a short history of ironwork, the author goes on to discuss the ironworking
shop, the forge, the tools, and provides invaluable information
on building, lighting, and maintaining a fire, and safety precautions.
Basic forging procedures are explicitly shown and additional working
methods are illustrated in each chapter. Ironworkers can fashion
a wide variety of objects by following the clear directions and
step-by-step photographs. Discover what generations of smiths knew
long ago - that iron has remarkable properties and this truly is
a contemporary art-craft.