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Forge Craft (1913) by Charles Philip Crowe

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Charles Crowe of Ohio State University has returned from 1913 to teach us how the fundamentals of working iron, of being a blacksmith, and of being an artist in iron.

Chapters include the forge, tools, materials used, formed work, hooks and chains, welding, special welds, heat treatment, tool smithing, hardening and carbonizing, temporing and an additional chapter on metallurgy.

You'll learn the basics of bending and welding stock into rings, drawing tapers, forging a corner, and much more. You'll find these same lessons in other books, but here you get action photos taken with the work on the anvil. You'll learn what constitutes the design of a good hand forged chain hook and how to make it. You'll see how unusual welds are used in forged swivel, a hook with eye, a square socket wrench and more. Study the photos and watch two professional blacksmiths forge a cutting tool for a large lathe.

Numerous photos, samples of unusual pieces of work, and the professional tone of the text are the strengths of this book.

Code No. 004808, 175 pages, $21.00

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