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Practical Blacksmithing and Metalworking

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A complete guide to the tricks of the trade - from the basics on metals, alloys, and the metalworking process to projects you can make! This book shows you how - with some patience and a working knowledge of metals, tools, and techniques - blacksmithing can be a rewarding, inexpensive hobby. Using simple instructions and first-rate, detailed illustrations, Blandford makes it easy for the novice to learn this craft, while offering project variations complex enough to challenge even the experienced blacksmith or metalworker. You'll learn how to: use forges and anvils, bellows, swage blocks and mandrels, tongs, and a host of other tools - work with sheet alloys, iron and steel, zinc, brass, tin, bronze, lead, aluminum, copper, and precious metals -cut, shape, form, bend, solder, braze, weld, rivet, harden, anneal, flatten, punch, draw, twist split, loop, scroll, saw, shear, file, drill, hollow-out, planish, mold and cast all types of metals - make chains and hardware such as nails, catches, bolts, handles, hinges, hooks, and latches - create tools like punches, spikes, chisels, crowbars, tongs, hammers, sets, fullers, swages, stakes - make built-up assemblies apply geometry to the construction of trays, funnels, boxes, cylinders and more.

368 pages, 7 x 10 (Paperback)

Item #: BK158