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Visual Guide to Blacksmithing by Susan Bove is an excellent resource for the beginner blacksmith. This heavily illustrated guide begins by offering practical tips for setting up your own safe and space-efficient shop. Once your shop is ready, the Guide uses hundreds of diagrams and detailed descriptions to lead you through a variety of beginning blacksmithing techniques. These techniques will teach you how to forge your first tools and complete basic projects. Once you have acquired a basic knowledge of smithing and are comfortable with the techniques shown, the Visual Guide to Blacksmithing will help you to hone your skills by adding embellishments and your own individuality and flair to your creations. Chapters are;
A word or two about safety
The shop
Equipment
Essential first tools
Choosing your metal
Techniques for the beginner smith
Making your first tools
getting a handle on things
Making hardware with personality
decorative yet functional smithing
Finishing your creation

Softcover, 241 pages, 150mm x 230mm, b&w drawings, brand new. Check out my other listings for more books Im happy to combine postage where possible. Pickup is at Seddon. Please click here to ask a question
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  • Seller location: Blenheim, Marlborough, NZ

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