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Listed below, in alphabetical order, are all the books available from Astragal Press. Click on a title for more information about the book. Or you may SEARCH for a book title. Please check out our SALE BOOKS and our SPECIAL SETS. Books followed by an asterisk (*) are available at dealer discount prices from Astragal Press.


40 Power Tools You Can Make
$50 Knife Shop
101 Knife Designs
507 Mechanical Movements*
1800 Mechanical Movements

A Century of American Sculpture: The Roman Bronze Works Foundry
A Passion for Metal: Reflections and Techniques of a Metal Sculptor
Advertising Openers
A.H. Shipman Bracket Saw Co. 1881*
Albert Paley: Portals & Gates*
American Antique Weather Vanes
American Axes
American Builder's Companion
Am. Cooperage Machinery & Tools*
Am. Foot Power & Hand Power Mach.
American Lathe Builders*
American Levels and Their Makers*
American Level Patents*
American Machinist's Tools*
American Marking Gages*
American Milling Machine Builders*
American Patented Brace 1829-1924*
American Pewterer,The*
Am. Planer, Shaper, Slotter Builders*
American Steam Engine Builders*
American Wrench Makers*
Ancient Carpenter Tools
Antique American Steam Gauge*

Antique Iron
Antique Mining Equipment
Antique Swords & Daggers

Antique Woodworking Tools
Anvils in America
Architectural Ironwork
Art Deco Ironwork and Sculpture
Art Nouveau Ironwork of Austria and Hungary
Art of Basketry
Art of Blacksmithing
Art of Coppersmithing*
Art of the Edge Tool
Art of Mitring & Carpentry and Joinery
for Amateurs
Art of Splitting Stone
Art of Whittling
Artist Blacksmith
Artist-Blacksmith's Craft
Artistry in Iron
Astragal Press T-shirt
Ax Book, The
Axe and Man*

Backyard Blacksmith, The
Backyard Foundry For Home Machinists
Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects
Backyard Lumberjack The Ultimate Guide to Felling, Bucking, Splitting, & Stacking

Backyard Sugarin' A Complete How- To Guide
Barbed Wire The Fence that Changed the West
Barbs, Prongs, Points, Prickers, and Stickers
Barns and Outbuildings
Barns A Close-Up Look
Basic Carpentry & Interior Design Projects for the Home and Garden
Basic Lathework for Home Machinists
Berger Handbook 1900 Handbook and Illustrated Catalogue of the Engineers' and Surveryors' Instruments of Precision
Big Book of Wooden Locks Complete Plans for Nine Working Wooden Locks, The
Bill Epps DVDs
Biodiesel Growing a New Energy Economy
Blacksmithing Basics for the Homestead
Blacksmithing Primer
Blacksmithing Projects
Blacksmithing Techniques: The Basics Explained Step by Step, Complete with 10 Projects
Bladesmithing with Murray Carter Modern Application of Traditional Techniques

Book of Basic Machines
Book of Old-Time Trades and Tools
Boone Blacksmithing Legacy*
Boone Wrought Iron Works
Bridgeport Hardware Manufacturing Corporation Catalogue
Brass Valley: The Fall of an American Industry
Brazing and Soldering
British Planemakers From 1700, 2E*
British Saw and Saw Makers from 1660
British Saws: A History & Collector's Guide
Bronze Sculpture Casting & Patination: Mud, Fire, Metal

Brown & Sharpe Catalog Collection
Buck Brothers 1890 Catalog*
Bugs and Birds - DVD*
Building Dry-Stack Stone Walls
Building With Stone


Calculating on Slide Rule and Disk*
Carriage & Wagon Axles for Horse Drawn Vehicles*
Carriage & Wagon Makers' Machinery
& Tools
Carriage Trimmers Manual*
Casting in Iron, The Art of
Challenge of the Prairie
Chapin Stephens 1914 Catalog*
Chasing and Repousse
Christopher Gabriel & the Tool Trade
in 18th Century London
Chronicle of EAIA Vol. 1-60 DVD*
Civil War Woodworking Vol. I & II
Classic American Locomotives

Classic Lanterns
Classic Period of Am. Toolmaking
Clock Repairing as a Hobby
Coachmakers Illustrated Hand-Book*
Collectible Blowtorches
Collecting Antique Tools*
Collecting Tech*

Colonial Craftsmen

Colonial Silversmith*
Colonial Wrought Iron *
Combat Knives and Knife Combat: Knife Models, Carrying Systems, Combat Techniques
Compass Chronicles

Complete Book of U.S. Military Pocket Knives: From the Revolutionary War to the Present

Complete Dovetail Joints
Complete Metalsmith
Construction & Principle Uses of Mathematical Instruments*
Contemporary Blacksmith
Cooper and His Trade, The
Coulter & Payne Farm Distillery's 101 Uses for Moonshine
Creative Blacksmithing
Creative Metal Forming
Crushed Metal Cuff and Hydraulic Press
Cyril Colnik: Man of Iron

Damascus Steel
Decorative Antique Ironwork
Decorative Architectural Ironwork
Decorative Ironwork of Italy
Decorative Ironwork: Wrought Iron Gratings, Gates and Railings
Decorative Knots
Decorative & Sculptural Ironwork
Designing & Building Minature Areo-Engine
Dictionary of American Hand Tools

Dictionary of Leather Working Tools*
Dictionary of Woodworking Tools*
Direct Metal Sculpture
Directory of Am. Toolmakers CD-ROM *
Diving Tools & Techniques
Dover Stamping Co. 1869*
Driving Horses

Driving Horse-Drawn Carriages

Early Am. Copper, Tin & Brass*
Early European Decorated Tools
Early Logging Tools
Edgar Brandt: Art Deco Ironwork

Engine's Moan, The*
Essential Guide to the Steel Square
Everyday Artifacts

Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife: Collecting Britain's Most Iconic Dagger
Fancy Knives: A Complete Analysis & Introduction to Make Your Own
Farm Blacksmithing
Farm Conveniences
Farm Mechanics
Fasc. World of Early Tools & Trades*
Field Guide to the Makers of Am Wooden Planes*
Fifty Years a Planemaker & User
Fireplace Accessories
Fly Press with John - DVD*


Forge Welding Course with Mark Aspery DVD
Forge Wire Cages and Other 3D Forms for Jewelry

Forged Animal Heads - DVD*
Forged Dovetail Joint with Monica Coyne DVD
Forging a Compass - DVD

Forging a Custom Hinge -DVD
Forging an Iron Chest Lock - DVD
Forging a Socket Chisel- DVD
Forging a Striking Knife -DVD
Forging Basics -DVD
Forging Damascus Steel Knives for Beginners
Forging Japanese Knives for Beginners
From Fire to Form
From Forge and Anvil*

Gas Burners for Forages,
Furnaces, & Kilns*

George Rickey: The Early Works
Golden Age of Ironwork*
Great American Railroad Stories
Greenfield Tool Co. 1872*

Grimshaw on Saws*
Gruber Wagon Works
Guide To Makers of Am. Wood Planes*
Gurley Manual 1874*

H.Chapin 1859 Catalog*
Hammered Copper
Handbook for Ironmongers
Hand Planes for the Modern Shop
Handsaw Catalog Collection*
Handy Farm Devices
Henry Disston & Sons Handbook*
Heritage of English Knives, The
History of Old Time Implement Cos. &
the Wrenches They Issued Vol. I, II, III

History of the First Locomotives in Am.
History of The Logarithmic Slide Rule*
History on the Road
Holtzapffel Vol. I*, II*, III*, V
Home Cheese Making
Homeowner's Complete Guide Chainsaw
Home Blacksmith, The

Homemade Contrivances
Horse-Drawn Days
Horse-Drawn Funeral Vehicles
Horse-Drawn Military, Civilian, Veterinary Ambulance
Horse Drawn Sleighs, 2nd Edition*
Hot Tips for the Blacksmith (DVD)
Houses of St. Augustine
How to Build Animal Housing
How to Cast Metal & Rubber Parts
How to Make a Coopered Wdn Bucket*
How to Swing a Hammer Like a Girl (DVD)
Hydraulic Forging Press for the Blacksmith

Iron Menagerie*
Ironwork Today 1, 2, 3, & 4
Ironwork: Dynamic Details

Italian Ironwork: Medieval: Renaissance: Baroque: Neo Classical

Japanese Knife Sharpening: With Traditional Waterstones
Jeans of the Old West
John Deere Buggies and Wagons

John S. Fray Company 1911 Catalogue

Joseph Breck & Sons' Illustrated Spring Catalogue

A Journey into Florida Railroad History
Julius Schramm*

Kitchen Collectibles*
Knife Mechanisms: just for the Fun of it!*

Knife Sharpening Made Easy

Last Train to Paradise
Leather Braiding
Leaves & Flowers - DVD
Legacy Jewelry Techniques of West Africa

Living Crafts, Historic Tools

Lockback Folding Knife
Low-Cost Pole Building Construction

Made By Hand
Making a Copper Weathervane
Making Full Tang Knives for Beginners
Making Hidden Tang Knives
Making Integral Knives
Making Leather Knife Sheaths
Making Leather Knife Sheaths Vol. 2
Making Leather Knife Sheaths Vol. 3
Making Mobiles
Making Sculpture From Scrap Metal
Making Tongs with Bill Epps - DVD*
Making Traditional Wooden Planes

Making Wood Tools

Mastermyr Find, The*

Measuring, Marking, and Layout

Mechanical Appliances...

Metal Lathe
Metal Projects
Metal Techniques for Craftsmen
Metal Working

Metalsmith Essentials: Master the Jeweler's Saw
Metalworker's Workshop

Mind & Hand
Mid-Victorian Elwell Catalogue*
Millers Falls 1887 Catalog
Milling Machine
Model Building with Brass
Model Engine-Making

Modern Steam Engines*

Mokume gane Jewelry: Make a Bracelet
Mokume gane Jewelry: Make a Pillow Pendant
More Makers of Am. Machinists' Tools*
Motorcycles, Planes, & Revolutions
Mousehole Forge
Mr.Marquois's Most Useful Pair of Scales
Museum of Early American Tools
My Life As Artist-Blacksmith

New Directions in Punched Metal Jewelry

New Edge of the Anvil*
Norris Metal Planes

On Body and Soul
Old-Fashioned Toolmaking
Ore to Axe DVD

Organic Metalworking Volume One - The Grapevine
Ornamental Turning*

Pattern Book of Tools & Hshld Goods*
Pattern Makers Assistant*
Passion and Power
Paul Kebabian
Peck Stow & Wilcox Centennial*

Pedro S. de Movellan: Complete Works

Pioneer Plowmaker*
Plain and Ornamental Forging*
Plane Talk
Planer Truth*
Planning Project Construction
Pocket-Knife Making for Beginners
Pocket-Watch Slide Rules

Point Of It All, The

Pole Building Projects
Practical Blacksmithing, Part 1* & 2*
Practical Carriage Building*
Practical Carriage & Wagon Painting*
Practical Casting
Practical Knots & Ropework
Prairie Lightning
Precision Handcutting of Dovetails
Preston 1909 Catalog*
Price Guide to Antique Tools, 4E*
Prices Realized on Rare
Imprinted American Wooden Planes
Professional Smithing*
Punch & Drift Course with Mark Aspery DVD
Puzzle Projects for Woodworkers

Railroad History on Am. Postage Stamps*

Ready, Set, Weld!
Rebuilding the Little Giant Hammer
Record Tools*
Reinventing the Chicken Coop
Restoring Antique Tools*

Ridiculously Simple Furniture Projects
River of Conflict, River of Dreams

Root Cellars in America
Roy Visits Colonial Williamsburg DVD
The Rule Book*
Russell Jennings Manuf. Co. Catalog*

Samuel Yellin: Metalworker *
Sandusky Tools 1877 Catalog*
Sandusky Tools 1925 Catalog*
Sculpting Traditional Bowls
Self-Sufficiency Handbook
Sharpening and Knife Making
Shirt, Astragal Press
Sheet Metal Skills
Sheet Metal Work
Skills of a Blacksmith
Sledges & Wheeled Vehicles*
Slide Rule: Simplified, Explained...*
Slide Rules: A Journey...*
Slide Rules: Their History...*

Smithing with the Handheld Pneumatic Hammer*
The Soul of a Tree

A Source Book for Rule Collectors
Splicing Wire & Fiber Rope
Stanley Catalog Collection*
Stanley Combination Plane*
Stanley Woodworking Tools
Steel- Toolmaking Strategies & Techs.
Storey's Basic Country Skills
Sword: Myth & Reality: Technology, History, Fighting, Forging, Movie Swords, The

Tales from the Blue Ox*
This Was Logging
This Was Sawmilling
Thomas Wilson's Ironwork Notebooks: Inspiration from a Master
Tinsmith's Helper & Pattern Book*
Tool Chest of Benjamin Seaton*
Tool Tales*
Tools: A Guide for Collectors

Tools Teach
Tools That Built America
Town-Country Old Tools
Tracking and Reading Sign
Turn-of-the-Century Farm Tools
Turning Lathes*

Ult. Guide to Home Butchering
Useful Machine Shop Tools to Make

Universe of Metal Sculpture
The Village Carpenter

Vintage Woodworking Machinery*

Weapons of Warriors
Weekend Woodturning Projects


Whips and Whipmaking
Wild & Wacky Birdhouses & Feeders
Wood Identification & Use
Woodcarving Magic
Wooden Plane*

Wooden Plow Planes*
Woodwork Joints
Woodworkers Guide to Handplanes
Woodwright's Companion
Woodwright's Guide
Woodwright's Shop
Woodwright's Workbook

Working Drawings of Horse Drawn Vehicles
Working with Hand Tools

Yesterday's Farm Tools & Equipment  
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