Book Announcement: Award-winning Author Releases Hydraulic Forging Press for the Blacksmith

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SkipJack Press, an imprint of Finney Company, is announcing the publication and release of Hydraulic Forging Press for the Blacksmith by Randy McDaniel.

Hydraulic Forging Press for the Blacksmith

If you have a Hydraulic Forging Press or are thinking about one in the future, this book has some really great ideas with good photos! I could have used this book years ago! Thank you Randy!

Award-winning author and blacksmith McDaniel has brought together an international group of collaborators to assemble Hydraulic Forging Press for the Blacksmith, a useful and inspirational resource for anyone forging hot metal. McDaniel addresses the comparison between a Power Hammer and a Hydraulic Forging Press, and focuses on the full potential of the Hydraulic Press.

The Hydraulic Forging Press is becoming an increasingly important resource to blacksmith shops across the globe. It allows more creativity and detailed work when melding hot metals, which is perfect for blacksmiths, knife-makers, and even jewelers.

Hydraulic Forging Press for the Blacksmith documents the journey of McDaniel’s passion for blacksmithing, which lead him to the Hydraulic Forging Press. McDaniel walks his readers through the history, usability and versatility of the press for the blacksmith. A contributing group of artists provided their work for a gallery that is featured within the book in full color.

About the Author: McDaniel has been a blacksmith since 1972 and gained recognition for writing and illustrating A Blacksmithing Primer, A Course in Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing. Blacksmiths, blacksmithing organizations, and schools around the globe are using this book to teach basic to intermediate forging. He has written articles for Fabricator Magazine and The Anvils Ring Magazine. Randy now creates all of his own tooling and dies which he uses to produce a line of unique items.

Hydraulic Forging Press for the Blacksmith was officially released on August 14, 2014 and is available through on-line and local booksellers, or by calling SkipJack Press at 866-543-3045.

Finney Company was established in 1947 currently has over 400 proprietary publications and distributes over 5,000 quality products, enhancing the company’s mission to help improve the quality of lifelong learning worldwide. For additional information about Finney Company, visit or call 952-469-6699.

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