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Plain and Ornamental Forging Paperback – October 1, 2000
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On the strength of the content alone, this book is a must have for anyone who is serious about learning the craft. But the strongest endorsement comes from Frank Turley. Turley together with Bealer are considered to be almost entirely responsible for the modern renaissance in smithing. A generation ago almost every smith in the US had learned from Turley or from one of his students. Frank says the he taught himself entirely from this book and still uses it as his primary reference. It's his smithing "bible".
When Bealer died, the Bealer award was created to honor smiths who made a significant contribution to the craft. The blacksmithing equivalent of the Noble prize. Turley was the recipient of the first Bealer award and at the time was told that had he died before Bealer, then Bealer would have been the recipient of the first Turley award.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you are just starting out in blacksmithing, this is an ok elementary book. It is also a good book to add to your library of blacksmithing books. Read morePublished on August 7, 2013 by Tim Timmons
Good beginner book. There is a good section on a blacksmith course with some good instruction on forging. Read morePublished on January 12, 2007 by D. Gaudet