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The Backyard Blacksmith: Traditional Techniques for the Modern Smith

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The Backyard Blacksmith shows you how — with some patience and a working knowledge of metals, basic tools, and techniques — blacksmithing can be easy to learn, and a rewarding hobby. Through instructions and illustrations, readers will learn to make simple tools and useful items, such as nails, hinges, and handles, and also an interesting mix of artful projects, such letter openers, door knockers and botanical ornaments.

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.

Synopsis:

The Backyard Blacksmith takes the mystery out of blacksmithing, but not the magic...

There is an increasing interest and revival in the art of blacksmithing as a hobby and art, and both men and women are becoming at-home blacksmiths. Blacksmithing is a simple, rewarding craft anyone can enjoy in their backyard or home workshop, even beginners can produce useful and beautiful projects on their first try.

The Backyard Blacksmith shows you how, with some patience and a working knowledge of metals, basic tools, and techniques: blacksmithing can be easy to learn, and a rewarding hobby. Through instructions and illustrations, readers will learn to make simple tools and useful items, such as nails, hinges, and handles, and also an interesting mix of artful projects, such letter openers, door knockers and botanical ornaments.

About the Author

Lorelei Sims is a blacksmith and metalworking artist, and the owner of Five Points Blacksmith Shop in Charleston, Illinois. For examples of her work, see her website blacksmithchic.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592532513
Subtitle:
Traditional Techniques for the Modern Smith
Author:
Sims, Lorelei
Author:
Simms, Loreli
Publisher:
Quarry Books
Subject:
Technical & Manufacturing Trades
Subject:
Metal Work
Subject:
Blacksmithing
Subject:
Technical & Manufacturing Industries & Trades
Subject:
Crafts-Metal Technique
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paper Text
Series:
Backyard
Publication Date:
June 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9.00 x 7.50 in

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"Synopsis" by , The Backyard Blacksmith takes the mystery out of blacksmithing, but not the magic...

There is an increasing interest and revival in the art of blacksmithing as a hobby and art, and both men and women are becoming at-home blacksmiths. Blacksmithing is a simple, rewarding craft anyone can enjoy in their backyard or home workshop, even beginners can produce useful and beautiful projects on their first try.

The Backyard Blacksmith shows you how, with some patience and a working knowledge of metals, basic tools, and techniques: blacksmithing can be easy to learn, and a rewarding hobby. Through instructions and illustrations, readers will learn to make simple tools and useful items, such as nails, hinges, and handles, and also an interesting mix of artful projects, such letter openers, door knockers and botanical ornaments.

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