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THE BLACKSMITHS GUIDE Metalworking Forging Tools Tempering

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Originally Published by J. F. SALLOWS

If you have any interest in Blacksmithing then this is a great book to have in your collection.

The original edition of this Rare book was printed in 1907


In offering this book to my fellow craftsmen, I do
not wish it to be inferred that I consider myself the
only one who knows how to do the work described in
its pages. In 27 years experience at blacksmithing,
however, working in nearly all kinds of shops, including
horseshoeing, marine, railroad, printing press, sawmill
machinery and automobile shops, I have had opportunities
seldom obtained by the average smith. I
therefore hope that the book will not only help the
young men in the trade, but some of the older blacksmiths
as well ; and since much attention has been
given to the subjects of hardening, tempering, casehardening,
coloring, etc., I believe it will also prove
useful to machinists and toolmakers. Part of the matter
upon these latter subjects was contributed, in somewhat
different form, to the columns of Machinery,
but most of the material is here used for the first time.
Everything in these pages is from actual experience

Inside you will find:

Chapter I. Machine Forging 1
Reading Drawings—Instructions Should be Clear—Arranging
Forges in a Shop—The Anvil Block—Cutting Off
Steel—Heating and Forging—Tongs—Heading Tool
Bending Fork—Bevel Set—Bolts for Planer—Key Puller
—Open End Wrench—Socket Wrench—Spanner Wrench
—Turnbuckle or Swivel—Crankshaft—Making a Square
Corner in Heavy Stock—Making a Double Angle—Directions
for Welding—Scarf Weld—Two Heats to Make a
Weld—Butt Weld—Lap Weld—Cleft Weld—Jump Welding—
Welding a Ring—Welding Solid Ends in Pipe—The
Use of Dutchmen.
Chapter II. Tool Forging 40
Systematic Arrangement of Work—Care in Heating
Patterns—Bevel Set—Cold Chisels—Cape Chisels, Grooving
Chisels, Etc.—Screw Driver—Tools from Files—Cutting-
off Tool—Side Tools—Boring Tool—Threading
Tools — Roughing Tool — Finishing Tools — Centering
Tools—Diamond Point—Round Nose Tool—Brass Turning
Tool—Rock Drill—To Make Tool Steel Rings or
Dies Without Welding.
Chapter III. Hardening and Tempering 66
Proper and Improper Heating—Drawing the Temper

Charcoal Fire—Home-made Oven—Color Charts—Hardening
Cold Chisels—Center Punches—Lathe and Planer
Tools—Hardening Milling Cutters—Hardening Formed
Cutters—Hardening a Thin Cutter—The Treatment of
Reamers—Hardening Taps—Treatment of Punches and
Dies—Threading Die—Treatment of a Broach—Shear
Blades—Hardening Large Rolls—Tempering Springs
Drill Jig Bushings—Tempering a Hammer Head—Tempering
Fine Steel Points—Shrinkage and Expansion—Annealing—
General Directions for Hardening.

Chapter IV. High-Speed Steel 107
To Distinguish High-Speed Steel—Cutting Off High-
Speed Steel—Treating Self-Hardening Steel—Forging
Air-Hardening Steel—Device for Air Hardening—Heating
for Hardening—Hardening with Cyanide—Hardening
Milling Cutters and Other Expensive Tools—Hardening
Long Blades—Annealing High-Speed Steel.
Chapter V. Casehardening and Coloring 118
The Furnace—Packing for Casehardening—Directions
for Casehardening—Tank for Casehardening Work

Tools from Machine Steel—Pack Hardening—Pack
Hardening Long Pieces—Testing Work—Pack Hardening
Thin Cutters—Cyanide Hardening—Mottling and
Coloring—How to Get the Charred Bone and Leather
Coloring with Cyanide—Coloring by Heat Alone.
Chapter VI. Brazing—General Blacksmithing 134
Brazing — Brazing Furnace — Spelter — Directions for
Brazing—Brazing Cast Iron—Brazing a Small Band Saw
—Bending Gas Pipe—To Straighten Thin Sheet Steel
The General Blacksmith and Horse Shoer—Repairing
Plowshares—Shoeing to Prevent Interfering—Horseshoe
Vise—Shoeing for Contracted Feet—Advice to Foremen.
Table of Decimal Equivalents—Reproductions in Colors
Showing Coloring of a Hardened Wrench—Colored Heat
Chart—Colored Temper Chart—Working Drawings of
a Casehardening Furnace.


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