Decorative Ironwork

Some aspects of design and technique

Hardcover; 80 pages, B&W photos and diagrams
Size 5-3/4 x 8-3/4 inches
REVIEW  by Jock Dempsey

This is the third in a series covering more advanced techniques as applied to traditional decorative ironwork. The series includes The Blacksmith's Craft, Wrought Ironwork and Decorative Ironwork. These books were created by CoSira to provide texts for teaching and preserving basic rural arts and crafts.

The step-by-step instructions are illustrated by both photographs and detailed scale drawings. The drawings include details of projects and tools. The tool details include a multi-purpose stake, a double ended specialty hammer, special chisels, an anvil horn (bending fork), offsetting and bending tools, a vise dog, and a twisting wrench.
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Fig. 13 Fig. 14
Multi-purpose Stake and Double End Hammer Multi-purpose Stake clamped in vice and Double End Hammer hammer in use. These are several of the tools with detailed drawings included in the book.

See also: Metals for Engineering Craftsmen

Published by:
* The Countryside Agency
London, UK

Distributed in North America by:

Price $26.50 US
ISBN 0861706323
Copyright © 2003 by Jock Dempsey, DEMPSEY'S FORGE
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