This book is
designed to aid those who are beginning to learn the craft of blacksmithing.
Subjects include: how to set up a blacksmith shop, selecting materials
and tools, and practice projects such as hooks, staples, chains,
rings, and tools. It continues by providing a set of basic techniques
any good blacksmith must master - from welding to tempering tools.
Specific to early farming skills it includes sections on plow work
and shoeing farm horses. Additional instruction is given on splicing
rope, files and filing, and sharpening saws. Valuable reference
charts on Tap Drills, Circumferences, Iron Weights, and Decimals
are located in the back of this practical book. With dozens of illustrations
throughout, it captures the essence of one of America's most highly
valued trades - blacksmithing and metalworking. Originally
published in 1901
Paperback, B&W, 5" x 8", © 2014
Order Number: AP-SJ282............$12.95