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Basic Blacksmithing: an Introduction to Toolmaking

by David Harries and B Heer Intermediate Technology Publications
Pub Date:
01/1994
ISBN:
9781853391958
Format:
Pbk 136 pages
Price:
AU$43.99 NZ$46.08
Product Status: Available in Approx 14 days
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A classic blacksmithing book - a great, simple and illustrated introductory guide. Starting with only an anvil and a few basic tools, almost all the tools needed by a blacksmith can be made from commonly found materials. With clear instructions this book gives step by step instructions on basic blacksmithing

Tools and equipment - a range of blacksmithing tools and equipment and what they are used for; raw materials - the uses of a range of raw materials commonly used by blacksmiths in rural areas; blacksmithing techniques - the basic techniques used by the blacksmith and information about forging temperatures and heat treatment; making your own tools - step-by-step instructions on how to make the following tools (round punch, hot chisel, cold chisel, tongs, hot and cold sets, fullers and hammers); products - step-by-step instructions on how to make axes, hoes, knives and sickles; setting up a workshop - hints for those who wish to set up their own workshop, including how to make bellows, hearths and anvils. Appendix: forged tools for the carpenter - step-by-step instructions for making chisels, plane irons and a carpenter's brace and bit.

David Harries has been involved in development technology for the past eight years, and during this time has lived and worked in West and Southern Africa.