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The Book of Forging: Basic Techniques and Examples

Karl Gissing

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Ideal for beginners of those looking to brush up their skills, this quick-reference overview explains the basics of all aspects of blacksmithing. With more than 450 photos and a focus on only the most essential tools and equipment, it keeps the information simple for the beginner. Summaries cover the tools of forging, their uses, and the essential equipment in the work space; the differences among free-form forging, drop forging, industrial, hot work, and cold work; the steps of the process, such as bending, joining, riveting, welding, chiseling off, and splitting; and the chemistry of iron and steel. The book also shows a gallery of 44 types of forged items, from hooks to tool handles, with comments on their forged features.

Size: 9 1/8" x 8 1/8" | 452 color images | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764357374

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Karl Gissing is a master smith based in Europe.