Synopses & Reviews
The book explains the role of the blacksmith as hardware maker,farrier and village handyman and explains the methods for fullering, upsetting and welding wrought iron. There are suggestions for setting up a blacksmith shop.
Illustrated throughout, this history-plus craft book describes the work, tools, and technique of the blacksmith and how readers can set up their own blacksmith shop. Line drawings.
A tribute to the skill and ingenuity of a versatile craftsman.
About the Author
Aldren A. Watson (1917-2013) was an illustrator and designer as well as woodworker. He had written and illustrated many magazine articles and books, including The Blacksmith and Country Furniture, published by Norton. He lived and painted in Vermont and New Hampshire until his death in 2013.