Cover art for Book of Forging: Basic Techniques and Examples
Schiffer Publishing, August 2019
Hardcover, 160 pages
23.1cm × 20.6cm

Book of Forging: Basic Techniques and Examples

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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. AUTHOR: Karl Gissing is a master smith based in Europe. SELLING POINTS: Perfect for beginners-focuses on all aspects of forging, with 450+ photos Overview on tools, techniques, forging methods, and metal chemistry Includes a gallery of 44 finished items for inspiration 452 colour images

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