thrill of working with hot metal and creating your own pieces. This
book shows you how: with lavish photographs, it captures the excitement
of working at the fire and explains the techniques to get you started.
Aimed at blacksmiths, sculptors, metal workers, and farriers, this
guide begins with what you need to get started, including equipment
and materials. Drawing on traditional methods, it encourages you
to develop your own style and to design your own tools and creations.
Step-by-step instructions to shaping, bending, splitting, and drawing
down hot metal are given along with advice on traditional methods
to fasten metal pieces together. Projects included in this new book
are making a hanging basket bracket and a toasting fork.