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The Artist Blacksmith: Design and Techniques

Parkinson, Peter

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ISBN 10: 1861264283 / ISBN 13: 9781861264282
Published by Crowood Press
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2001. Hardcover. This is a handbook for anyone interested in bringing a creative, contemporary approach to the ancient craft of blacksmithing, and for those already hooked who want to improve and expand their skills. Num Pages: 160 pages, diagrams, 200 colour photos. BIC Classification: AFT; WF. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 266 x 225 x 16. Weight in Grams: 826. Design and Techniques. 160 pages, diagrams, 200 colour photos. This is a handbook for anyone interested in bringing a creative, contemporary approach to the ancient craft of blacksmithing, and for those already hooked who want to improve and expand their skills. Cateogry: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). BIC Classification: AFT; WF. Dimension: 266 x 225 x 16. Weight: 820. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781861264282

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Title: The Artist Blacksmith: Design and Techniques

Publisher: Crowood Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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The Artist Blacksmith is the essential handbook for anyone interested in bringing a creative, contemporary approach to this ancient craft, and for those already hooked who want to improve and expand their skills. Topics covered include the range and use of tools and materials; fundamental blacksmithing processes; working at the anvil; drawing down, bending, upsetting, and spreading; hot cutting; punching; and finally, twisting and joining. Illustrated with over 200 diagrams and photographs, The Artist Blacksmith will provide an introduction to the beginner and valuable information for the more experienced smith looking to expand their workshop.

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Peter Parkinson has spent a lifetime working as a designer and maker. He studied Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art. In 1979 he discovered blacksmithing and set up his first workshop. From here he initiated a BA course in Metals and taught a new generation of young blacksmiths before leaving his teaching to become a full-time artist blacksmith. Resident - Bordon, Hants

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