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Matthew Hargis

Best book for a beginner

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I just checked out a book that my local library recently purchased. I think I'm the first person to have checked it out truthfully. 

 The Everyday Blacksmith (Learn to forge 55 simple projects. By Nicholas Wicks ISBN 978-1-63159-712-1. 160 pages. $24.99 Quarry publications. 

 It's a good place to start. I thought I'd mention it as I'd never heard it referenced before. It's first printing was 2019. 

Pnut

 

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Is it a project driven teaching book rather than a skills driven one?  If so; I may have to look into it as I find that students seem to learn better when they make something they can use.

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On 7/24/2020 at 10:36 AM, ThomasPowers said:

Is it a project driven teaching book rather than a skills driven one

Yes, when it cools off some I'm going to start working on a few of them.  The author does assume the reader has a basic grasp of the eight basic techniques. The author doesn't explain tapers or punching etc so it's not for a complete beginner. It would be a great book after a class covering the basic techniques.  I am enjoying it. 

Pnut

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