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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.

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"This is a great beginner's blacksmithing book. It shows how to layout a shop, setup a coal forge, teaches about the different tools in blacksmithing, types of iron, and the skills needed to make projects large and small." Sandra Wilson, Anvilfire.com

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.

Synopsis:

 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.

About the Author

Lorelei Sims is an artist blacksmith who opened her own studio, Five Points Blacksmith Shop, in 1993. She incorporates traditional blacksmithing techniques with the use of modern equipment. Her commissions are quite varied, with a major portion of these directed toward a functional use in the home and garden. With recent public art commissions dedicated to indigenous plants of the Midwest, Lorelei has had the opportunity to continue her research and development of forging and fabricating botanical forms in iron. For examples of her work, see her website: blacksmithchic.com.

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wyrdguy, May 31, 2013 (view all comments by wyrdguy)
Very informative if your looking to start smithing. contains tidbits on history,tips,and some of her own personal experiences.

Contains colored pictures of some of the processes and towards the end a selection of projects to try.

it heavily promotes the use of coal but one can actually find charcoal easier and just as good
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780785825678
Author:
Sims, Lorelei
Publisher:
Crestline
Subject:
Metal Work
Subject:
Technical & Manufacturing Industries & Trades
Subject:
Crafts-Metal Technique
Subject:
Blacksmith, blacksmithing
Subject:
Metal working, cast iron, wrought iron
Subject:
Coal forging
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
174
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in 2 lb

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"Review" by , "This is a great beginner's blacksmithing book. It shows how to layout a shop, setup a coal forge, teaches about the different tools in blacksmithing, types of iron, and the skills needed to make projects large and small."
"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.

"Synopsis" by ,

 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.

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