The backyard blacksmith: traditionaltechniques for the modern smith 9780785825678, 0785825673

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The backyard blacksmith: traditionaltechniques for the modern smith
 9780785825678, 0785825673

Table of contents :
Introduction
Section One: Getting Your Feet Wet
Chapter One: Your Smithy
Selecting a Site
Setting Up Your Work Space
Safety Equipment
General Safety Considerations
Protection and Clothing
Chapter Two: Gathering Tools and Equipment
Anvil
Anvil Stand
Hammer
Hammer Handles
Tongs
Anvil Tools
Handheld Tools
Coal Forge Tools
Coal Forge
Additional Tools and Equipment
Marking and Measuring Tools
Modern Technology
Chapter Three: Iron
What is Iron?
Wrought Iron
Cast Iron
What is Steel?
Commercial Forms of Steel
Chapter Four: Preliminary Skills
Coal
Fire Tending
Working with Tongs
How to Heat Your Iron Stock
Temperature Color Indication
Selecting a Forging Hammer
How to Shut Down Your Coal Forge
Section Two: Getting Your Hands Dirty
Chapter Five: Tool Usage and Forging Techniques
How to Use Anvil Tools
Tapering
Spreading
Upsetting
Bending
Scrolling
Twisting
Handheld Tooling
Chapter Six: Forge Welding and Other Assemblage Techniques
Forge Welding
Forge Welding Fire Instructions
Scarfing
Forge Welding Temperature and Appearance
Different Types of Forge Welds
Rivets
Mortise and Tenon
Shrinking
Collars
Wraps
Chapter Seven: Making Your Own Tooling
Resources Needed to Make Your Own Tools
Drift
Handheld Punch
Handheld Slit Chisel
Twisting Bar
Hold Fast, Hold Down
Hot Cut Hardy
Cold Cut Hardy
Nail Header
Hardy Bending Fork
Roll Bar
Monkey Tool
Adjustable Twisting Wrench
Pritchel Plate
Handheld Bending Fork
Working with High Carbon Tool Steel
Section Three: Getting in3 the Groove
Chapter Eight: Projects
Drive Hook, J-Hook, and S-Hook
Stakes for Glass Vessels
Door Pull
Gate Pull
Leaf Letter Opener
Wall Mount Hook and Dinner Bell
Camping Pot Rack
Scroll Candle Holder
Camping Tripod
Forge Fire Tools
BBQ Fork with Basket Weave Handle
Door Knocker
Gate Latch
Pot and Utensil Rack
Snake
Rasp Asp
Touchmark
Finishing Your Ironwork
Conclusion
Resources
Glossary
Index
Acknowledgments
About the Author

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