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Forging Colonial Ironwork Vol. IV

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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 fourth volume in the series.  (Eventually there will hopefully be a fifth and final volume.)

These are presented exactly as Jerry has them, handwritten and with Jerry's own sketches. This is meant to be an informational reference book for historic sites, blacksmiths, and for others interested in how old ironwork was made.  It is not a slick fancy book.

This fourth volume includes directions for making 6 different additional colonial lighting implements, 13 additional pieces of iron hearth equipment, 7 more different early American hardware items, and 5 additional  other miscellaneous items.  None of these have been included in Jerry's other three volumes.  The projects in this book cover a range 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 2020.

NEW, softcover edition.

Directions included for:  Trammeled 2-light lamp, Five light table candelabra, Gimbled wall cresset fire basket, Tall floor stand two light lamp, Primitie 4 light hanging lamp, Three light candelabra, English rotary grill, Bird broiler, Salamander on frame, Spit basket for clock jack, Standing spit rack/skewer, Footed grisset, Mulling iron/toddy iron, 7-bar gridiron, Apple roaster, Spit hound, Standing gridiron folding broiler, Hearth toaster, Turn spit, Sword fish cusp door latch, Gate closer with stone weight, 18th century gate latch, 18th century plate latches, Penny scroll top boot scraper, Slide door bolt, Blanket chest hinges, Pot lid lifter, Dough bowl scraper, Utensil bracket, Boot jack, and Candle douser.




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