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The Blacksmith
Ironworker and Farrier

Aldren A. Watson

Filled with absorbing information and illustrated throughout, this history-plus-craft book describes the tools and technique of the blacksmith, paying tribute to the skill and ingenuity of this versatile 19th century American craftsman.


This blacksmith’s roles as hardware maker, farrier, and village handyman are vividly portrayed in the lively text and exceptional illustrations. Methods for fullering, upsetting, and welding wrought iron are clearly explained, as well as the construction of latches, ice tongs, chains, and a wealth of iron fittings.

 185 pages, Paperback, B&W, 7.5" x 10", 2000
Order Number: SJ244...........$21.95

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