This book is the perfect introduction to the art of forging. It shows the traditional processes and techniques from a modern perspective. The author explains the classical craft methods such as parting by chiselling and bending, but also describes modern methods such as plasma cutting or the use of power tools. With clear instructions and over 500 colour photographs, the book presents materials and tools, from the raw material (iron and steel) and fuels to the forge and its equipment. It includes instructions for ten creative projects - from cold forged trivets to candlesticks and weather vanes.