Synopses & Reviews
From 1902 comes this noticeably different smithing book. Chapters include forges and appliances, hand tools, drawing down and upsetting, welding and punching, conditions of work; principles of formation; bending and ring making; examples of forged work; cranks, model work, etc; homemade portable forges, and manipulating steel at the forge.
What makes this special are topics generally not seen in other books. You'll see a machine for bending iron strap, and leveling block with screw, a leveling block with bending templet, and details on building two different portable forges including construction details on the two-stage foot-operated bellows, and more.