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The art & craft of the blacksmith : techniques and inspiration for the modern smith / Robert Thomas.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781631593819
  • ISBN: 1631593811
  • Physical Description: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Beverly, MA : Quarry Books, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface -- Intent -- Part one: Iron (What is metal? ; The beginning of iron ; Types of iron [Pig iron, wrought iron, cast iron, and steel] ; What is forging? [Forging vs. fabrication] ; The role of the smith ; The history of decorative iron [Baroque and Rococo ; Revolutions ; Counterrevolutions ; Decline and renaissance]).
Part two: Technique and tooling (The hand-forged aesthetic ; Forged artistry ; Safety ; The workshop ; Basic tools [The anvil ; Power hammers ; The forge ; Presses: hydraulic and fly ; Hammer ; Tongs ; Punch ; Drift ; Chisel ; Set hammer ; Flatter ; Top and bottom fuller ; Other machinery and equipment] ; Techniques [Layout ; Hand forging ; Hand forming ; Power hammer work ; Hole punching ; Dr4ifting ; Fullering, spreading, and isolation ; Tapering or drawing down ; Upsetting ; Tenon making ; Chasing ; Repoussé ; Forge welding ; Finishing ; Heat treatment]).
Part three: Design (Design principles [Symmetry, asymmetry, and balance ; Repetition ; Symbolsim ; Scale, exaggeration, and implied movement ; Drafting]).
Part four: Projects (Tooling [Side bit tonngs ; Anvil fork ; Slot punch ; Chisel ; Drift ; Hammer ; Bill punch ; Fuller, top and bottom ; Double calipers ; Blacksmith's square ; Tool rack] ; Decorative work [Bookends ; Trivet ; Door handle ; Fireplace tool set ; Bottle opener ; Side table] ; Case study [Garden gate]).
Summary, etc.:
"The Art and Craft of the Blacksmith is a visually stunning introduction to the tools, techniques, and traditions every modern smith needs to know"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Blacksmithing > Amateurs' manuals.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES > Metal Work.
Blacksmithing.
Genre: Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
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