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Basic Blacksmithing
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Tools and equipment - a range of blacksmithing tools and equipment and what they are used for; raw materials - the uses of a range of raw materials commonly used by blacksmiths in rural areas; blacksmithing techniques - the basic techniques used by the blacksmith and information about forging temperatures and heat treatment; making your own tools - step-by-step instructions on how to make the following tools (round punch, hot chisel, cold chisel, tongs, hot and cold sets, fullers and hammers); products - step-by-step instructions on how to make axes, hoes, knives and sickles; setting up a workshop - hints for those who wish to set up their own workshop, including how to make bellows, hearths and anvils. Appendix: forged tools for the carpenter - step-by-step instructions for making chisels, plane irons and a carpenter's brace and bit.

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David Harries has been involved in development technology for the past eight years, and during this time has lived and worked in West and Southern Africa.

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