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Book Reviews by Chris Holt


The Home Blacksmith, Ryan Ridgeway, Lumina Media, 2016, softcover, pps. 224.  

This publication covers a wide, wide range of subjects relating to blacksmithing.  Not only are there 40 projects outlined in this book, but also tooling to make, tempering, safety tips, and shop set up suggestions.  There is probably something in this book that will answer questions you may have.  It is a good overview of the subject of blacksmithing.  One chapter, “Selling Your Items”, plainly speaks about the issues regarding selling blacksmith items.  It is a chapter worth reading for those that would like to pursue the marketplace.  This is a good book to have on hand for reference and also for those individuals that are new to the subject.  



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