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Blacksmithing

The Sophisticated Art of Blacksmithing
Narrated by: Nicholas Santasier
Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
Categories: Self Development, How-To
4.5 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An elaborate guide to the basics of blacksmithing.

The basics are all explained in this easy guide for the beginner who is looking for a new hobby or passion. Blacksmithing is a lot of fun, and the ancient trade hasn't been lost to those who are interested in it. Learn, among others:

  • Which materials to use and which not to use
  • Fundamentals, techniques, and tips to perfect the skills
  • All about connecting metals, hardening, tempering, and chiseling
  • The difference between hot and cold chisels and how to apply them
  • Hammer tips, as well as anvil, tongs, and other materials to master and understand
  • Safety precautions for the careful handicraft person

Curious yet? Then don't wait and start listening so you don't have to remain in the dark. Save yourself the time and learn from what worked for me. I will see you in the first chapter!

©2017 Arthur Livingston (P)2017 Arthur Livingston

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More editing with audiobook

reader drops the "F" bomb when he makes a mistake and says
"Back in the back in the medieval times, charcoal and charcoal residue called coke, are primarily used to fuel the F*(k."
the sentence is then corrected saying Forge.
It did catch me off guard and made me laugh.

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Hard to stay awake

narrator had a voice that I struggled with
narrator had a voice that I struggled with

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Informative and Simple

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's brief but interesting and easily digested. Comes with a fair amount projects that walk you step by step through creating some of your own tools. A very good jumping off point for anyone looking to begin blacksmithing.

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Enjoyed the listen, minus the language edit

very informative, but dropping the "f" word without an edit is unacceptable. Listen for yourself

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You said "fuck"

I think 8 minutes in, around the beginning anyway, not sure if you can fix it but I figured I'd let you know.
The book was good otherwise.

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Content is basic, but good.

The content is very high level blacksmithing information. The plans/instructions for tools in the end would be better in print than audio format. I didn't particularly care for the narrator. Often his diction and the inflection in his voice would throw me off as he would end a declarative statement as if it were a question or he wasn't sure.

Overall ok, but wish it had more than an hour of content to be worth a credit.

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Great read for begginers

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Leading me to believe that he has been in the trade long enough to know how to teach it. I am not a beginner but I felt like I walked away from reading this with more knowledge than I began.

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Very good guide

Where does Blacksmithing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is in the first position i loved it..

What was one of the most memorable moments of Blacksmithing?

A good book for as far as it goes. It touches on all the basics a beginner needs to know, but in some cases it doesn't do much more than touch.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listened it by 2 sittings think so..

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This book will give you a good rough outline, but you'll need to find something, or better yet someone else to fill in the gaps. This is a very good short book of the basics. There is a lot of steps that everyone needs.

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Great beginners guide!

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I've learn a lot from this book which I think it made me more broad minded and know some forges which I can use. This book is definitely a guide for newbie. Nice book.

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If you could sum up Blacksmithing in three words, what would they be?

Helpful book

What other book might you compare Blacksmithing to and why?

Nothing to be compared of.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

NO

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Great. This is a beginner's guide about Blacksmithing. First time I listen this quality book. However, I am content with this book. It was truly extraordinary book. The writer made an incredible showing with regards to by this book. Recommended.

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  • mashaziya
  • 10-14-17

Great beginners guide!

I've learn a lot from this book which I think it made me more broad minded and know some forges which I can use. This book is definitely a guide for newbie. Nice book.

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  • jency
  • 10-05-17

Become a millionaire

The ultimate guide to make beautiful patterns and become a professional blacksmith. I know some people around me who started this business from a garage and have become millionaires.

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  • patrick
  • 10-05-17

Fantastic book. Highly recommended.

This is just a good book, it is really a good buy. Google the author to really get a idea of his experience and that experience is reflected in these books , full of good illustrations that match the paragraphs almost like he is teaching you right there by example and words . The author was a teacher of art for years and the book lay out matches that experience, I wish most how to books were written this way . A real joy to listen and learn from .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-07-17

excellent thanks

love it it was a good lison wood recamed it two all start ing blacksmithing