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The Blacksmith's Craft A Primer of Tools & Methods by Charles McRaven

Discover the Practical Simplicity of Blacksmithing

SETTING UP YOUR OWN FORGE and crafting everyday items is easier than you might think. Charles McRaven, an accomplished blacksmith, guides you step-by-step through the process of building a simple forge from recycled materials, acquiring or crafting the basic tools, and learning the techniques to get you started in blacksmithing. McRaven, who began smithing out of a desire to make his own tools for building and restoring hewn-log homes, demonstrates his simple methods in easy-to-follow photos throughout this book. Working under his tutelage, you'll find yourself encouraged and confidant that you, too, can create items of lasting beauty and durability from iron and steel.

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Charles McRaven teaches blacksmithing workshops around the country, and is the author of several books, including a revision of the late Alex Bealer's classic, The Art of Blacksmithing. An expert in many traditional crafts, McRaven's other books include The Classic Hewn-Log House, Stonework, and Building with Stone.

Code No. 011507, 247 pages, ISBN 1580175937, $30.00

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