Learn Blacksmithing with Mark Aspery’s bestselling book – Mastering the Fundamentals of Blacksmithing. This is an expanded collection of course text from the author’s own blacksmith school. This book represents 120 hours of student learning in a project based home workshop environment. The author leads the student from the basic tenets of blacksmithing through to more complex projects step-by-step. An emphasis is placed on guiding the smith through making, heat treating and using his/her own tools throughout the book. Each project builds upon the last. Mastering the Fundamentals of Blacksmithing starts with the laws and principles of blacksmithing and has a good section on working safely within the smithy.
This is a large (8 1/2″ x 11″) hardcover book of 304 pages with 1200 photos!
This is the first volume of 3 planned instructional text books from the author.
- Mastering the Fundamentals of Leafwork
- Mastering the Fundamentals of Traditional Joinery by Mark Aspery
- Mark Aspery 3 Vol Set: Mastering the Fundamentals of Blacksmithing, Leafwork, and Traditional Joinery
With over three decades of professional forging experience, Mark Aspery has emerged as a highly respected teacher in the craft, achieving global recognition as a Master Smith. His classes, which often emphasize the creation of essential tools for specific projects, transcend mere instructional content. Mark has authored multiple books and produced videos, offering a wealth of suitable projects tailored for blacksmiths of varying skill levels.