Castle Rock Farm

We are a small farm that raise chickens, turkeys, ducks, guineas, several types of quail and rabbits. We sell eggs, live birds, live rabbits and meat. We use sustainable farming practices . We use no chemicals or antibiotics. All of our animals are raised on grass, which makes for better food. We sell on farm […]

The Art of Blacksmithing

Hardback.  With more than 500 illustrations, this book is perfect for craftsmen who want to set up a blacksmith shop, and for lovers of history and craft alike. This book describes and illustrates the equipment and techniques developed in more than six thousand years of working iron by hand.Indeed, this unique book covers every aspect of […]

Lock Stock and Barrel

Practically every repair or restoration problem encountered with the muzzleloading gun is addressed. A partial list of topics include: Stock repair shows several typical damages, breaks, gouges, missing wood, illustrated and repaired. Wood finishing, cleaning, refinishing, spot finishing after local repairs. General information on metals, basics about metals used in old guns, iron, brass, hardening, […]

Simplified V Springs A Guncraftsmanship Manual

Another excellent gun craftsmanship manual by Kit Ravenshear! Explains all you need to know about making V-springs. It begins with the basics: choosing the right steel, which types of steel work the best and who uses what and why. Part. 2: “The Shaping” discusses how to shape mainsprings, box-lock springs, frizzen springs, and sear springs. […]

How to Make Knives

This is a step-by-step how-to manual for the serious knife maker. Photographs clearly illustrate the techniques, as the authors show several different ways to make knives. Whether you prefer to shape blades by stock removal, cutting, grinding, or forging, you will see clever ideas that will speed your work. Chapters include making leather sheaths, and […]

The New England Indians

This beautifully presented book offers an informed and fascinating account of the eighteen major tribes that lived in pre-colonial New England. Each group is extensively profiled addressing tribal practices and way of life. The illustrated narrative describes Indian shelters, agriculture, fishing, hunting, treatment of disease and more.