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 Home Blacksmith: Tools, Techniques, and 40 Practical Projects for the Blacksmith Hobbyist (2016)
- The DIY Blacksmithing Book (Blacksmith Books) (Volume 1) (2015)
- Forged a Guide to Becoming a Blacksmith (2017)
- Frankenhammer Build Manual (2014)
- Farm Blacksmithing (2018)
- A Blacksmithing Primer: A Course in Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing (2004)
- Civil War Blacksmithing: Constructing Cannon Wheels, Traveling Forge, Knives, and Other Projects and Information (2010)
- The Complete Modern Blacksmith (1997)
- Basic Blacksmithing: Blacksmithing the Australian Way (2017)
- Blacksmithing Projects (2006)
- Practical Blacksmithing and Metalworking (1988)
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best Blacksmithing Books That Will Hook You
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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
Author(s): Richardson, M. T
ID: 2755960, Publisher: Chartwell Books;Quayside Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 29 Mb, Format: epub
An Ethnoarchaeological Study of the Blacksmithing Technology in Cebu Island, Philippines
Author(s): Gerra, Jocelyn B.
ID: 1370987, Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, Year: 2013, Size: 7 Mb, Format: 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.