Tools, Techniques and Projects

Tools, Techniques and Projects


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.

Custom Knifemaking

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

Upcoming Book Releases

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
    helpful diagrams