This vintage book contains a complete guide to blacksmithing and steel working, with information on all aspects ranging from the correct use of tools and shop equipment to repairing cogs and making a gun. Highly accessible and profusely illustrated, this timeless handbook will be of utility to novice metalworkers and would make for a worthy addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: "The Smith", "There are Smiths and Smiths", "Intemperance", "Incompetency", "Religion", "A Modern Guild", "Taxation Will Never Raise the Standard of a Mechanic", "Literature", "The Shop", "The Anvil", "Coal Box", "Tool Tables", "The Hammer", "The Sledge", "How to Make a Hammer", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on metal work.