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    Art of Blacksmithing, The Bealer, Alex W.
    $9.95

    The Art of Blacksmithing

    Revised edition

    This unique book covers every aspect of this fascinating art, the fundamental craft on which the civilization of the Iron Age was built. It is perfect for craftsmen who want to set up a blacksmith shop, and for lovers of history and craft alike. It describes and illustrates the equipment and the techniques developed in more that six thousand years of working iron by hand. It reflects respect for the specialized skills of the smith and the excitement of the village smithy, which so recently disappeared from the Western world.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"   Pages: 438   Illustrations: over 500

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    Art of Fine Tools, The Nagyszalanczy, Sandor
    $25.00

     The Art of Fine Tools is a rich visual feast celebrating the world's most amazing tools. Included in this beautifully photographed book are measuring instruments, handplanes, saws and other cutting tools, striking and drilling tools, Asian treasures, incredible miniatures, ingenious foot-powered machines, and inprobable combination tools. Each photo is accompanied by detailed notes that provide intriguing historical and technical details about the tool.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimentions: 10" x 10"   Pages: 231   Illustrations: over 300

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    Art of Traditional Blacksmithing, The Bergland Hårvard
    $58.00

    THE ART OF TRADITIONAL BLACKSMITHING; A Norwegian Perspective, is a masterpiece that joins tradition with wisdom and creativity. It presents Håvard Bergland's overview of the blacksmithing trade as a whole. Bergland systematically documents the blacksmithing trade by gathering and presenting skills, techniques and ideas that he has tried out in the forge himself. The book is largely self-explainatory and offers advice, ideas and inspiration to anyone who wants to be involved in blacksmithing.

    It is throughly illustrated with more than 400 color photos and nearly 700 drawings.

    Format: Hardcover;  Dimentions: 8 1/2" x 10 1/2";  Pages: 394;  Illustrations & Photos: over 1,000

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    Art of Wrought Metalwork for House and Garden Schmirler, Otto
    $80.00

    The Art of Wrought Metalwork for House and Garden displays ironwork for buildings, past and present. Wrought ironwork on a building has the double function of protection and ornamentation, and here both functions will be emphasized. In selecting drawings and photographs for this book it is assumed that the reader has already learned the ABCs of forging iron, and possesses this basic knowledge. Many details, however, are provided that can help both the qualified wrought-iron craftsman and someone who wishes to begin learning the trade. These beautiful photographs also provide the architecht and potential home owner with ideas for the newest project.

    Format: Hardcover   Dimensions: 9” x 11”   Pages: 296   Illustrations: 600

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    Artist Blacksmith, The Parkinson, Peter
    $45.00

    Design and Techniques The Artist Blacksmith is the essential handbook for anyone interested in bringing a creative, contemporary approach to this ancient craft, and for those already hooked who want to improve and expand their skills. It offers a contemporary approach to an ancient craft using fundamental blacksmithing processes. The author describes how to develop a design, then how to realize it, and finally how to assemble and finish the piece.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 10 1/2" x 9 3/4"   Pages: 160   Illustrations: 200

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    Axe Book, The Gränsfors, Bruks
    $4.50

    A great collection of drawings of the development of the manufacture and uses of axes.

     

    Format: Soft cover  Dimentions: 6" x 6"  Pages: 27  Illustrations: 24

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    Beauty in the Shadows Putnam. Nol
    $56.00

    BEAUTY IN THE SHADOWS: Wrought Iron in the Washington National Cathedral

    Visitors coming to the Washington National Cathedral are often overwhelmed by the impact of the physical setting. What many do not notice on the first visit, though, is what some would call the most impressive work of all in the Cathedral's fabric: the ironwork of Washington National Cathedral. Now with this guide the intricate detail of the cathedral's ironwork is revealed in beautiful and often surprising ways. Nol Putnam's book, 'Beauty in the Shadows,' Barry Bem's research, Christopher Budny's and James Pittman's photography provide a corrective way for all of us to experience this ironwork in its entire intricate splendor. It is the definitive catalogue and guide to the ironwork of the Washington National Cathedral.              (The Rt. Rev. Gary Hall,  Dean, Washington National Cathedral)

    AND – for those, who live far away and only contemplate a visit to the National Cathedral, this book can serve as the econmical traveler's substitute for such a trip. It might even whet their appetite for the real thing.     

    Format: Hard Cover   Dimentions:  12 1/4" x 9 1/4"  Pages: 192 pages   Illustrations: 260

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    Blacksmith's and Hammerman's Emporium, A Freund, Douglas
    $30.00

    A Blacksmith's & Hammerman's EMPORIUM is a hard bound Collection of Rare Trade Literature from Ten Prominent Manufacturers of power hammers and forges (including bellows) each with an introduction

    Format: Hard cover  Dimentions: 6 1/4" x 9 1/4"  Pages: 288  Illustrations: 250

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