by Jock Dempsey
This book has long been a standard for blacksmithing students and is regularly recommended by Frank Turley of
Turley Forge Blacksmithing School, "The Granddaddy of Blacksmithing Schools".
The contents are a fine distilation of technical data along with clear discriptions of the metals and alloys most commonly used in small shops.
I often refer smiths to Machinery's Handbook for this kind of data but Machinery's is not written for the novice.
Metals for Engineering Craftsmen covers the fundamentals of metalurgy from a practical standpoint.
Starting with metals and alloys it then goes on to explain how different alloying ingrediants effect a metal.
Various charts help present information in an understandable manner.
Data from this and other references were used to create our
Temper Color Chart
*The Rural Development Commission / CoSIRA
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Price $21 US