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New Edge of the Anvil
A Resource Book for the Blacksmith

Jack Andrews

This book is a tool for blacksmiths. With drawings, photographs and charts it describes the forging processes of heating, upsetting, drawing out, forge welding, metallurgy and tool making. It explains the process of design, the use of a computer in metal design, how to set up a business and manage it. Providing an inspiration for all artist-blacksmiths are portfolios of the wrought iron work of Martin Rose and Samuel Yellin, two of America's premier metalworkers of the past.


To further inspire and to show the new focus of blacksmithing in the metal arts, six contemporary metalworkers show a series of demonstration pieces of their iron work. This 256 page book is bound with an improved binding system (Otabind) that allows the pages to lay flat.

256 pages, Paperback, B&W, 8" x 10", 1994
Order Number: AP-SJ092..........$25.00

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