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BEST Blacksmithing Books That Will Hook You

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.

The DIY Blacksmithing Book (Blacksmith Books) (Volume 1) (2015)

 BEST Blacksmithing Books That Will Hook YouHow 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?
Author(s): Terran Marks

Forged a Guide to Becoming a Blacksmith (2017)

 BEST Blacksmithing Books That Will Hook YouBlacksmithing, “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.
Author(s): Liam Hoffman , Justen Cimino, et al.

Frankenhammer Build Manual (2014)

 BEST Blacksmithing Books That Will Hook YouThe 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.
Author(s): Norm Tucker

Farm Blacksmithing (2018)

 BEST Blacksmithing Books That Will Hook YouFarm 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 ?
Author(s): J. M. Drew

A Blacksmithing Primer: A Course in Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing (2004)

 BEST Blacksmithing Books That Will Hook YouVirtually 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.
Author(s): Randy McDaniel

Civil War Blacksmithing: Constructing Cannon Wheels, Traveling Forge, Knives, and Other Projects and Information (2010)

 BEST Blacksmithing Books That Will Hook YouThis 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.
Author(s): Mr. David Michael Einhorn

The Complete Modern Blacksmith (1997)

 BEST Blacksmithing Books That Will Hook YouDesign, 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.
Author(s): Alexander Weygers

Basic Blacksmithing: Blacksmithing the Australian Way (2017)

 BEST Blacksmithing Books That Will Hook YouBlacksmithing 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.
Author(s): Roger Goetze

Blacksmithing Projects (2006)

 BEST Blacksmithing Books That Will Hook YouIs 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.
Author(s): Percy W. Blandford

Practical Blacksmithing and Metalworking (1988)

 BEST Blacksmithing Books That Will Hook YouBlacksmithing 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.
Author(s): Percy W. Blandford

Best Blacksmithing Books That Will Hook You

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some blacksmithing books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Blacksmithing Made Easy: Comprehensive Forging for Beginners Guide on How to Master the Art of Bladesmithing

Author(s): Prince, Charles
ID: 2895502, Publisher: , Year: 2021, Size: 8 Mb, Format: epub

Blacksmithing Book for Beginners: Learn How to Forge 15 Easy Blacksmith Projects with Step By Step User Guide Plus Tips, Tools and Techniques to Get You Started

Author(s): Luke Wade
ID: 3400579, Publisher: Luke Wade, Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

Blacksmithing: The Ultimate Blacksmithing Techniques Guide

Author(s): Benji Grayhound
ID: 3400844, Publisher: Self Publisher, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

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.

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