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The Home Blacksmith: Tools, Techniques, and 40 Practical Projects for the Home Blacksmith (Fox Chapel Publishing) Beginner's Guide; Step-by-Step Directions & Over 500 Photos to Help You Start Smithing Paperback – June 6, 2020

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40 Complete Projects with Step-by-Step Directions and Photographs

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Practical Projects for the Farm and Home

The Home Blacksmith will teach you how to forge farm necessities like nails, staples, rivets, and strap hinges; gardening tools like a hand rake and garden trowel; a fireplace set including a poker, shovel, and broom; home essentials like shelf brackets with a square corner, shears, and a door latch; and shop tools like a claw hammer, crowbar (pictured), forge ladle, and so much more!

Each project provides step-by-step instructions, easy-to-follow high-quality photography, and a list of all the tools and materials you will need to complete the project. From a coat hook to a pair of tongs and a gate bolt latch to a BBQ fork, you'll practice and improve your blacksmithing skills by making each of these useful items one by one.

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Start by learning the history and evolution of blacksmithing around the world and the different styles of anvils and forges. You'll come to understand fuel source options, hammer control, hammer blows, fire control, how to prep for success, and more.

Once you understand the foundations of blacksmithing you'll be ready to start practicing the basics of forging: drawing, tapering, rounding, upsetting, and more!

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THE HOME BLACKSMITH

Blacksmithing is among the time-honored trades that are enjoying a resurgence as more and more people join the "do-it-yourself" revolution and explore traditional crafting for both practical and artistic reasons. Author Ryan Ridgway, a veterinarian and seasoned blacksmith with more than 15 years under his belt, fills in gaps left by other blacksmithing manuals as he traces the history of the craft, discusses how blacksmithing tools and techniques evolved differently around the world, and provides readers with a foundation in the science of metalworking. He then presents 40 projects, accompanied by detailed step-by-step instructions and brilliant color photographs from his own blacksmith shop, featuring useful and decorative items for the home, yard, and farm. A glossary of terms used throughout the book acquaints readers with blacksmithing lingo.

INSIDE THE HOME BLACKSMITH:

  • A look at blacksmithing through the ages and a discussion on how metal moves
  • Essential considerations, equipment, and tools for setting up your own blacksmithing shop
  • The different types of steel and how to handle them
  • Blacksmithing techniques from beginner to advanced
  • Instructions for 40 projects, including tools, such as chisels and punches; decorative items for the home, such as drawer pulls and candle holders; and farm implements, such as gate latches and hoof picks.

About the Author

Ryan Ridgway, DVM, grew up on a family farm about an hour south of Regina, Saskatchewan, where he started blacksmithing to make repairs around the farm. During his university years in Saskatoon, he began selling his ironwork online and at local craft fairs to help pay for his degree. During this time, he also took a blacksmithing course offered by his local museum and began volunteering there, which gave him the opportunity to learn from the other blacksmiths and, in turn, teach other new smiths. After receiving his veterinary degree, he began writing blacksmithing articles and has been published in magazines such as Hobby Farms, Carving Magazine, Canadian Cowboy Country Magazine, and Rural Roots. He also writes veterinary articles for various magazines and has a pet-care column in numerous community newspapers in western Canada.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Fox Chapel Publishing; New edition (June 6, 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1497101263
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1497101265
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.38 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.01 x 0.63 x 8.98 inches
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