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The Blacksmith’s Cookbook: Recipes in Iron by Francis Whitaker

SKU: 9781936013067

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The Blacksmith’s cookbook by Francis Whitaker is an essential blacksmith book for learning traditional blacksmithing skills and techniques! It delves into the significance of the firepot as the forge’s heart, crucial for achieving the right heat. The author provides lists covering forge equipment, Smithy tools, techniques, projects, and the necessary ingredients for success.

Softcover, 153 pages, fully illustrated

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The Blacksmith’s cookbook by Francis Whitaker is an essential blacksmith book for learning traditional blacksmithing skills and techniques! It delves into the significance of the firepot as the forge’s heart, crucial for achieving the right heat. The author provides lists covering forge equipment, Smithy tools, techniques, projects, and the necessary ingredients for success.

Here is a complete description of this book by Whitaker himself: This book is the result of ten years of workshops demonstrations and master classes. The idea of the title for ‘The Blacksmith’s Cookbook’ was to give credit to blacksmith’s wives especially my own. There is a similarity between forges and kitchens basic equipment basic tools and the often exquisite results. A large part of my success is due to the devoted help of my wife and I am sure this applies to many other smiths. F.W.

Softcover, 153 pages, fully illustrated

BOOK REVIEWS

The Blacksmith’s cookbook is an excellent reference for the working blacksmith. Francis Whitaker was the grand old man of modern American blacksmithing. In this book, he has included his own formulas and techniques for the common problems invoved in forging ornamental ironwork. Francis thoroughly discusses forges and forge equipment, tools for the smithy, and basic blacksmithing operations and how they are best performed. All this is filtered through his many decades of hand-on experience at the highest levels of blacksmithing. I especially enjoyed this book because Francis was an opinionated, crusty old blacksmith and his persistent, forceful personality shines through in living color! – John Crouchet, Texas

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Weight 3.2 lbs
Author(s)

Publisher

Blue Moon

Pages

153

Binding

Softcover