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The Blacksmith’s Project Book and The New Spruce Forge Manual of Locksmithing (Two Book Set)


Original price was: $95.90.Current price is: $76.75.

These two beautiful and instructive blacksmithing books are the perfect source of inspiration for any smith looking for a challenge and to learn new skills. With 35 blacksmithing projects combined, these two manuals will keep you busy for a very long time.

Both books are hardcover with a layflat binding, with over 1700 color photos and illustrations and just under 600 pages combined.  

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The Blacksmith’s Project Book

“The Blacksmith’s Project Book” presents 20 original intermediate and advanced projects for blacksmiths looking to further hone their skills and learn techniques from European master smiths. This hardcover 248 page book, with over 900 high-quality photos, clearly explains the necessary steps and techniques for completing projects which include metallic fusion, damascening, chromatic finishing techniques, foldforming, patination, sculpture forging, and other interesting topics.

Antonello Rizzo’s first bestselling project book, “Secrets of the Forge”, contained almost 50 original projects by Italian master smiths for beginning and intermediate level blacksmiths. This excellent new book brings the level up a notch and has the intention of also serving as creative fodder for the smiths’ own project designs.

The bonus 21st chapter of this book is a fascinating essay presenting the essayist’s heartfelt thoughts on the restoration of old wrought iron.

You can be sure that there is plenty of material in The Blacksmith’s Project Book that will be of great interest to any practicing blacksmith.

The New Spruce Forge Manual of Locksmithing

The New Spruce Forge Manual of Locksmithing: A Blacksmith’s Guide to Simple Lock Mechanisms is a totally revised and expanded version of the original work from 1999. This new hardcover edition, at 304 pages and with more than 800 color photos and illustrations, is more than double the size of the original manual. The New Spruce Forge Manual will have great appeal to anyone who has blacksmithing as a hobby or as a profession, to those who repair antique doors, furniture or who make period style furniture, those involved in historical architectural restoration, and also to everyone who has any interest in antique keys, locks and their mechanical mechanisms.

The Spruce Forge Manual is divided into two distinct sections:

Technical Information – This section is a reference manual in itself that covers the specific tools and techniques needed to build all the parts for each lock, as well as providing the information needed to understand the assembly instructions outlined in the second section.

The Locks: Patterns & Instructions – This section provides the plans and detailed instructions for each of the 14 lock projects in this new edition. The clear assembly instructions describe when and how to use the technical information provided in section one.

The authors have maintained their original trademark style that relies on well-illustrated step-by-step instructions that guide you through the whole lock-making process. They have also kept their low-tech approach that demonstrates how to go about creating good work using only a handful of simple tools.

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