakes and hammers. Some of the projects are Ginkgo leaves; Water leaves; Calla Lilies; Chili Peppers; Bamboo; Acanthus leaves; a stylized fern leaf and much more. For each project; Mark clearly defines the techniques involved; the tools and stock required; and the benchmarks for success. Mark is a very popular demonstrator and teacher because of his close attention to detail; his newest book is true to form.

Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Mark Aspery. 2009. 300 pages

 
Foldforming Lewton-Brain

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Boone Wrought Iron: Products and Practices Plummer

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Crucible Furnace Gingery

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Blacksmithing Basics for the Homestead DeLaRonde

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Ways & Means Cleaves

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Engineering Drawing French & Vierck

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Making Crucibles Gingery

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Advanced Machine Work Smith

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Marine Copper Smithing Carr

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Casting Iron Ammen

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Building Small Cupola Furnaces Marshall

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Foundry Appliances Internat'l Textbook Co.

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Casting Aluminum Ammen

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The Black-Smith's Craft Charles McRaven

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Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher . 2013. Brauer, James pages

 
The Skills of a Blacksmith, Vol 3 : Mastering the Fundamentals of Tracitional Joinery Mark Aspery

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Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher . 2013. Mark Aspery pages

 
Hydraulic Forging Press for the Blacksmith McDaniel

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Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher . 2014. Randy McDaniel pages