This vintage book contains a detailed guide to drop-forging dies and die-sinking. With authentic photographs, helpful illustrations, and a wealth of useful information, this is a volume that will be of considerable utility to novice and apprentice blacksmiths, and one that would make for a valuable addition to collections blacksmithing literature. Contents include: "Laying Out and Machining Operations", "Classes of Drop-forging Dies", "Information Required by the Die-sinker", "Preparation of the Stock", "Laying out the Dies", "The Draft Allowance", "The Allowance for Finish", "Scribing the Outline", "Hand Operations", "Special Operations in Die-Sinking", 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.
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