Library

The Balcones Forge library contains hundreds of books and videos on almost every aspect of blacksmithing and many related subjects. Any Balcones Forge member is free to check materials out of the library. Because of the extensive number of items, only a limited number of books and videos are brought to the monthly meeting. To ensure you have the item you would like to check out, please fill out the Library Request Form. Email your requests to librarian@balconesforge.org. Your book or video will be available at the following meeting.

Books and videos are to be checked out for a period of only one month. Please bring your checked out items back to the next meeting after receiving them. Limit ~ 2 items per month. This allows everyone access to this outstanding resource.
 
Library
 
Book/Video Title Author
B 101 Things You Can Build From Horseshoes Dohrmann, William F.
B 24 Metalworking Projects Blandford, Percy
B A Blacksmithing Primer 1st edition McDaniel, Randy
B A Blacksmithing Primer, 2nd edition McDaniel, Randy
B A Blacksmith's Craft, The Legacy of Francis Whitaker George Dixon
B A Day in the Life of a Colonial Blacksmith Wilmore, Kathy
B A Heritage in Iron Routson, Rafael
B ABCs of Blacksmithing, The Wolf, Fridolin
B Alfred Habermann, Blacksmith & Designer (Copy
1)
Hephaistos
B Alfred Habermann, Blacksmith & Designer (Copy
2)
Hephaistos
B American Blacksmithing Holstrom and Holford
Spiral Angle Iron Projects, Bill Epps Forges Epps, Bill
B Antique Tools, Our American Heritage McNerney, Kathryn
B Anvils in America Postman, Richard
B Anvil's Ring - 10th Anniversary Issue - Pattern book for Artsmiths ABANA
Spiral Anvil's Ring First Five Years 1973 - 1978 ABANA
M Anvil's Ring, 6 Issues, 1993-1994 ABANA
M Anvil's Ring, 6 Issues, Spring 1988 ABANA
M Anvil's Ring, 6 Issues, Starting Spring 1991 ABANA
M Anvil's Ring, 6 Issues, Starting Summer 1992 ABANA
M Anvil's Ring, 6 Issues, Starting Summer 1995 ABANA
M Anvil's Ring, 6 Issues, Starting Summer 1998 ABANA
M Anvil's Ring, 6 Issues, Starting Winter 1996 ABANA
M Anvil's Ring, Starting Winter 1999 ABANA
B Architectural Ironwork Meilach, Dona
B Art Deco Decorative Ironwork Clouzet, Henri
B Art Deco Ironwork and Sculpture Cook III, S.F. "Jerry" and Skinner, Tina
B Artist-Blacksmith's Craft, The Schramm, Julius
B Art Jewelry Today Meilach, Dona
B Art Nouveau Decorative Ironwork Menton, Theodore
B Art Nouveau Ironwork of Austria and Hungary Santi, Fredrico and John Gacher
B Art of Coppersmithing - A Practical Treatise on Working Sheet Copper into All Forms Fuller, John, Sr.
B Backyard Blacksmith, The (1st Copy) Sims, Lorelei
B Backyard Blacksmith, The (2nd Copy) Sims, Lorelei
B Basics of Style for the Artist-Blacksmith Metzger, Max Professor
B Beads and Beadwork of the American Indians Orchard, William C.
B Beautiful Iron, The Pursuit of Excellence (#1) Whitaker, Francis
B Beautiful Iron, The Pursuit of Excellence (#2) Whitaker, Francis
B Beginning Blacksmithing, One Mississippi Journeyman's View Heath, Robert M.
B Bent Iron Work Hasluck, Paul
Spiral Blacksmithing for Beginners Morre, D. James
B Blacksmith's & Hammerman's Emporium Freund, Douglas
B Blacksmith's Cookbook, Recipes in Iron Whitaker, Francis
J Blacksmith's Journal Vol 01 Hoffman Publishing
J Blacksmith's Journal Vol 02 Hoffman Publishing
J Blacksmith's Journal Vol 03 Hoffman Publishing
J Blacksmith's Journal Vol 04 Hoffman Publishing
J Blacksmith's Journal Vol 04 (2nd Copy) Hoffman Publishing
J Blacksmith's Journal Vol 05 Hoffman Publishing
J Blacksmith's Journal Vol 07 Hoffman Publishing
J Blacksmith's Journal Vol 08 (1st Copy) Hoffman Publishing
J Blacksmith's Journal Vol 08 (2nd Copy) Hoffman Publishing
J Blacksmith's Journal Vol 09 (1st Copy) Hoffman Publishing
J Blacksmith's Journal Vol 09 (2nd Copy) Hoffman Publishing
J Blacksmith's Journal Vol 10 Hoffman Publishing
J Blacksmith's Journal Vol 12 Hoffman Publishing
J Blacksmith's Journal Vol 13 Hoffman Publishing
J Blacksmith's Journal Vol 15 Hoffman Publishing
J Blacksmith's Journal Vol 17 Hoffman Publishing
J Blacksmith's Journal Vol 18 Hoffman Publishing
B Blacksmith's Manual Illustrated Lillico, JW
B Chasing, Ancient Metalworking Technique with Modern Applications, 2nd Edition Lewis, Marcia
B Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork Chatwin, Amina
Cat Cincinatti Tool Steel Catalogue CTS Company
B Classic Wrought Ironwork, Patterns and Designs Smith, Tunstall and Christopher Woodbridge
Spiral Coal Forge Handbook ABANA & S. McGehee
B Complete Metalsmith, The McCreight, Tim
B Colonial Wrought Iron: The Sorber Collection Plummer, Don
B Conestoga Wagon - Masterpiece of the Blacksmith Reist, Arthur L.
B Decorative & Sculptural Ironwork Meilach, Dona
B Decorative Antique Ironwork - A Pictoral Treasure Dallemagne, Henry Rene
B Decorative Architectural Ironwork Stuart, Diana
B Decorative Ironwork Campbell, Marian
B Decorative Wrought Ironwork - Projects for Beginners Googerty, Thomas F.
B Descriptive Drawing for Metalwork (1 of 2) Baum, Rudolf
B Descriptive Drawing for Metalwork, Workbook (2 of 2) Baum, Rudolf
B Designs & Products of the Forge (Copy 1) Zimmer, C.
B Designs & Products of the Forge (Copy 2) Zimmer, C.
B Designs & Products of the Forge Vol I Thatcher, C.
B Designs & Products of the Forge Vol II Thatcher, C.
B Dies - Their Construction and Use for the Modern Working of Sheet Metals Woodworth, Joseph
B Direct Metal Sculpture Meilach, Dona
B Early Iron Ware Smith, Elmer
B Edgar Brandt, Master of Art Deco Ironwork Kahr, Joan
B Edgar Brandt, Master of Art Deco Ironwork (Copy 2) Kahr, Joan
B Edge of the Anvil Andrews, Jack
B Elementary Forge Practice Harcourt, R.H.
B Elementary Wrought Iron Bollinger, JW
B Exhibits from the Japanese Sword Museum Japanese Sword Museum
B Expose' of Reprousse' for the Beginning Blacksmith Heath, Robert M.
B Fireplace Accessories (#1) Meilach, Dona
B Fireplace Accessories (#2) Meilach, Dona
B Foldforming Lewton-Brain, Charles
B Forge Craft 1913 Lindsay Publications
B Forged Architectural Metalwork Parkinson, Peter
B Form Emphasis for Metalsmiths Seppa, Heikki
Paper Forming Using Metal Characteristics: Fold Forming - Intro & Technological Procedures Lewton-Brain, Charles
B Forty Years Secrets of Welding Durfee, Earl
B From Forge & Anvil, Erich Riesel, Hill Country Ironworker Leslie & Hopkins-Hughs
Spiral Fun Forging II Epps, Bill
Spiral Fun Forging III Epps, Bill
Spiral Fun Forging IV Epps, Bill
B Gas Burners for Forges, Furnaces & Kilns Porter, Michael
B Geschmiedetes Eisen Kuhn, Fritz
B Hand Forged for Texas Cowboys House, Kurt
B Hardening, Tempering and Heat Treatment Cain, Tubal
B Heat Treatmet, Selection & Application of Tool Steels Bryson, Bill
B Horse-Shoeing and the Horse's Foot Dollar, A.W. & Albert Wheatley
B Hot Shop (Small Potatoes) Chapman, Gene
B Hot Shop II Chapman, Gene
Pmph How to Build a Forge Wimberley, David
Bklt How to Make a Metal-Bending Machine Mann, R.D.
B How to Make Bits & Spurs Hall, Robert
B How to Teach Yourself Blacksmithing with Clay Meador, Don A.
B I Maestri Italiani del Ferro Battuto Ciscato, Guiseppe
B Il Letto e Dintorni: deli Maestri Italiani del Ferro Battuto Ciscato, Guiseppe
B Indian Trade Relics - Identification & Values Hothem, Lar
Binder Instruction Manual for the 20/20 Bender (copy 1)  
Binder Instruction Manual for the 20/20 Bender (copy 2)  
B Into the New Iron Age; Modern British Blacksmiths Chatwin, Amina
B Iron Age Primitives Chapman, Gene
B Iron Menagerie Guild of Metalsmiths
B Iron Menagerie (Copy 2) Guild of Metalsmiths
B Ironwork Today 2, Inside & Out Snyder, Jeffrey B.
B Ironwork Today, Inside & Out Meilach, Dona
B Ironwork: Dynamic Details Meilach, Dona
J Irony - The Sketchbook of An Apprentice Blacksmith Vol I, No 1-12 McGehee, Stephen
B Julius Schramm, Workshop Report Skipjack Press
B Just an Idea (over 500 ideas for the modern blacksmith) Stanley, L.H.
B Kunst aus dem Feuer Hoffman, Julius
B La Majia del Ferro Battuto Italiani Ciscato, Guiseppe
Notes Little Giant Powerhammer Rebuilding Seminar w/ Sid Suedmeier, Copy 1 Budd Paris
Notes Little Giant Powerhammer Rebuilding Seminar w/ Sid Suedmeier, Copy 2 Budd Paris
Notes Little Giant Powerhammer Rebuilding Seminar w/ Sid Suedmeier, Copy 3 Budd Paris
B Little Uglies Chapman, Gene
B Lives Shaped by Steel - Celebrating East Coast Outdoor Metal Artists Zastrow, Nancy B.
B Making Screw Threads in Wood Holder, Fred
B Manual of Blacksmithing (1902) Smith, John R.
B Mastering the Fundamentals of Blacksmithing, The Skills of a Blacksmith Volume I Aspery, Mark
B Melting & Casting Aluminum Anderson, Robert
B Metallgestaltung Pracht, Klaus
B Metals & How to Weld Them Jefferson, T.B. & G. Woods
B Metalwork & Enamelling Maryon, Herbert
B Methods of Modern Sculptors Young & Fennell
B Modern Welding Althouse, Andrew D. and Carl H.
Turnquist, and William Bowditch
B Moving Metal Steines, Adolph
B My Life as an Artist Blacksmith Whitaker, Francis
B Negro Ironworkers of Louisiana 1718-1 900 Christian, Marcus
B New Edge of the Anvil (1st copy) Andrews, Jack
B New Edge of the Anvil (2nd copy) Andrews, Jack
B New Edge of the Anvil (3rd copy) Andrews, Jack
B Nose to the Grindstone - Knifemaking Techniques, Tooling & Shop Notes Chapman, Gene
B Optics and Optical Instruments Johnson, B.K.
B Ornamental Ironwork Durenne, A.
B Ornamental Ironwork, An Illustrated Guide... Southworth, Susan
Plans Pattern Cutout Device, Plans for the Peot, Hans
B Pioneer Iron Works Clarke, Mary Stetson
B Plain & Ornamental Forging Schwarzkopf, Ernst
B Pounding Out the Profits Freund, Douglas
B Practical Blacksmithing Part 1 (Vol 1 & II) Richardson, M.T.
B Practical Blacksmithing Vol I - IV Combined Richardson, M.T.
Plans Practical Blacksmithing Part Two (Vol III & IV) Richardson, M.T.
B Professional Smithing Streeter, Donald
Plans Ray Clontz Tire Hammer Spencer, Clay
B Samuel Yellin, Metalworker Andrews, Jack
B Samuel Yellin, Metalworker Andrews, Jack
B Samuel Yellin Metalworkers: Three Generations Southern Highland Crafts Guild
B Secrets of Green-Sand Casting Lindsay Publications
B Secrets of the Forge (I Segreti Della Forgia) Rizzo, Antonello
B Sehen Und Ges Talten Kuhn, Fritz
B Shop Drawings for Blacksmiths Hoffman, Jerry
B Spanish Decorative Ironwork Labarta, Louis
Article Sundials Stevens, Larry
Note
Book
TABA - The Texas Forge Review. OCT '83 - DEC '99 TABA
Note
Book
TABA - Scrapbook of Hammerfest & Other TABA Events. 1984 - 1994. Underwood, Verle A.
B The Art of Albert Paley - Iron-Bronze-Steel Lucie-Smith, Edward
B The Art of Blacksmithing (Copy 1) Bealer, Alex
B The Art of Blacksmithing (Copy 2) Bealer, Alex
B The Art of Engraving Lindsay Publications
B The Artist Blacksmith Design & Techniques Parkinson, Peter
B The Best of the Hammer Vol 1 Flax, Brian, ed.
B The Best of the Hammer Vol 2 Flax, Brian, ed.
B The Best of the Hammer Vol 3 Flax, Brian, ed.
B The Best of the Hammer Vol 4 Flax, Brian, ed.
B The Best of the Hammer's Blow - Vol. I ABANA
B The Blacksmith, Ironworker & Farrier Watson, Aldren
B The Compelte Bladesmith Hrisoulas, Jim
B The Complete Modern Blacksmith (1st Copy) Weygers, Alexander
B The Complete Modern Blacksmith (2nd Copy) Weygers, Alexander
B The Contemporary Blacksmith Meilach, Dona
B The Craft of the Blacksmith Llawv-y-glyn Smithy
B The Craft of the Japanese Sword Kapp & Yoshihara
B The Gruber Wagon Works - The Place Where Time Stood Still Hunsberger, Carol J.
B The Hand Forged Knife Schroen, Karl
B The Little Giant Powerhammer Kern, Richard
  The Master Bladesmith, Advanced Studies in Steel Hrisoulas, Jim
B The Master Handbook of Sheetmetalwork... with Projects Blandford
B The Mastermyr Find: A Viking Tool Chest Arwidsson & Berg
B The Power of Limits... Doczi, Gyorgy
B The Sprice Forge Manual of Locksmithing Morrison, B. & Denis Frechette
J The Traditional Metalsmith Vol 1 Dixon, George; Pub. NorDix Press
J The Traditional Metalsmith Vol 2 Dixon, George; Pub. NorDix Press
J The Traditional Metalsmith Vol 3 Dixon, George; Pub. NorDix Press
J The Traditional Metalsmith Vol 4 Dixon, George; Pub. NorDix Press
J The Traditional Metalsmith Vol 5 Dixon, George; Pub. NorDix Press
Folio Three Improvised Sculptures Thomson, Christopher
? Tomahawks Illustrated Kuck, Robert
B Traditional Glassworking Techniques Hasluck, Paul N.
B Treadle Hammer Tooling Spencer, Clay
B Treasury of Ironwork Designs Grafton, Carol Belanger
B Werk und... the Smithy's Craft & Tools Schmirler, Otto
B Windmills & Wind Motors Powell, F. E.
B Wood Benders Handbook Zachary Taylor
B Working Sheet Metal Gingery, David J.
B Working with Copper, Silver and Enamel Sjoberg, Jan and Ove
B Wrought Iron in Architecture - An Illustrated Survey Geerlings, Gerald
B Wrought Ironwork Gates - Catalogue of Drawings COSIRA, Rural Development Commission