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The Blacksmiths Compendium

This is a collection of mailing list postings gleaned primarily from ABANA's "TheForge" mailing list. You could consider this an FAQ, except that it has been organized in a different fashion. Before reading or using any of the material posted here, please read the disclaimer .

Threads of discussion have been pieced together from hundreds of postings and organized into a single document (according to topic). If you find an error or would like to make an addition to the contents of the compendium, please contact the Webmaster through the "Contact" link at the top of each page.

Our thanks and gratitude to the many talented and knowledgeable individuals who have so freely shared this information with the world through the medium of the Internet. Contributors to the forums of "TheForge", "ArtMetal" or similar mailing lists, insure that the metal working crafts, skills and forms of artistic expression will live on into the 21st century.


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1 Steel: General Historical Types Multiple Contributors
2 How To Get Started In Blacksmithing Joe Urbano
3 Making Tools From Ball Peen Hammers Clay Spencer
4 Forging Cable Damascus Multiple Contributors
5 Coal - A Brief Primer Dave B.
6 Making Socketed Chisels Multiple Contributors
7 Chain Mail Multiple Contributors
8 Working With Cast Iron Multiple Contributors
9 Forge Brazing Multiple Contributors
10 Forging Brass and Bronze Multiple Contributors
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