Online Catalogue last updated 15th of August 2015
Blacksmithing is the forging of iron with simple tools - the same forging process carried on today with enormous presses and dies.
There are a great many books that will show the usual blacksmithing projects, but have you ever made a bolt head by welding on a ring? Have you made a rocker arm? How about a steam locomotive reverse shaft? Or a rudder frame?
Besides these rare topics, you get a complete discussion of blacksmith shop equipment: the forge, tuyeres, bellows, hood, chimney, fuels, anvil all types of hammers, chisels, and all the rest.
The second part will teach you about the making of cast and wrought iron and basic operations of forging. You'll make an eye hanger, gate hook, and other educational projects. You'll learn how to weld and make a small chain and tongs.
Although blacksmithing today is almost a fine art, it was once a basic machine shop skill in day-to-day operation. This 1906 technical school textbook will teach you both the basics and new tricks.
Code No. 001881, 96 pages, $12.00