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There are many simple techniques and approaches that can help people make better metal products.

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A factor finding survey in small scale metalworking enterprises in Sri Lanka

Considering the situation of small scale metal working sector in Sri Lanka, Practical Action ( ITSL ) initiated a program of work to develop this sector.This study was conducted as part of that...

Banda, R.M.R., Published on 2005

A Metal Bending Machine

A technical diagram of a manually operated metal bending machine.

Kamal Khalifa, Published by Practical Action on 2008

A Wheel-Manufacturing Technology for Rural Workshops

A small-scale approach to making wheels using a jig

Ron Dennis, Published on 1990

Axel Stand in Zip dwg files

Drawings of an Axel Stand in Zip dwg files

Apt Consultancy, Published by Apt Consultancy on 2015

Bench Vice Zip dwg files

A design for a metal bench vice which can cut, fasten, form and shape materials in Zip dwg files

Apt Consultancy, Published by Apt Consultancy on 2015

Blacksmithing

Blacksmithing transforms metals in its physical structure by heating and hammering.

Neil Noble, Published on 2007

Car Jack

Engineering drawings for a simple car jack.

Apt Consultancy, Published by Apt Consultancy on 2013

Car Jack in Zip dwg files

Drawings for a simple car jack in Zip dwg files

Apt Consultancy, Published by Apt Consultancy on 2015

Cutting Shears

Drawings of cutting shears

Apt Consultancy, Published by Apt Consultancy on 2015

Fence Making Machine

Drawings of a fence making machine.

Apt Consultancy, Published by Apt Consultancy on 2008

Fence Making Machine in Zip dwg files

Drawings of a fence making machine in Zip dwg files.

Apt Consultancy, Published by Apt Consultancy on 2015

Fire in the forge

This report brings together a summary of the findings of a number of analytical reports on the blacksmithing industry. The report attempts to identify and analyse the problems and needs of the...

Kadiragamar, A. + Tampoe, M., Published on 2015

Hand Operated Blower

Drawing of a blower for a blacksmith forge.

Apt Consultancy, Published by Apt Consultancy on 2004

Hand Operated Blower

Drawings of a blower for a blacksmith forge.

Apt Consultancy, Published by Apt Consultancy on 2015

How to Make a Strengthening Ridge in a Bucket

One or two ridges around the rim of a bucket will increase its strength, making it easier to use. Two methods are shown.

Published on 2013

Iron Foundry Basics

This brief looks at some of the basic options for establishing a small-scale iron foundry, including information on the different levels of production equipment that can be employed.

Paul R Lofthouse, Published on 1975

Metal Drill Vice

Drawings of a metal drill vice

Apt Consultancy, Published by Apt Consultancy on 2005

Metal Folding Machine in Zip dwg files

Drawings of a Metal Folding machine in Zip dwg files

Apt Consultancy, Published by Apt Consultancy on 2015

Metal Roller Machine in Zip dwg files

Drawings of a Metal Roller Machine in Zip dwg files

Apt Consultancy, Published by Apt Consultancy on 2015

Metalworking

Making a living from small-scale metalworking depends on being able to make products that customers want. This is partly based on technical skills and partly on understanding customers.

Neil Noble, Published on 2012

 

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