This ClipArt gallery offers 59 images of tools that would be used in blacksmithing, metallurgy, and metalworking.

An anvil is a basic tool, in the simplest terms it is a block with a hard surface on which another object is struck. The inertia of the anvil allows the energy of the striking tool to be transferred to the work piece.

Anvil Tool

An anvil is a basic tool, in the simplest terms it is a block with a hard surface on which another object…

An illustration showing how to create a centrifugal governor ball rotating the lathe. The ball is used for a counter weights on the engine to regulating fuel supply to control speed.

Device Turning Metal Centrifugal Governor Ball

An illustration showing how to create a centrifugal governor ball rotating the lathe. The ball is used…

A method to create steel balls by inserting the sphere in a hollow cylinder and rotating the ball with two cylinders covered with leather on the top.

Device Turning Steel Sphere Balls

A method to create steel balls by inserting the sphere in a hollow cylinder and rotating the ball with…

A milling ball bearing to create a small circular hole, as shown in (A). The milling ball bearing has a spherical tip with groves creating holes.

Milling Ball Bearings

A milling ball bearing to create a small circular hole, as shown in (A). The milling ball bearing has…

Sectional view of a bell.

Bell

Sectional view of a bell.

"Blacksmith's Tongs." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Blacksmith's Tongs

"Blacksmith's Tongs." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Block shears act with additional leverage, and can consequently be used for rather thicker metal, the upper bow being replaced by a long straight handle, and the lower one by a stake which can by firmly fixed in a block of woood or otherwise." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Block Shears

"Block shears act with additional leverage, and can consequently be used for rather thicker metal, the…

James Watt found the boring tool in his blacksmithing to be very difficult. "A young manufacturer named Wilkinson invented a guide for the boring tool, and machined cylinders of fifty inches diameter." -Hill, 1921

Boring Tool

James Watt found the boring tool in his blacksmithing to be very difficult. "A young manufacturer named…

"This attachment, which may be readily affixed to any lathe, consists of a lever that is attached to a crank shaft, which latter has its bearings on the slide rest. From the crank there is a connecting rod which goes to the slide rest. By means of the lever the rest can be moved to and fro on condition that it is free from the cross feed." —Grimshaw

Cam Turning Attachment for Lathe

"This attachment, which may be readily affixed to any lathe, consists of a lever that is attached to…

This miners candle stick incorporates a flame snuffer disk.

Miners Candlestick

This miners candle stick incorporates a flame snuffer disk.

"The blacksmith's chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Chisel

"The blacksmith's chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

A kind of chisel of peculiar strength and hardness, for cutting cold metal.

Cold-chisel

A kind of chisel of peculiar strength and hardness, for cutting cold metal.

"An old arrangement known as cropping shears, still in use at many iron-works, where early appliances seem to enjoy a remarkable vitality." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Cropping Shears

"An old arrangement known as cropping shears, still in use at many iron-works, where early appliances…

A melting pot used to heat things to extremely night temperatures.

Crucible

A melting pot used to heat things to extremely night temperatures.

A melting pot used to heat things to extremely night temperatures.

Crucible

A melting pot used to heat things to extremely night temperatures.

A cup shaped blacksmith's swage.

Cuppling

A cup shaped blacksmith's swage.

"Cutting pliers and cutting nippers have a pair of knife edges so arranged as to work exactly opposite to one another, the handles, on being tightly grasped, affording sufficient leverage for these edges to be forced to a short distance into the two opposite sides of a nail or wire, which, if of small diameter or of soft metal, can thus be cut asunder." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Cutting Pliers

"Cutting pliers and cutting nippers have a pair of knife edges so arranged as to work exactly opposite…

Pliers are a hand tool used to hold objects firmly, or for cutting and bending tough materials such as wire. Generally pliers consist of a pair of metal first class levers joined at a fulcrum positioned closer o one end of the levers, creating short jaws on one side of the fulcrum, and longer handles on the other side.

Cutting Pliers

Pliers are a hand tool used to hold objects firmly, or for cutting and bending tough materials such…

An illustration of creating spirals on a steel rod using mandrel and lathe. The spiral is created by revolving the steel rod on the lathe while placing a mandrel on the rod at an angle.

Spiral Turning Device

An illustration of creating spirals on a steel rod using mandrel and lathe. The spiral is created by…

A style of drill that is mounted on a stand or bolted to the floor or workbench.

Standard Drill Press

A style of drill that is mounted on a stand or bolted to the floor or workbench.

"For brass or other soft metals there may be used with advantage a twist drill as shown. The cutting edges of the drill are ground straight and in line with the body of the drill for a distance of 0.03 to 0.06 in. = 0.8 to 1.6 mm. This prevents the breaking of the drill when it goes through the work—piece." —Grimshaw, 1902

Twist Drills for Brass

"For brass or other soft metals there may be used with advantage a twist drill as shown. The cutting…

"A projecting edge, rim, or rib on any object, as the rims by which cast-iron pipes are connected together, or the marginal projections on the tires of railroad-car wheels to keep them on the rails." -Whitney, 1911

Flange

"A projecting edge, rim, or rib on any object, as the rims by which cast-iron pipes are connected together,…

"A projecting edge, rim, or rib on any object, as the rims by which cast-iron pipes are connected together, or the marginal projections on the tires of railroad-car wheels to keep them on the rails." -Whitney, 1911

Flange

"A projecting edge, rim, or rib on any object, as the rims by which cast-iron pipes are connected together,…

"A projecting edge, rim, or rib on any object, as the rims by which cast-iron pipes are connected together, or the marginal projections on the tires of railroad-car wheels to keep them on the rails." -Whitney, 1911

Flange

"A projecting edge, rim, or rib on any object, as the rims by which cast-iron pipes are connected together,…

"A shallow frame of wood or iron used in foundries to contain the sand and patterns employed in molding and casting." -Whitney, 1911

Two-Part Flask

"A shallow frame of wood or iron used in foundries to contain the sand and patterns employed in molding…

A wagon comprised to carry the essential equipment for blacksmiths and artisans to perform their work.

Traveling Forge

A wagon comprised to carry the essential equipment for blacksmiths and artisans to perform their work.

This jewelers gage is a tool commonly used by jewelers to inspect jewelry and other types of mineral ornaments

Jewelers Gage

This jewelers gage is a tool commonly used by jewelers to inspect jewelry and other types of mineral…

This is the common form of blow torch familiar to all mechanics. It is used by the painter to burn off paint which has cracked and scaled. It is filled with gasoline and pumped full of air. There is a pump in the handle. The intensely hot flame directed on to a painted surface causes the paint to blister.

Gasoline Blow-Torch

This is the common form of blow torch familiar to all mechanics. It is used by the painter to burn off…

"Wire-gage, a gage for measuring the thickness of wire and sheet-metal. It is usually a plate of steel having round the edge a series of notches of standard opening." -Whitney, 1911

Wire Gauge

"Wire-gage, a gage for measuring the thickness of wire and sheet-metal. It is usually a plate of steel…

A flat circular stone used for grinding or sharpening tools.

Grindstone

A flat circular stone used for grinding or sharpening tools.

Ware made of metal, as tools, cutlery, kitchen furniture, and the like.

Hardware

Ware made of metal, as tools, cutlery, kitchen furniture, and the like.

"A heel tool for wrought iron." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Heel

"A heel tool for wrought iron." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

The illustration showing the centrifugal governor metal ball removed from the lathe to draw 180 degree lines. These lines are used to guide the machinists to create the balls in a lathe.

Metal Centrifugal Governor Ball Height Gage

The illustration showing the centrifugal governor metal ball removed from the lathe to draw 180 degree…

A planer is a type of metalworking machine tool that is analogous to a shaper, but larger, and with the entire workpiece moving beneath the cutter, instead of the cutter moving above a stationary workpiece. The work table is moved back and forth on the bed beneath the cutting head either by mechanical means, such as a rack and pinion gear, or by a hydraulic cylinder.

Iron Planer

A planer is a type of metalworking machine tool that is analogous to a shaper, but larger, and with…

A hand tool with a heatable tip; used to melt and apply solder

Soldering Iron

A hand tool with a heatable tip; used to melt and apply solder

A face plate for milling on a lathe. The circular blades used for milling can be adjusted by using loosening or tightening the nuts for different cuts.

Relieving Milling Cutters Lathe

A face plate for milling on a lathe. The circular blades used for milling can be adjusted by using loosening…

A spiral milling apparatus for a lathe to create drills and flutes. The working surface is fastened to the lathe by the bolt on the left. While the rod is spinning, a spindle is inserted in a hole at a desired angle.

Spiral Milling Lathe

A spiral milling apparatus for a lathe to create drills and flutes. The working surface is fastened…

The illustration shows a set up to turn irregular shaped materials using an ordinary lathe. The lathe is attached to the gear with a belt, where the gear turns the object in the tool holder.

Turning Irregular Shaped Materials using Ordinary Lathe

The illustration shows a set up to turn irregular shaped materials using an ordinary lathe. The lathe…

This micrometer is composed of a frame, anvil, thimble, and ratchet stop. Used in most mechanical trades for precision measurement. Micrometers use the principle of a screw to amplify small distances that are too small to measure. The accuracy of a micrometer derives from the accuracy of the thread form.

The Precision Micrometer Screw Gauge

This micrometer is composed of a frame, anvil, thimble, and ratchet stop. Used in most mechanical trades…

An instrument for various uses, as drawing nails and the like, griping things to be held fast, etc.; pinchers.

Pincers

An instrument for various uses, as drawing nails and the like, griping things to be held fast, etc.;…

"The cutting-tool in a screw-cutting machine; a screw-plate." -Whitney, 1911

Screw Cutting Die

"The cutting-tool in a screw-cutting machine; a screw-plate." -Whitney, 1911

A section of a screw-cutting die.

Screw Die Section

A section of a screw-cutting die.

"A handle for holding the threaded die by which the thread is cut on a bar, a nut, or a pipe; a die-stock; a screw-plate." -Whitney, 1911

Screw Stock

"A handle for holding the threaded die by which the thread is cut on a bar, a nut, or a pipe; a die-stock;…

"Jewelers' box of dies, stocks, and taps (called a screw-plate set." -Whitney, 1911

Screw-Plate Set

"Jewelers' box of dies, stocks, and taps (called a screw-plate set." -Whitney, 1911

Metal cutting shears although similar to a pair of scissors feature a fulcrum closer to the cutting blades than the handles to increase mechanical advantage. Shears are able to cut through many thin sheets of metal.

Shears for Cutting Metal

Metal cutting shears although similar to a pair of scissors feature a fulcrum closer to the cutting…

"The ordinary sheet-metal shears merely resemble very powerful scissors, and, their action being quite local, they serve well for dividing the plates or other thin sheets for which alone they are suitable." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Sheet-metal Shears

"The ordinary sheet-metal shears merely resemble very powerful scissors, and, their action being quite…

A large heavy hammer.

Sledge

A large heavy hammer.

"The middle one an ordinary hook tool, suited for outside work on wrought iron or steel, and the one above it a left hand tool which can be used also for inside. Their cutting edges are of course forged and ground straighter or more pointed or otherwise varied according to circumstances, and for cast iron or brass the angle of the edge is made much less acute, as in the lowest of the three in the engaving." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Slide-Rest Tools

"The middle one an ordinary hook tool, suited for outside work on wrought iron or steel, and the one…

"The ordinary tail-vice used by mechanics has not yet been largely superseded, though many ingenious arrangements have been devised for remedying its main defect." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Tail-vice

"The ordinary tail-vice used by mechanics has not yet been largely superseded, though many ingenious…

A schematic illustration of oxygen and acetylene for welding. Both tanks have pressure gauges to ensure that there is not too much or too little gas in the tanks. Acetylene is a flammable gas and explosive when mixed with air.

Oxygen and Acetylene Tanks for Cutting Metal

A schematic illustration of oxygen and acetylene for welding. Both tanks have pressure gauges to ensure…

A cross sectional view of tapping a crucible in thermit welding. The crucible is placed over a mold to fasten two metals together. This method is commonly used to combine two railroad tracks.

Sectional View of Tapping Crucible Thermit Welding

A cross sectional view of tapping a crucible in thermit welding. The crucible is placed over a mold…

A bench-shears is a tool with two short, stout blades and very long handles, one of them being fitted with a point to hold the shears firm on the bench.

Tinsmith's Shears

A bench-shears is a tool with two short, stout blades and very long handles, one of them being fitted…

An instrument, consisting of two long shafts jointed at one end, used for handling fire or heated metals.

Tongs

An instrument, consisting of two long shafts jointed at one end, used for handling fire or heated metals.

A tool for picking up things.

Tongs

A tool for picking up things.

A pair of tongs used to grab and hold items.

Pinch Tongs

A pair of tongs used to grab and hold items.

A tool used to make holes in metal cylindrical bearing surface, or bushings. The holes are created by adjusting the latch at the end to move the bushing lengthwise while turning.

Bushing Radial Hole Boring Tool

A tool used to make holes in metal cylindrical bearing surface, or bushings. The holes are created by…

A combination vise, anvil, and drill tool.

Combination Tool

A combination vise, anvil, and drill tool.

A stepped hole punch tool used to make holes in metal plates. The plate (B) is placed under the grip (K), and the hole is made by pushing (G) to the metal to the desired diameter determined by the steps.

Stepped Hole Punch Tool

A stepped hole punch tool used to make holes in metal plates. The plate (B) is placed under the grip…

An illustration of cutting a steel plate using oxygen and acetylene gas. At the nozzle, the two gases mixes to create a highly flammable mixture.

Cutting Metal using Oxygen and Acetylene Gas

An illustration of cutting a steel plate using oxygen and acetylene gas. At the nozzle, the two gases…