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Author: Jerry Darnell.

This spiral bound book is by our next-door-neighbor blacksmith at Mill Creek Forge.   Jerry has a lot of knowledge and has taught blacksmithing classes for over 22 years at John C. Campbell Folk School and at various conferences throughout the US, for which he developed these step-by-step directions for making various 18th century items.  As he has aged, Jerry has worried that the knowledge he has will simply be lost, so he is beginning to compile books of his project directions.  This is the first volume in a planned series. 

As you can see in the photo, these are presented exactly as Jerry has them, handwritten and with Jerry's own sketches. This is meant to be an informational book for blacksmiths and for others interested in how old ironwork was made.  It is not a slick fancy book.

This first volume includes directions for making 21 different colonial lighting implements, 25 pieces of iron hearth equipment, 10 different early American hardware items, and 7 brackets and hooks.   The book contains projects with a mix of skill level, simple to advanced.

Jerry is one of the top blacksmiths in this country today, and this is a must-have for anyone interested in recreating 18th century forged ironwork, beginner or advanced.  It is ideal as a reference for blacksmiths at historic sites.

We are not selling this at any profit, so that the information can be shared as inexpensively as possible. 

Illustrated with drawings.

Published 2013, 175 pages.

NEW, softcover edition.

Projects included:   Adjustable Pendant Light,   Rush/Taper Burner,   2-Light Lamp,   English Table Lamp,   Sticking Tommie,   Trammeled Grease Light,   Primitive Pendant Light,   Rush/Candle Table Lamp,   Sliding Table Light,   6-Arm Chandelier,   Staircase Chandelier,   Chamber Stick,   18th Century Desk Light,   4-Arm Chandelier,   Cruise/Betty Lamp Holder,   Small Meat Rack/Broiler,   Larkspit/Broiler,   4-Bar Gridiron,   Small fire/Ember Tongs,   Serpentine Trivet,   Standing Broiler,   Kettle Tilter,   2-Tine Log Fork,   Fireplace Crane,   3-Ring Pipe Kiln,   Skewer Holder,   Side Crane,   3-Legged Spider,   Footed Trivet,   Meat Rack,   Gresset,   English Pipe Tongs,   Keyhole Spatula,   Chain Trammel,  One-piece Fire Shovel,   Welded Trivet,   Heart-Handled Trivet,   Dangle Spit with Governor,   NC Foothills Andirons,   5-Bar Gridiron,   English Bean Finial Strap Hinge,   Shutter Pintle,   Bean Swivel Latch,   5-Piece Weeping Heart Suffolk Latch,   Welded Pintle,   Cabinet Latch,   Norfolk Latch,   Cockheaded Butt Plate,   Bird's Beak Strap Hinge,   Keyhole Plate Latch,   3-Hook Utensil Bracket,   Kettle Hook/Hanger,   Gate Hooks,   Trace Chain Hook,   Jam Hook/Corner Nook,   Pot Lid Lifter,   and Lug Pole Hook.




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