Simple and clear instructions, supplemented by step-by-step photography, show how to build a forge, how to make and/or acquire tools, and how to use those tools to create items of lasting beauty and durability.
Get that metal hot and start hammering! Setting up your own forge and crafting everyday items is easier than you might think. Charles McRaven guides you through the process of building a forge from recycled materials, acquiring tools, and learning basic blacksmithing techniques. With simple methods, easy-to-follow photographs, and insightful tips, McCraven opens up your smithing world to endless possibilities. Youll soon be creating items of lasting beauty and durability from iron and steel.
Charles McRaven is a stonemason and blacksmith, nationally known for building and repairing dozens of stone structures and log homes. He has written extensively on stone, including the books Building with Stone and Stonework, and articles for Country Journal, Fine Homebuilding, and many regional magazines. He lectures and conducts workshops and private courses in stone construction. Charles lives in Virginia.
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