From 1913 comes this incredibly illustrated text that will teach you forge work. You get lots of photographs. The list of illustrations covers fur pages in the front of the book! Photo after photo.
Check out the contents. We reprinted it almost 20 years ago, let it rest, and now have brought it back, most likely for the last time.
If beating iron with a hammer is your thing, add this to your library. You'll like it.
5-1/2 x 8-1/2 soft cover 175 pages
THE FORGE - Heating Place - Oxidation - Placing Tuyeres - Air Pressure - The Fire - Fuels -
TOOLS - Hammers - Anvils Tongs - Swage Fullers - Cutting Tools - Flatter - Set Hammer - Punches - Heading Tools - Sledges - Special Tools
MATERIALS USED - Wrought Iron - Machinery Steel - Crucible Steel - High Speed Steel (Metallurgy-Manufacture-Chemistry)
FORMED WORK - Bending Rings and Curves - Stock Calculation - Allowance for loss in Welding - Ornamental Iron Work - Drawing out and Forging Sections - Drawing Tapers - Forging Angles and Corners - Bolts - Solid Forged - Upset Head - Weld Head - Hand Forged Nuts - Reference Tables
HOOKS AND CHAINS - Design - Calculation of Stock - Hand Forged Chain Hook - Grab Hooks - Gate Hook - Hook Formula - Chain Making - Stock - Tests - Heat Treatment
WELDING - Definition - Fluxes - Butt, Split, Lap, T. Corner, Fagot Weld Ring on Shaft - Eyebolt - Allowance to Weld On - Loss in Welding - Oxidation - Strength - Forging the Weld
SPECIAL WELDS - The Swivel - Rope Hooks - Turn Buckle - Socket Wrench - Shank Weld - Ornaments - Welding Steel to Iron - Using a Flux - Electric Welding - Thermal Welding - Hot Flame Processes - Cost of Welding - Oxidation Value - Introductory Steel Working - Heat Treatment - Temperature Color Names
TOOL SMITHING - The Heating Fire - Proper Heats - Hammering Steel - Cutting Steel - Machine Tool Forging - Clearance Angle - Bent Tools - Offset Edges - Shank Tools - High Speed Tools - Time and Tool Used
HARDENING AND CARBONIZING - Why Steel Hardens - Hardening Crucible Steel - Oxidation Scale Liquid Baths for Heating Steel - Effects of Heat on Steel - Examination of Fracture - Right Hardening Heat - Critical Temperature - Recalescence - Cooling Baths - Hardening in Oil - Warping and Cracking - Pack Hardening - High Speed Steel Mushet Steel - Treatment of case Hardening - Carbonizing Materials - Guide for Hardening
TEMPERING - Heat Treatment Summary - Oxidation Color - Graduation of Hardness - Oil Tempering for Tools - Oil Tempered Forgings Liquid Baths and Methods - Case Hardening for Colors - Annealing - The Cooling Rate - Guides for Tempering
METALLOGRAPHY - Drawing Showing Critical points and Recalescence - Theoretical Drawings Showing how Iron and Carbon Mix - Forming Different Structures in Steel - Cryohydrate - Eutectic Alloy - Alpha Iron - Beta Iron - Gamma Iron - Hardenite - Martensite Austenite - Carbide of Iron - Cementite - Pearlite - Sorbite - Troostite
Item #: BK166