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Forging Colonial Ironwork Vol. II

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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 second volume he has done. 

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 second volume includes directions for making 17 different additional colonial lighting implements, 36 additional pieces of iron hearth equipment, 5 more different early American hardware items, and 7 additional  brackets and hooks.   The book contains projects for a mix of skill levels, 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 2014, approx. 190 pages.

NEW, softcover edition.

Projects included:   Peerman,   Small English Rush Light,   Rush Pricket,   Bird Cage Light,   Adjustable Work Light,    Four Valve Cruise Lamp,   Standing Rush Light,   Rush/Peerman,   Hanging Cruise Lamp,   Rush Nips,   Table Lamp,   Spiral Light,   1-Light Hanging Lantern,   6-Arm Welded Chandelier,   Table Rush Light,   Candle Stick Sconce,   Game Hook,   2-Ring Pipe Kiln,   Triangle Dangle Spit,   Swivel Toaster,   Pocket Tongs,   Smokers' Companion,   Scottish Broiler,   Scotch Broiler,   Pie Peel,   Larkspit (Bell),   Kitchen Helper,   Kettle Tilter,   Harnen,   Gridiron Sketch 1,   Gridiron Sketch 2,   Gooseneck Andirons,   Fishtail Andirons,   English Ember Tongs,   Dutch Crown,   Brooch Dangle Spit (Small),   Brooch Dangle Spit (Frame), Standing Bird Roaster/Meat Rack,   Adjustable Dangle Spit,   Standing Adjustable Broiler,   5-Tine Broiler,   English Potsway,   NC Andirons,   American Pipe Tongs,   3-Tine Log Fork,   Meat Rack,   Iron Spatula,   Salamander,   Hanging 1-Arm Griddle,   Small Trivet,   Standing Crane,   Box Joint Fireplace Tongs,   "H" hinge and "HL" hinge,   Large Tulip Suffolk Door Latch,   Dutch Heart Strap Hinge,   Tat-tail Cabinet Hinges,   Plate Latch,   Barn Beam Hook,   Pot Hooks,   Betty/Cruise Light Hanger,   Fan Fern Cruise Light Hanger,   Hitching Post Ring,   Wavy Bar Utensil Hanger,   and Adjustable Hearth Chain.




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