This vintage book contains a complete guide to blacksmithing, with information on and instructions for the correct use of tools and equipment, horseshoeing, carriage and wagon building, and much more. With detailed illustrations and simple directions, this volume will be of considerable utility to novice metalworkers and farriers, and would make for a useful addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: "The Forge-Forge and Blast, Spring Bellows, Care of Bellows, The Anvil, The Hammer, Other Tools", "Operations in Forging-The Fire, Flux, Degrees of Heat, Drawing Down, Set-off, Jumping or Up-setting, Shutting Together, Hardening Steel, Case-Hardening", "Horseshoeing-The Anatomy of the Horse's Foot-The Hoof in General, The Wall, The Sole, The White Line", 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 metalworking.