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    Blacksmith's Craft, The McRaven, Charles
    $19.95

    A Primer of Tools & Methods

    A step-by-step guide to building a simple forge, crafting the basic tools, and learning the techniques to get started in blacksmithing. Easy to follow photos.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 7" x 9"   Pages: 248   Illustrations: over 200

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    Blacksmith’s Craft, The
    $22.00

    The Blacksmith's Craft: An Introduction to Smithing for Apprentices and Craftsmen was published because there was no text book, at that time, on blacksmithing which could meet the needs of craftsmen and apprentices. The lack of such a book was a handicap to the teaching of this subject. It is also of great value to many other craftsmen and apprentices whose work depends on a sound knowledge of the behavior of iron and steel. The skill of the smith is faithfully recorded in sequences of still photographs and brief descriptions. Some of the methods shown and described are not the only ones possible. As experience is gained, the smith can develop his own variations of a technique. With its clear photographs and accurate descriptions, The Blacksmith's Craft is a valuable resource for all blacksmiths.

    Format: Hardcover  Dimensions: 5 1/2” x 8 3/4”   Pages:104  Illustrations: 248

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    Catching the Fire Lyons, Mary E
    $18.00

    Philip Simmons, Blacksmith

    A stimulating book for young readers about this amazing African-American craftsman. Simmons is truly a hero and role model. His gates, fences, and railings decorate the city of Charleston, SC where he forged for most of his long life.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 8.5" x 9.25"   Pages: 48   Illustrations: 29

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    Complete Modern Blacksmith,The Weygers, Alexander
    $19.95

    Design, forge, and fix your own tools, hardware, and household accessories with master craftsman and teacher Alexander G. Weygers. His three extraordinary books, 'The Making of Tools', 'The Modern Blacksmith', and 'The Recycling, Use, and Repair of Tools', are classics in their field and, here, in 'The Complete Modern Blacksmith' brought together.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 8" x 11"   Pages: 304   Illustrations: 456 beautiful sketches throughout

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    Dictionary Of American Hand Tools Sellens, Alvin
    $39.95

    A Pictorial Synopsis

    Here is the greatest assembly of hand tools ever assembled. It is a fascinating chronicle of nearly every tool ever used in North America, including ancient tools used by Native Americans; Trade tools used to create coaches, pianos, ships, and saddles; tools for harvesting farm goods, turpentine, and ice; and tools for fine bookbinding and watch repair.The tools are organized according to profession, from Beekeeper to Wheelwright, and will fascinate today's practitioners of these trades and hobbies.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 9" x 12"   Pages: 546   Illustrations: over 4,500

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    Early American Wrought Iron Sonn, Albert H
    $86.00

    Early American Wrought Iron

     Three Volumes in One

    Early American Wrought Iron is a celebration of the village blacksmith revealing the master craftsman in all his glory, his technical skills, and artistry, and illuminating his crucial role in the development of American culture. It is a giant essential resource for both blacksmiths and architects. Sonn, an excellent draftsman and commercial artist, dismayed that so many pieces of early American wrought iron were discarded, began to compile a collection of his own detailed drawings of early American wrought iron. His search through museums, antique shops, private houses, and collections uncovered many fine examples of ironwork.They are illustrated here in 640 plates containing over 3,000 drawings. Sonn spent eight and one half years traveling along the East coast sketching and doing research for this classic work.

    Format: Hardcover   Dimensions: 9" x 11"   Pages: 765   Illustrations: 3000

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    Early Logging Tools Johnson, Kevin
    $29.95

    This book will be treasured by all who share a fascination for logging as it was done by the lumberjack, bucker, and high climber. The photos display the wide array of equipment once used to log high timber that is now eminently collectible, including axes, saws, filing tools, springboards, oil bottles, under cutters, wedges, marlin spikes, drag saws, and venerable chainsaws. Historical photos display towering giants of old growth forest where loggers toiled decades ago.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"   Pages: 159    Illustrations: 354

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    Edward Elwell's Catalog Edward Elwell Co
    $30.00

    This reprint of Edward Elwell's CATALOGUE OF TOOLS is thought to have been issued in the late1860s. This most important English manufacturer forged tools and implements of all varieties and in very large quanities. This catalogue shows, apart from the billhooks for which the company was well known, some 79 axe, 46 adze, 80 hoe and 135 shovel patterns. In addition to the domestic market there was a vast output for export: Russian miners' hammers, Spanish bowl adzes, the Bechuana grubbing hoe, banana and cocoa pruners, horseshoes, paring chisels, anchors, eel spears, locomotive firing shovel pans and spades.                                                                                                      An introduction by Richard Filmer gives a historical survey of the firm and goes into considerable descriptive detail about items shown in the catalogue.

    Format: Soft cover  Dimentions: 11 1/2" x 8 1/4"  Pages: 85  Illustrations: 1117

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