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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 440 pages
  • Publisher: Castle Books; Revised edition edition (Nov. 29 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780785803959
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785803959
  • ASIN: 0785803955
  • Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 14.6 x 3.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 635 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #54,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Alex W. Bealer was an advertising executive in Atlanta, Georgia.  He was a collector of old tools, an expert on old crafts, and a skilled woodworker and blacksmith.  He is the author of The Art of Blacksmithing, Only the Names Remain, The Picture-Skin Story, and The Successful Craftsman.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tom on Dec 10 2003
Format: Hardcover
I read this book after reading the Foxfire book on blacksmithing in my quest to learn more. Bealer goes into great detail about techniques and tools of the trade. I would recomend this book to anybody interested in taking up blacksmithing as a hobby. A word of caution is in order here though; no book can teach you all of this skill. I would recomend, in addition to reading this book, locating a smith or a college with a blacksmithing course near you and talking to them to really learn the trade. That being said, this book is a great and accurate introduction to the art. This book is economical enough that even if you don't pursue blacksmithing as a hobby, you won't be out too much and will still have all of that wonderful knowledge.
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Format: Hardcover
This book is an excellent resource, both for those going into the field, and also for those with an interest in learning more about blacksmithing. Every skill outlined in the book, is backed up with scads of historical information. This book was wonderfly written and a joy to read.
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By justsomeone on July 22 2001
Format: Hardcover
The author was instrumental in reviving the almost-lost art of blacksmithing. He takes the reader through every step of blasmithing from smelting the ore to final product. highly informative, detailed, and easy to read.
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By A Customer on March 12 1998
Format: Hardcover
Everything you need to know about the tools and techniques used by blacksmiths including blueprints and plans for numerous end products, how to set up a shop, build a forge, etc. Over 400 illustrations.
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