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    Default Elementary Wrought Iron

    Elementary Wrought Iron
    J.W. Bollinger
    Originally published by The Bruce Publishing Co.
    Original Copyright©1930,Wireless Press
    Reprint by Lindsay Publications
    ISBN 1-55918-210-5
    ©1998
    Trade paperback , 136 pages


    This is an elementary book on smithing, and general decorative metal arts work. Most likely for the junior and high school industrial arts classes. So it is written in clear and concise terms, with very good descriptions of the equipment, tools and materials and procedures.

    It is divided into 3 sections, the first Materials and Tools with the anvil and forge as a sub section. It isn't an in depth section or explanations of any of it. Just the basics of the materials used and the main tools.

    The next section is headed Operations, which covers 26 operations that are used in the art of decorative metal arts work. Along with being used in general blacksmithing.

    It covers building a coal fire for coke, then cutting, tapering, upsetting, flaring, twisting, making bends over an anvil. Shaping an eye, shaping a ring, making bends with a bending fork, Bending with the use of bending forks and bending scrolls over scroll forms.

    Moves on to raising, rosettes and leaf ornaments. The use of pipe collars was interesting, as a replacement for making a dished wooden block.

    The final two sections of the operation part is drilling, riveting, threading, fastening with clips, (forge) brazing and (forge)welding. Then hardening and tempering tool steel and a short section on finishing.

    The project section is the last part of the book filled with clear drawings with squares as reference for the curved pieces, it is divide into Tools, Articles of furniture and Miscellaneous, Andirons and Fireplace accessories, Candlesticks, Lamps and some fill ins small quickie projects (watch charms or key chain charms).

    From plain items to items that have rosettes and flourishes, the lamp section covers some basic wiring of the lamps, for the most part it is still the same as then with the possibility of the polarized plugs on the ends.*

    Nation builder books Is one source in addition to Lindsay books
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    Default Hand Forging and Wrouight-Iron Ornamental work 1911

    Hand Forging and Wrought-Iron Ornamental work (1911)
    Thomas F. Googerty
    Popular Mechanics Co Publishers
    copyright ©1911
    Reprint copyright ©2005
    Lindsay Publications
    ISBN 1-55918-336-5
    Trade paperback, 196 pages, 122 B&W line drawings

    This is an oldie, but it is a real goodie written in a clear style with a lot of drawings that show the procedures or operations or the finished product. What is different about this one is in the introduction he talks about the spirit of decoration, history of ornamental work,Correct principles in the design, the decorative value of the curve and lines, Inspiration of art and nature, and the differences of mere ornament and not decoration.

    This is one area that is often forgotten as people either write a fact how to book with little or no thought given to the reasoning behind the way things were done, to achieve the beautiful iron work of the past. Rather than some of what is that and why did they do it of today.

    The great ones today spend almost as much time thinking of and designing the concept of the piece. He does cover things other authors take for granted that the person reading the book has a skill set to do the work. One example is the layout of a grille, that has a repeat design on each side of the diagonals.

    In the Equipment chapter, the forge, fire, heating, materials used in forging ( this is mostly a historical section now as the assorted steel have replaced almost all wrought iron ). Which he does cover the basic's on steel and tool steel used in the making of tools. And finally hammers and anvil along with a start on the proper way to draw the iron.

    Working at the forge covers all of the basic processes used to make items. Upsetting, Ramming, Punching, Bending, solid forgings and shrinking Bands.

    Another nice section in this book is the coverage of the assorted types of welding and how they are done is covered in two chapters. Scarf, Lap, T with round iron, T, corner and cross with flat or square stock, jump, butt, rings round and flat, chain, finishing with brazing.

    Twisting, Spirals, Bulbs, Balls and Cubes, banding and riveting. Then on to Scroll work , Giving a brief description of how the drawings are made. Methods of shaping and working the scrolls. Grilles and grille work and welded scroll work.

    Box forgings, which is the bases for items, along with styles of bases and a couple of methods to make them.

    Embossing, Forms in Relief, Leafs and other Ornamental Forms, Rosettes, Bulbs The Acanthus-Leaf design and raised forms and a short description on the proper method of hot oil finishing.

    Drawer-pulls, Hinges, Window fasteners, Scalloping, Door-Keeps, Other-keeps, Hinges and some examples. Door plates, Drawings and dimensions, how to make patterns, practical examples.

    Finishing up with the more involved items lamps of all kinds and styles. Showing the entire method from construction from drawing the pattern to the final fitting. Various forms are illustrated.

    Whether for the beginner, or the practitioner that would like to expand their skill sets .

    You can get it from Nation builder books, or Lindsay technical books.*
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    Smith's Work, a Hasluck's work handbook series
    Paul N Hasluck
    Originally published Cassell & Co
    original copyright© 1899
    Reprinted by Lindsay Publications
    copyright ©2005
    ISBN 1-55918-339-X
    www.lindsaybks.com
    Trade paperback, 156 pgs B&W illustrations and line drawings

    This is another one in the excellent series of “work” books that he did at the turn of the century. Covering a lot of the metal working arts when the field was expanding and the need for trained newcomers was great.

    It is sort of encyclopedia, book for the tools and equipment of smiths work, along with a couple of interesting sections on working wrought iron and the grain pattern directions for different items. Something that modern steels cause less concern today.
    1. Forges and Appliances: Some very nice drawings of a number of different style of forges with the air supply devices, anvils and other items that a smith would find use for. All have a very good description of there uses.
    2. Hand Tools: All the common hand tools and some uncommon ones today, all with nice clear line drawings and illustrations. That aid in making the assorted tools, whether it is tongs in all their shapes and sizes. Hammers, swags, fullers both hand and anvil, to cold and hot cutters.
    3. Drawing Down and Upsetting: is covered with clear drawings.
    4. Welding and Punching: is given a brief description, with the emphasis on the two most important items. Correct heat and cleanliness of the material and fire to do the joining.
    5. Conditions of Work; Principles of Formation: The first part is the types of smithy shops that are worked in a one man shop, a two man shop(smith and helper/striker) and a two man shop with a power hammer now, would have been a steam hammer. The second part is the use of the fibrous nature of wrought for the design of crank shafts, tie rods, eyes and lifting hooks.
    6. Bending and Ring Making
    7. Miscellaneous Examples of Forged work
    8. Cranks, Model Work, and Die Forging: Mostly describing the types of tie rods, levers, bolts and cranks that are used on steam engines.
    9. Home-made Portable Forges: In the round style or rectangular pan styles along with a bellows type of continuous blower style. Given the interest in home shop made forges for solid fuels. These will give one the basics that you can design a very good functioning forge for your use and style.
    10. Manipulating Steel at the Forge: Covers the differences between steel and wrought iron, in there characteristics on material and there workings and forgings along with the drawbacks and benefits of each.

    This is a great primer for those with either a passing interest in the craft or for those that want to expand their knowledge base or practical and practicing smithing.

    It is available at nation builders books or Lindsay books on line.*
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    Default Metalworking Trades in Early America, Henry J Kauffman

    Metalworking Trades in Early America
    Henry J Kauffman
    Copyright ©1995
    Astragal Press
    ISBN 1-879335-58-1
    Trade paperback, 166pages
    originally copyright ©1966
    Charles E Tuttle Co.
    LCCCN 94-74156
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    This is one of many survey's of early American trades, tools and practices that Mr. Kauffman has written on a wide variety of metal smith subjects. Starting from the beginning short after the first ship of
    settlers landed.

    Filled with lots of illustrations of artifacts form the periods discussed for each trade along with photo copies of journals, day books from the people that where in the business. His network of researchers for being Pre computer days. Is amazing, along with his discussions of the over lap of the trades or the miss information about what the trades did. Whitesmithing is one example, today it generally is thought that it was a silversmith. From the advertising in the newspapers of the time it is clear that it was referring to polished/cleaned up iron and steel work. And he points this out with numerous examples.

    The books opens with 3 chapters that set the ground work for the following chapters. The story of the original blast furnace in the country,is the first one. The story of the forge being added too it is the second. And the the third is about the improvements in the casting of iron. That moved our industrial revolution forward.

    Of course the blacksmith was next on the scene, helping the others to follow. It is the longest chapter with 30 pages. Photo's of hardware and other things they made, with some discussions on what type of hardware was popular in what sections of the country at that time. (chapter 4)

    Chapter 5 deals with the Whitesmith, from one advert this whitesmith made doctor's instruments, trusses, trepanning instruments, tooth drawers, locck making, handles for spinning wheels and spindles. Some combined this with scissor and small knife making etc.

    Chapter 6 is the Farrier, at this time separate from blacksmith in most urban locations, in the more rural area's in some adverts he was listed as working for the local blacksmith as at this time the master smith was probably to busy to deal with taking care of the horses needs.

    Chapter 7 is the Edge Toolmaker, which for a time before the mass production of tools by machines. Did a brisk business, making shipwright's,carpenters, and axe's, adze's and draw knives.

    Chapter 8 is the Cutler, who for a time was making all the Household cutting and eating utensils. Along with swords and edged weapons, folding knifes, Scythe and Sickles, saws all kinds of mill grinders and sharpening or dressing of the same.

    Chapter 9 is the Locksmith, who was busy till the mass produced cheap locks came on to the scene, although most seemed to also do other work in the metal working line.

    Chapter 10 is the Gunsmith, who depending on his location may or may not of made everything that went into the guns that he produced. There is proof booth in the artifacts and adverts that they might have used more import Firing lock/trigger mechanisms for the cheap rifles, and purchased the barrels from smiths that were better at the barrel making/welding of the barrels.

    Chapter 11 is the Nailer, there are three types of people that made nails, a blacksmith that made nails when there was a lull in business, as an adjunct income producer. The blacksmith that hired a man that did nothing but make nails if there was a demand for them. Usually turned out to be a lesser skilled smith, either in smithing or business skills. And then the Farmer/Nailer to help augment the meager farming income, that had a small forge, they would get the nail rod form merchants and return nails. The children of some would make great quantities of nail during the winter.

    Chapter 12 is the Wheelwright, because of the iron tires on the wheels and some thing that is often attributed to a blacksmith. The fitting on the Conestoga and other wagons, was separate from the items that blacksmiths might have made in the rural and wild parts of the country. Since the number of the factories along the east side of the country, had people doing certain jobs on all of the wagons they produced, due to the demand.

    Chapter 13, is the Tinsmith, this is another often misunderstood trade as at the time he was working in iron sheet and iron coated with tin. Not the tin can material that many thought, as that is a more recent product. Among all kinds of buckets, and measurers, kitchen devices, doughnut, cake and cookie cutters, weather vanes, tin nursing bottles, lanterns, candle scones, oil lamps to containers to hold and store food stuffs. And the infamous pie safes, and bed and foot warmers. Part of the trouble in sorting out what and when tin items were made is that the types, styles and designs varied little from the first to the recent ones. Add to the fact little if any was decorated, or singed and dated.

    He finishers up with a very extensive index of the book. He doesn't include copper and brass in this survey since he has done a very exhaustive survey on those subjects.
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    American Copper and Brass
    Henry J Kauffman
    Masthof Press
    Original Copyright ©1968
    Copyright ©1995
    ISBN 1-8883294-22-3
    LCN 95-76684
    Hardcover, 288 pages
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    This is another of Mr. Kauffmans surveys of early metal trades. Dealing with the copper smith and brass founder. He covers everything from the first mines in the colonies. And what was the British laws dealing with the found ore and the smelting of it.

    It was supposed to be shipped back home and then the sheet metals and goods bought from merchants in England. Needless to say that, that arrangement didn't work well.

    Along with the growing mining, smelting and foundry business in this country. The turning point was the achievement of rolling the copper sheet sheathings for the ships. Most importantly, was the US Constitution.

    Paul Revere was to achieve universal fame for this achievement, in the early nineteeth century. His involvement was of a short duration.

    He then moves on to detail discussions of the Coppersmith, and Brass founder's each has a separate chapter, covering the business, work, and details of general items.

    The 3rd section of the book deals with the products of the Coppersmith and Brass Founder's. They are divided into main categories, and than further sub-divided into the various types or uses. With the available information, and photo's or drawings of the items. This in some cases has proved difficult with somethings. As they have been scrapped, to make new items. Since all most all had offers to buy old used and damaged items.

    For the Coppersmiths; Kettles were the main group. With all the possible varitions for the other trade groups that used them in their work. Kettles, cooking, brewing, dyers, fish, hatters, and other types.

    Pots and pans, warming, sauce, stew, frying, and coffee pots.

    Stills, since a lot of homes cooked their own.

    Miscellaneous Objects, Sheathing, butter churns, stencils, mugs, ladles and skimmers, measures, lamp fillers, drip pans, funnels, basins, coal hods, pumps, piping, glue pots,Higley coppers(the first local copper coinage, in the colonies), Weathercocks and engraved plates.

    The 4th section is on products of the Brass founder;

    Andirons, bells, gun parts and cannon, molds for casting of pewter objects.

    Miscellaneous objects of cast brass, furniture brasses, door knockers, skillets, tomahawks, lancets, jagging irons,buttons, scientific instruments, steelyards, balances, sundials, lighting devices, clocks, and door locks.

    In the 5th section the business life, business and his dealing are discussed, since his papers as far as his business of Coppersmithing goes.

    The last sections 6 and 7 are two documented lists of Coppersmiths and Brass founders.

    The list includes, their name, residence and date or dates working at the trade.

    He finishes up with a bibliography and a very detailed index. This book along with “The Art of Coppersmithing”, the current available by John Fuller Sr, The Astragal Press , ISBN#1-879335-37-9 My review is in this thread. Will give you a very well rounded idea about and the techniques of the coppersmith.
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    Not sure if it's already been mentioned, but
    The Procedure Handbook of Arc Welding from the James F. Lincoln Foundation has been invaluable to me in school and at work.

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    That is a Book you will never be able to replaced. National Cylinder Gas also made Welder Generators back in the day. My Uncle had 1 he salvaged & got running out of Volcanite Ltd's "bone yard." It put out 600 amps max & had a Kaiser flathead 6 cyl. engine in it. I learned to weld on that machine. I figured I'd drop that bit of info on you since the NCG label just grabbed my eye!!! I even remember welding rods by Chemetron...they carried every rod you could think of back in the day & Uncle Lloyd had unused/unopened 50lb. kegs of 6010, 6011, 6013, 6024, 7018, 7014, etc...they have been used up long ago, but I remember those days like it was only yesterday...
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    Bought this book @ Barnes & Noble in the Ala Moana Shopping Center on Oahu...

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