There are countless Blacksmithing courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. The Home Blacksmith: Tools, Techniques, and 40 Practical Projects for the Blacksmith Hobbyist (2016)
As more and more people join the do-it-yourself revolution, they are breathing new life into many time-honored skills and crafts. Blacksmithing is among the trades that are enjoying a resurgence for both practical and artistic uses, yet there is not an abundance of readily accessible information available to beginning blacksmiths to help them get started and understand the craft. Author Ryan Ridgway, a veterinarian and blacksmith with more than fifteen years of metalworking experience, hopes to fill that void with this comprehensive volume geared toward answering the many…
How to build a forge, spend less on an anvil, and start blacksmithing over the weekend. Want to learn how to blacksmith, but don’t know where to start? Is the idea of setting up your own shop causing you to feel overwhelmed? You already know that blacksmithing is one of the least expensive trades as well as one of the most impressive once you know how to do it. The problem? You need to know where to start. In The DIY Blacksmithing Book, you’ll get a step-by-step plan laid out for you along with resources and suggestions for ways to do it all on your own terms for less money. STOP…
3. Forged a Guide to Becoming a Blacksmith (2017)
Blacksmithing, “The king of trades,” is arguably the most enduring craft known to man, a craft virtually synonymous with humankind’s progress since the Bronze Age. This book breaks down blacksmithing’s fascinating, if somewhat daunting, skill set into attainable fundamentals that show you how to become an accomplished smith.My goal is not to teach you how to make a hook or a knife. Rather, I focus on the core aim of becoming a successful blacksmith or weekend hobbyist. What results is a collection of paramount blacksmithing practices and lessons,…
4. Frankenhammer Build Manual (2014)
The Frankenhammer build manual was created to assist blacksmiths, knife/ sword makers, and metal-smiths of all types, with building a heavy duty, reliable mechanical power hammer. These step by step instructions are the product of many hours of research and development along with trial and error to ultimately build a machine that has been tested, used and proven. The end result has been a DIY power hammer that is hard working while designed to last a lifetime. See the original on YouTube by searching “Norm Tuckers power hammer” #588,188 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #291 in Industrial Manufacturing #348…
5. Farm Blacksmithing (2018)
Farm Blacksmithing is a timeless reprint to have in your library. J.M. Drew covers blacksmithing as well as other beneficial farm topics such as horseshoeing the farm horse, splicing rope, and saw blade filing/sharpening. #11,929,317 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #204456 in Crafts & Hobbies (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Virtually every task beginning and intermediate blacksmiths must master is presented in this excellent book. Over 400 detailed drawings help increase comprehension levels. This is a reference manual that will be found lying open on the workbench more often than found on the bookshelf and is highly recommended to anyone swinging a hammer to shape hot metal. This is an excellent introduction to this glorious craft and an excellent resource for advancing your knowledge, skills, and vision for blacksmithing. #70,405 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #29 in Metal Work (Books) #1958 in Engineering (Books)…
7. Civil War Blacksmithing: Constructing Cannon Wheels, Traveling Forge, Knives, and Other Projects and Information (2010)
This is a book likely to appeal to anyone interested in the history and skills of blacksmithing, students of the US Civil War, historical technology buffs, and presenters at living history events. Because modern smiths have become increasingly specialized, it is unlikely that any one author will ever again be able to present this wide range of information in a single book. The book shares some previously unpublished techniques and information obtained from retired wheelwrights who no longer feel the need to protect their trade secrets. This book progresses from an…
8. The Complete Modern Blacksmith (1997)
Design, forge, and fix your own tools, hardware, and household accessories with master craftsman and teacher Alexander G. Weygers. The Complete Modern Blacksmith contains clear, step-by-step instructions and hundreds of the author’s own detailed drawings, bringing scores of time-honored techniques to modern artisans – experienced craftsmen and beginners alike. This unique resource brings together three popular but long-out-of-print classics: • The Modern Blacksmith, which covers everything from developing the correct hammer and body motions…
Blacksmithing is more of an art than a science and as an art form it has declined over the years as technology has taken over the world. But that should not stop the average handyman or craftsman from pursuing this very satisfying hobby. This book is aimed at the beginner, someone just wishing to get started but not really knowing how. So the book takes the reader through the basics of terminology, tooling and building and working a cheap and simple forge. But it also has some information for the more experienced smiths, like steel information and metal finishes; such as plating,…
10. Blacksmithing Projects (2006)
Is blacksmithing a lost art? Not according to this master craftsman. It might be one of the world’s most ancient crafts, but it remains an exciting and essential one today. Percy W. Blandford presents twenty-four different projects: some are for novices, requiring only a few tools, improvised equipment, and a single propane torch; others call for the skill and equipment of an experienced smith. Projects include:Punches and chisels Traditional candlestickDoor latches and boltsGarden toolsWeather vanesFences and railingsTablesWheelbarrow… and many more! A book of ideas and suggestions, rather than an instruction manual on…
11. Practical Blacksmithing and Metalworking (1988)
Blacksmithing and metalworking can be easier than you would imagine. This book shows you how – with some patience and a working knowledge of metals, tools, and techniques – blacksmithing can be a rewarding, inexpensive hobby. Using simple instructions and first-rate, detailed illustrations Blandford makes it easy for the novice to learn this craft, while offering project variations complex enough to challenge even the experienced blacksmith or metalworker. #848,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1092 in Animal Husbandry (Books) #449 in Metal Work (Books) #356 in Pottery & Ceramic Craft…
Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children’s Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Sell Us Your Books Best Books of the Month 1-16 of 976 results for Books : “blacksmithing books” Skip to main search results Books shelved as blacksmithing: The Backyard Blacksmith by Lorelei Sims, Practical Blacksmithing and Metalworking by Percy W. Blandford, The Art of Black Download free educational books about blacksmithing and blacksmithing shop practice. – Collection of public domain books Farm blacksmithing A textbook and problem book for students in agricultural schools and colleges, technical schools, and for farmers (c1921) Devoted To The Preservation And Advancement Of Blacksmithing And To Communication Among Blacksmiths In Missouri And Surrounding Areas. Blacksmith Books – Free Downloads 1892 Illustrated General Catalogue of the Buffalo Forge Co.
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An Ethnoarchaeological Study of the Blacksmithing Technology in Cebu Island, Philippines
Author(s): Gerra, Jocelyn B.
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, Year: 2013, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
Blacksmithing Basics for the Homestead
Author(s): DeLaRonde Joe
Publisher: Gibbs Smith, Year: 2008, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
Blacksmithing basics for the homestead
Author(s): DeLaRonde, Joe
Publisher: Gibbs Smith, Publisher, Year: 2008, Size: 6 Mb, Download: epub
Basic Blacksmithing: An Introduction to Toolmaking
Author(s): David Harries, Bernhard Heer
Publisher: Practical Action, Year: 1993, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
Author(s): M.T. Richardson
Publisher: Weathervane Books, Year: 1978, Size: 52 Mb, Download: pdf
Author(s): Drew, James Meddick
Publisher: Shorey Book Store, Year: 1975, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
Author(s): James M. Drew
Publisher: Cornell University Library, Year: 1901, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly record-breakers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.