Edge of the Anvil
A Resource Book for the Blacksmith
This book is
a tool for blacksmiths. With drawings, photographs and charts it
describes the forging processes of heating, upsetting, drawing out,
forge welding, metallurgy and tool making. It explains the process
of design, the use of a computer in metal design, how to set up
a business and manage it. Providing an inspiration for all artist-blacksmiths
are portfolios of the wrought iron work of Martin Rose and Samuel
Yellin, two of America's premier metalworkers of the past.
To further inspire
and to show the new focus of blacksmithing in the metal arts, six
contemporary metalworkers show a series of demonstration pieces of
their iron work. This 256 page book is bound with an improved binding
system (Otabind) that allows the pages to lay flat.