Over forty years
ago a spark ignited Randy McDaniel's passion for forging hot metal.
This has been a passion that continually grows. Seven years ago his
exploration of hot metal evolved and he began specializing in work
done with the hydraulic forging press. Randy now creates all of his
own tooling and dies which he uses to produce a line of unique items.
He loves how the power of his sixty ton press pushes hot metal as
if it were clay in his hands.
This book covers the history, the how to, and especially the versatility
of the hydraulic forging press for the blacksmith and the knife maker.
It provides a comparison between the press and other machinery, the
different types of presses, which type of press is right for your
application, should you build one or buy one, focuses on tooling that
you can make to get the most out of your press and much, much more.
Large, full-color drawings and photographs of presses, items made
on the press, and the tooling used are featured through out the book
and in the gallery section.
Award-winning author and blacksmith, Randy McDaniel has brought together
an international group of collaborators to make Hydraulic Forging
Press for the Blacksmith a useful and inspirational resource for anyone
forging hot metal.
Full Color, Hardcover, 8.75" x 11.25", © 2014
Order Number: AP-SJ299............$45.00