A beginner's book on the basics of forging that contains many subjects ranging from tools to techniques. It leads the reader through some more advanced techniques of forge-welding pipe, hooks and more. Blacksmithing is the forging of iron with simple tools and this book is somewhat unusual in that it deals with industrial blacksmithing, rather than equestrian. Shows what you need for equipment, how to do it and instances of what you can make. Great Book! Well illustrated.