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This is the ultimate guide with three audiobooks about blacksmithing projects, history, definitions, step-by-step tutorials, and much more. A unique combo with oceans of information. Here are the three audiobooks, with each their own special content.

Book 1: 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

Book 2: If you’re looking for more information about blacksmithing, projects, and the history of blacksmithing, you’re at the right place. You might already know what blacksmithing is, or you have started some things in the past. Here is a guide that will take you to the next level. You’ll hear, for example:

  • Where the name, the trade, and other aspects of blacksmithing come from
  • How to weld and forge weld
  • Materials, tools, and other things you should use to accomplish your blacksmithing goals
  • Olet fitting types and applications
  • Six steps to make a sword
  • Specifics about silversmithing, platinum rings, and forging Japanese swords

Book 3: With the rise of the Internet, the global community, and the means of transportation and technology, how is one to stand out among the crowds and start a blacksmithing business from scratch? I won’t tell you that it’s easy, but it’s perfectly possible for those who put some effort into specific research targeted at customers who are into those things. In this guide, you’ll hear:

  • To start off, we’ll talk about forged round bars.
  • Then, we talk about how to create a business out of your DIY blacksmithing projects.
  • After that, we’ll go over platforms such as Facebook, Etsy, YouTube, and ads.
  • We’ll discuss how to maximize profits and efficiency in your shop and your business.
  • We’ll finish up with some extra information about metal railing, D2 steel, and hard cutting tool materials.

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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Blacksmithing in a nutshell

All the techniques, materials, and methods are here for pros and amateurs. Very good. Good guide.

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amazing

very interesting and eqecashall and now I now how the make caracole and tongs fantastic

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Nice book!

I love books like this. Practical guides you can listen to as you're practicing the trade. Thumbs up!

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Blacksmithing is the best

I liked this book and I recommend it to everyone who is interested in this topic.

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How to blacksmith

The beginners guide and the guide for intermediates, ther are three books in this one book. Don't forget that.

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Nice guide!

I loved this book! So many practical tips in here! Blacksmithing is truly an art and you need to know what you're doing.

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Excellent 3 in 1 guide

This book contains 3 titles, in case you haven't noticed. And it is not that bad at all. 5 stars.

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just a long expensive list

it might be ok as a proper book with images, no good to listen to.

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Great job

Good book with a lot of practical information. Arthur Livingston worked hard on this. I can tell.

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unlistenable

narrator very hard to listen to, quite abrasive and nasal, had to stop listening to it because of this

information quite good though I didn't get very far. might try an ebook

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  • Terry Rohr
  • 03-01-20

The Ultimate Guide is the correct Title

I found this Book very interesting and enlightening. The Author explained everything in nice easy to understand detail. Great Book.

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  • Michael Martin
  • 07-05-19

A lot of helpful information

This book offered a lot of helpful information on the metallurgical side of blacksmithing, as well as some good tips and tricks for forging, and a good overall view of what blacksmithing and bladesmithing entails. However, there were some odd topics for a couple chapters, regarding acquiring gold in the world of warcraft game, that I found to be completely useless information to me. But, I suppose if you are a player of the game, and an aspiring smith, you may enjoy it, though I feel it was unnecessary and unhelpful. A solid book overall, despite a few odd chapters and projects.

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  • Clint
  • 26-11-18

Ultimate books

The blacksmithing business is serious and interesting, and it's good that there are books like this to help out.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-10-18

Nice guide

I am now a happy customer. Not too shabby. Keep it up. Looking forward to more books like this.

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  • Aoss
  • 09-02-21

Severe Disappointment

Here is a small list of things you will NOT learn in this book:
- what a flatter hammer is (according to the author there are only three types of hammers; lol!)
- what the difference between a striking and struck tool is
- what 1045 steel is and what it is good for (or A36 or anything at all about AISI designations)
- how to soften only the struck end of a tool
- anything at all about different kinds of tongs
- what mushrooming on a tool is and what to do about it
- the differences in performance between different forge types (gas, coal, etc)
- anything about forge welding and the use of fluxes
- more than one way to do something (e.g. how to make a bolt head without a special heading tool)
- anything about hardie tools
- the difference between an oxidizing and reducing flame
- how to work with anything non-ferrous (copper, aluminum, brass, bronze)

The few instructions that are included remind me of a joke I once read about how to draw an owl: "step one: draw a circle; step 2: draw the rest of the owl". Lengthy detail is provided for how to make gold in World of Warcraft as well as a useless list of olet fittings.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-05-20

World of Warcraft really

This guy doesn’t stay on topic. His explanations are vague at the best of times, at the worst they are completely unintelligible to the uninformed. He doesn’t spend time on blacksmithing only and he constantly digresses. He even talks about world of Warcraft for a chapter. I don’t recommend to anyone.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-11-18

Practical and handy

I loved the information in this, especially buying it with my credit and as you're doing other things.

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  • Thomas
  • 04-11-18

Yes, nice!

I loved it and I would recommend it to anyone who takes blacksmithing seriously. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-11-18

Arthur knows

He lined up a lot of the materials, techniques, and methods to do blacksmithing. If you don't like this, then you shouldn't have bought a book about blacksmithing because it doesn't get any better than this.

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  • Ryan Jordan
  • 01-06-18

Maybe a good book but horrible audiobook..

Bad flow, bad reading, and a whole chapter on how to make money in World of Warcraft...???? like a bad YouTube video without the video..