menu

The Everyday Blacksmith : Learn to Forge 55 Simple Projects You'll Use Every Day, with Multiple Variations for Styles and Finishes
by Nicholas Wicks




Overview -
The Everyday Blacksmith is your essential reference for learning how to make items you'll use everyday: tools, hardware, utensils, decorative objects, and more. Get great techniques and tips for hand forging, and discover projects contributed by leading blacksmiths from around the world, each featuring plenty of opportunity for variation.

Modern smiths can use the first section of The Everyday Blacksmith as a reference for shop basics: safety tips, equipment, and techniques like spreading, using a chisel, twisting, and finishing pieces. These basics are incorporated through a series of distinctive projects that include a bookmark, spoon, and leaf fob.

The second section of the book features a diverse array of essential step-by-step blacksmith projects, which are arranged by category and difficulty. Projects include accessible techniques, functional designs, and diverse styles.

Among the techniques and projects you'll discover are:

  • How to heat treat high-carbon steels
  • Methods for making curved bookends
  • Instructions for creating decorative functional pieces such as a towel rack and napkin rings
  • How to make unique jewelry and jewelry display items
  • Ideas for creating basic hardware, including latches and hinges
For centuries, blacksmiths were the craftsmen and artists who worked society's most important material--iron. Blacksmiths were not only a fixture in their community, they helped shape that community through their particular methods of making the hinges, hooks, brackets, and tools their neighbors used every day. Blacksmithing today is enjoying a resurgence. No amount of technical perfection replaces the feeling of picking up a hand-forged object, knowing that it was shaped by someone's creativity and physical effort. Celebrate that individuality with The Everyday Blacksmith.

  Read Full Product Description
 
local_shippingFor Delivery
In Stock.
FREE Shipping for Club Members help
 
storeBuy Online Pickup At Store
search store by zipcode

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 29 copies from $10.65
 
 
 

More About The Everyday Blacksmith by Nicholas Wicks

 
 
 

Overview

The Everyday Blacksmith is your essential reference for learning how to make items you'll use everyday: tools, hardware, utensils, decorative objects, and more. Get great techniques and tips for hand forging, and discover projects contributed by leading blacksmiths from around the world, each featuring plenty of opportunity for variation.

Modern smiths can use the first section of The Everyday Blacksmith as a reference for shop basics: safety tips, equipment, and techniques like spreading, using a chisel, twisting, and finishing pieces. These basics are incorporated through a series of distinctive projects that include a bookmark, spoon, and leaf fob.

The second section of the book features a diverse array of essential step-by-step blacksmith projects, which are arranged by category and difficulty. Projects include accessible techniques, functional designs, and diverse styles.

Among the techniques and projects you'll discover are:

  • How to heat treat high-carbon steels
  • Methods for making curved bookends
  • Instructions for creating decorative functional pieces such as a towel rack and napkin rings
  • How to make unique jewelry and jewelry display items
  • Ideas for creating basic hardware, including latches and hinges
For centuries, blacksmiths were the craftsmen and artists who worked society's most important material--iron. Blacksmiths were not only a fixture in their community, they helped shape that community through their particular methods of making the hinges, hooks, brackets, and tools their neighbors used every day. Blacksmithing today is enjoying a resurgence. No amount of technical perfection replaces the feeling of picking up a hand-forged object, knowing that it was shaped by someone's creativity and physical effort. Celebrate that individuality with The Everyday Blacksmith.

 

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781631597121
  • ISBN-10: 1631597124
  • Publisher: Quarry Books
  • Publish Date: September 2019
  • Page Count: 160
  • Dimensions: 9.9 x 8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.25 pounds


Related Categories

 

BAM Customer Reviews