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The Home Blacksmith
As more and more people join the do-it-yourself revolution, they are breathing new life into many time-honored skills and crafts. Blacksmithing is among the trades that are enjoying a resurgence for both practical and artistic uses, yet there isn’t an abundance of readily accessible information available to beginning blacksmiths to help them get started and understand the craft.
Farm and Workshop Welding
A comprehensive, visual handbook for welding in the farm, home workshop, school workshop, blacksmith shop, or auto shop. Almost anyone can weld, cut, or shape metal. That’s the starting point for this supremely practical book which helps the beginner to improve and the intermediate operator to broaden their technique.
Perfect for the beginner. Includes 10 how to projects for making a variety of knives including: paring, camp, pocket, skinning knives and many more.
Mini-Lathe Tools & Projects for Home Machinists
If you own a mini-lathe, this book is a must-have resource to fully understand everything this little machine can do! In continuation with its introductory manual, Mini-Lathe for Home Machinists, this book presents a series of projects to extend the versatility of small metal lathes.
Coming Summer & Fall 2019
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Back to Shop Class: Metal Working
When confronted with a metal working project around the house, who hasn’t thought about the metal shop class in high school we could have taken? That real world knowledge would come in handy as the pipe leaks, the heating duct needs to be replaced, and the stainless steel sink starts to show its age.
Inside Back to Shop Class: Metal Working, you’ll learn:
The Many Mutations of Metal
How to Use the Tools and Set Up a Workspace
The Techniques of Shaping and Cutting Sheet Metal
Secrets to Soldering, Welding, and Forging
Surface Repairs and Finishing Tricks
In succession with Blacksmith’s Craft and Wrought Ironwork, Decorative Ironwork is the final installment in the series of textbooks for blacksmiths by the Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas. A detailed instruction manual aimed towards intermediate and advanced blacksmiths, apply all previous techniques learned to forge and form the designs of 7 decorative iron grilles.
Master the Trade of Blacksmithing
A comprehensive manual for intermediate to advanced blacksmiths
Includes 7 complete lessons on forging decorative iron grilles
Contains step-by-step instructions with coordinating black and white photography and