Synopses & Reviews
With more than 500 illustrations, this book is perfect for craftsmen who want to set up a blacksmith shop, and for lovers of history and craft alike. This book describes and illustrates the equipment and techniques developed in more than six thousand years of working iron by hand.Indeed, this unique book covers every aspect of a fascinating and little-known art, the fundamental craft on which the civilization of the Iron Age was built.
Revised edtion. Tells how they did it in yesteryear. Over 500 illustrations show how they made everything from knives to horsehoes, from iron grills to rifle barrels and barrel hoops.
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, including knives, horseshoes, iron grills, rifle barrels, and barrel hoops.
About the Author
Alex W. Bealer was an advertising executive in Atlanta, Georgia.