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The Backyard Blacksmith
The Backyard Blacksmith
The Backyard Blacksmith
The Backyard Blacksmith
The Backyard Blacksmith

The Backyard Blacksmith

Product ID : 11309789


Galleon Product ID 11309789
UPC / ISBN 783324815276 / 0785825673
Shipping Weight 1.98 lbs
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Binding: Hardcover
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Manufacturer Crestline Books
Shipping Dimension 10.35 x 8.27 x 0.71 inches
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Author Lorelei Sims
Brand Sims Lorelei
Edition 7.2.2009
Number Of Pages 174
Package Quantity 1
Publication Date 2009-08-01
UPC 783324815276
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About The Backyard Blacksmith

Product Description The Backyard Blacksmith shows you how—with some patience and a working knowledge of metals, basic tools, and techniques—blacksmithing can be easy to learn, and a rewarding hobby. Through instructions and illustrations, readers will learn to make simple tools and useful items, such as nails, hinges, and handles, and also an interesting mix of artful projects, such letter openers, door knockers, and botanical ornaments. Written by an expert in blacksmith and metal artist, this book provides readers with a basic understanding of blacksmithing, including an explanation of tools like an anvil, an anvil stand, hammers, and tongs. Heating techniques, like coal forging and fire tending are explained in detail, along with different types of metal, like wrought iron, cast iron, and steel.The Backyard Blacksmith walks readers through step-by-step, illustrated projects including hooks, door and gate pulls, wall-mounted hooks, knockers, racks, and more. These expert blacksmithing lessons come to life with full-color photography to illustrate the steps and provide a better understanding of the text. With this book, beginning blacksmiths can learn to turn metal from its raw shape into something useful and beautiful to behold. From the Back Cover There is an increasing interest and revival in the art of blacksmithing as a hobby and art, and both men and women are becoming at-home blacksmiths. Blacksmithing is a simple, rewarding craft anyone can enjoy in their backyard or home workshop?even beginners can produce useful and beautiful projects on their first try. "The Backyard Blacksmith" shows you how blacksmithing can be easy to learn, and a rewarding hobby (with some patience and a working knowledge of metals, basic tools, and techniques). Through instructions and illustrations, readers will learn to make simple tools and useful items, such as nails, hinges, and handles, and also an interesting mix of artful projects, such letter openers, door knockers and botanical ornaments. About the Author Lorelei Sims is a blacksmith and metalworking artist, and the owner of Five Points Blacksmith Shop in Charleston, Illinois. For examples of her work, see her website blacksmithchic.com.