Blacksmith's Craft by Charles McRaven
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Blacksmith's Craft
By Charles McRaven

The Blacksmith's Craft

A Primer of Tools and Methods

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Blacksmith's Craft by Charles McRaven

Book Description

Blacksmithing is one of the traditional "lost arts" deserving re-discovery by anyone interested in do-it-yourself building and crafting. Creating one's own apparatus from metal enhances wood-working, stonework, building, and restoration work. Traditional builder and historic preservation consultant Charles McRaven shows how practical, simple, and rewarding the forging of hand tools can be. Having discovered blacksmithing himself when he moved "back to the land" in the 1970s, Charles McRaven tells readers all they need to know to set up their own smithies and begin blacksmithing. Over the years, McRaven claims he has made almost every mistake that can be made while perfecting his skills, and he shares this hard-won knowledge with readers in a readable and humorous style. The simple and clear instructions supplemented by the step-by- step photography, show how to build a forge, how to make and/or acquire tools, and how to use those tools to create utilitarian items of lasting beauty and durability.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781580175937
ISBN-10: 1580175937
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 178mm x 17mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Storey Books
Publisher: Storey Books
Publish Date: 24-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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