Blacksmithing for the Homestead

Blacksmithing for the Homestead


By (author) Joe Delaronde

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  • Publisher: Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 211mm x 231mm x 13mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Layton, UT
  • ISBN 10: 1586857061
  • ISBN 13: 9781586857066
  • Illustrations note: 75 colour
  • Sales rank: 126,651

Product description

Traditional blacksmithing returns to its home roots with this book, which demonstrates the basic skills and techniques needed to make the tools and accoutrements needed for life on the homestead or ranch. The book features easy-to-understand instructions, illustrations and photographs.

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"In 135 pages, you can learn to make your own chisels, nails, skewers, pokers, camp sets, chain links and much more. All taught by a guy who studied blacksmithing under a master German smithy, and has his wares in private collections and museums all over the place."

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Joe DeLaRonde is a master blacksmith. Through detailed but easy-to-understand instructions, illustrations, and photographs, he teaches the basic skills of forging. Here is all the information you need to create artistic yet functional iron hardware and accoutrements for home or ranch, including: o Pokers o Shovels o Tongs o Hooks o Camp Sets o Forks o Spoons/Spatulas o Skewers (Asadas) o Nails o Hinges o Latches o Drawer Pulls o Coat Hooks o Towel Bars o Candleholders o Brooms o Hoes o Crowbars o Awls o Screwdrivers o Chain Links o Chisels o Spud or Pry Bars o Hammers o Adzes o Axes o Knives DeLaRonde started his blacksmithing career 35 years ago as an apprentice under a master German blacksmith. His works are in use around the globe by military personnel and living history enthusiasts, as well as in private collections and museums in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. He continues to work at his shop in Mancos, Colorado, producing some of the finest tomahawks, axes, and knives available on the market today.