Synopses & Reviews
In this introduction to forging practice, the author covers a variety of procedures (butt, split, and angle welding, shaping, finishing, drawing out, upsetting, punching, etc.) plus basic measuring and calculating of material needs.
Examples used include hooks and eyes, chain fittings and tool making plus more advanced forging such as crankshafts, weldless rings, ladles, and trowels. He includes many interesting side subjects such as shrink fitting of parts and bending cast iron. An excellent bridge between the handwork of blacksmithing and the production processes of drop forging, since it covers both in a competent manner.