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This is a good book, with a lot of information.
I have or have read ALL of the popular books on blacksmithing and this is still one of my favorites, certainly my favorite beginner-intermediate one.
This book covers a wide spectrum of the craft, from building a forge fire, using a hammer properly, shaping and tempering metal.
I owned all three books at one time. Not only that, but I have made many tools using Weyger's instructions, including a wood lathe which I used to make custom turnings for a... Read morePublished 11 days ago by PYDOG
Decent book, nothing to write home about, lots of good B&W cartoon style drawings, very few actual pictures, very little in depth blacksmithing information, not much of a book for... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Irvin Smith
Good practical advice from novice to expert projects. Covers the need for basic shop tools and setup to advanced techniques.Published 1 month ago by In Rust We Trust
I owned this book before but gave it to a friend and then decided I needed one of my own. I purchased another one for my own shelves. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Aaron Auchmoody
Alexander Weygers was a twentieth Century renaissance man. He was a brilliant and highly skilled artists, printmaker, sculptor in wood and stone, machinist, and blacksmith, who... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael J. Edelman
Probably one of the best overall introductions to Blacksmithing and tool making on the market. A great many books are totally technical, but Weygers gives more of a feel for the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Village Lightsmith
I wish that I had bought it thirty years ago. Learned it the hard way. And it did hurt much.Published 5 months ago by Ants Peeker
Combines three volumes in one. Starts from scratch. Build a pair of tongs from scrap metal and use them to make you next tool. Bootstrap your way to a full shop.Published 6 months ago by TIM KOENIG