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Professional Smithing

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BHR014
$24.95
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It's not often you find a guide written by a pro like Mr. Streeter, who has over five decades of experience and boasts work in countless restorations across the nation.

This book used to be extremely hard to find and highly sought after, but now it's back in stock and better than ever in this eagerly awaited reprint. The clear step-by-step test and photographs make it easy for anyone to learn traditional smithing techniques and produce high-quality, hand-forged small ironwork.

You'll learn about workspace layout, specialized tools and techniques, whitesmithing, toolmaking, and locksmithing. The author doesn't just show you how things are done, he also shares tips on how they can be done better.

With a focus on crafting early high-quality kitchen utensils, fireplace tools, locks keys, and decorative ironware like hinges, hasps, latches, bolts, hooks, and springs, this manual is perfect for students and professional and semi-professional smiths alike. Get ready to learn from the best!

Be sure to check out our blog on The Artistery of the Blacksmith

Specifications

  • 8 1/2" X 11"
  • 134 pages
  • Softcover

CONTENTS:

INTRODUCTION

  • The Main Forge Area
  • The Anvil
  • The Secondary Forge Area
  • The Bench ARea
  • The Bickern
  • The Hand Hammer
  • Hammer Control
  • Anvil Tools
  • The Power Hammer
  • Bench Tools
  • Chasing Tools
  • Rivet Cutter
  • Staple Bender
  • Bender for Candlestand Legs

PUNCH AND DIE WORK

  • The Hand Punch
  • Working with Tools Steels
  • Punch and Die Making
  • Notching Punch for Sheet Steel
  • Cold-Forming with the Hand Punch

WHITESMITHING

  • Flesh Fork
  • Kitchen Ladle
  • Swivel Toaster
  • Rush Light with Box Joint
  • Pipe Tongs, American
  • Pipe Tongs, English
  • Standing Broiler

FIREPLACE IRONWORK

  • Faceted Knob Andirons
  • Fire Shovel
  • Fire Tongs
  • Fire Fork
  • Fireplace Crane
  • Rush Light Floor Stand

HARDWARE

  • Stagehorn Hings
  • Hings Pintles
  • Hinge-Eye Bender
  • Strap Hinge Offset Bender
  • Die for Rolled Hinge yeyes
  • Hinge-Butt Centering Jig
  • Welded hasp
  • Slotted hasp
  • Forging in Spring Dies
  • Ring Latch
  • Spring Bolts
  • Rat-Tail Keeper for Latch Bar
  • Forming Welded Wire Rings
  • Forming Split Eyes
  • Bending Split Eyes
  • Jig for Bending Offsets in Flat Stock
  • Forging Templates
  • Tinning
  • Forming and Tempering Small Springs
  • Norfolk Latch

LOCK WORK

  • English Iron Rim Lock
  • Stock Lock
  • German Iron Rim Lock
  • German Lever Latch
  • Padlock

GLOSSARY

SOURCES OF SUPPLIES

INDEX

 

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