This vintage book contains a collection of articles on the subject of blacksmithing, many of which were originally to be found in "The Blacksmith and Wheelwright". With information on a range of topics ranging from the use of tools to forging iron, this volume will be of considerable value to modern blacksmiths and those with an interest in the history and development of blacksmithing. Contents include: "Blacksmith Tools", "Their Preservation", "Bench Tools", "Blacksmith Tongs", "How to Make a Pair of Common Tongs", "Tools for Farrier Work", "A Tool for Holding Plow Bolts", "Wrenches", "Welding, Brazing and Soldering", "Steel and its Uses", "Forging Iron", "Making Chain Swivels", "Plow Work", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on blacksmithing.