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New Edge of the Anvil

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The tenet of this book is to provide a tool for artist-blacksmiths and metalworkers. It tells how to work metal: heating it, cutting it, upsetting it, drawing it out, twisting it, forge welding it and shaping and assembling it. It tells about metallurgy and tool making, metal finishes and corrosion, sources of information and suppliers, charts and guidelines for many tasks. It explains the process of design, how to use the computer in metal design, how to set up a business and how to manage it. Providing an inspiration for all blacksmiths are portfolios of the wrought iron work of Martin Rose and Samuel Yellin, two of America's premier metalworkers of the past. To further inspire and to show the new focus of blacksmithing in the metal arts, six contemporary metalworkers show a series of demonstration pieces of their iron work.

***This book is being revised/reprinted, no ETA***

243 pages, 8 x 10 (Paperback)

Item #: BK63

The New Edge of the Anvil is a revised and expanded edition of Andrews earlier and most successful book. Students are urged to buy, read, use and then reread this book. Clear words, excellent pictures, good explanations, tables, charts...all you need to encourage you to pick up a hammer and start hammering. The new sections include wonderful pictures of historical ironwork and then the directions that six contemporary smiths are taking. This is such a good resource and serves as a constant guide and reference. You will find something of value every time you pick it up, something that you either missed or forgot. The quality of the text, photos and drawings in this new edition are of the highest quality and make the book a continual delight to read and review. This is one book about blacksmithing, you should surely own!