The hydraulic forging press is becoming increasingly important to the forging shop. This relatively small machine which is often handmade allows smiths to do many of the same operations as a power hammer while adding more control and expanding what one can do with hot metal. This book covers the history the how to and especially the versatility of the hydraulic forging press for the blacksmith and the knife maker. It provides a comparison between the press and other machinery the different types of presses which type of press is right for your application and should you build one or buy one it focuses on tooling that you can make to get the most out of your press and much much more.
Format: Hard cover Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 11 1/4" Pages: 190 Illustrations: 285