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    ABCs of Blacksmithing, The Wolf, Fridolin
    $28.00

    ABCs of Blacksmithing

    Examples Step by Step

    These clear step-by-step examples will give the adventurous beginner confidence and will offer new insight to the experienced smith. Lots of good photos to help you on your way.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 8" x 10"   Pages: 199   Illustrations: 532

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    ABCs of Early Americana Sloane, Eric
    $12.95

    A Sketchbook of Inventions, Curiosities, and Lore

    Beautifully arranged in an A-Z format, the noted artist Eric Sloane presents this rich and varied collections of American firsts – from the salt box house to basketball, hex signs to ear trumpets, popcorn to rocking chairs. Taking his cue from early Americans' interest in the lore and beauty of the English alphabet, Sloane arranged this beautifully illustrated book in an A-Z format, decorating each page with his own fine hand lettering and including a brief caption to elucidate the origin and use of every subject he pictured.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 11"    Pages: 30    Illustrations: 52

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    Art of Blacksmithing, The Bealer, Alex W.
    $9.95

    The Art of Blacksmithing

    Revised edition

    This unique book covers every aspect of this fascinating art, the fundamental craft on which the civilization of the Iron Age was built. It is perfect for craftsmen who want to set up a blacksmith shop, and for lovers of history and craft alike. It describes and illustrates the equipment and the techniques developed in more that six thousand years of working iron by hand. It reflects respect for the specialized skills of the smith and the excitement of the village smithy, which so recently disappeared from the Western world.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"   Pages: 438   Illustrations: over 500

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    Art of Fine Tools, The Nagyszalanczy, Sandor
    $25.00

     The Art of Fine Tools is a rich visual feast celebrating the world's most amazing tools. Included in this beautifully photographed book are measuring instruments, handplanes, saws and other cutting tools, striking and drilling tools, Asian treasures, incredible miniatures, ingenious foot-powered machines, and inprobable combination tools. Each photo is accompanied by detailed notes that provide intriguing historical and technical details about the tool.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimentions: 10" x 10"   Pages: 231   Illustrations: over 300

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    Art of Mechanical Drawing, The Willard, William F
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    A Practical Course for Drafting and Design

    Better understand the basic, elegant elements of architecture by learning the classic art of hand drafting in this step-by-step guide; originally published by Popular Mechanics in 1912. Before our modern age of computer-aided design, apprentice draftmen perfected their art by hand. Manual drafting was once a prized skill. Now, the editors of Popular Mechanics have revived their classic handbook in a compact form.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 4 3/4" x 7"   Pages: 176   Illustrations: 129

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    Art of Sculpture Welding, The Richardson McCoy, Kristi
    $29.95

    The Art of Sculpture Welding, from Concept to Creation by Kristi McCoy covers the processes of creation 13 projects - from tractors to vases to tricycles - for all skill levels and interests. It is s[ecifically designed for students, beginning welders, hobbyists, and do-it-yourselfers. All plans include a list of materials, dimentions, special notes and safety tips as needed. The book starts with projects on beginning fabrication, teaching how to measure, identify types of steel, use a scribe, a square, plasma, and cutting torches.

    Format: Soft cover  Dimentions: 8 1/2" x 11"  Pages: 320  Illustrations: 700

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    Art of the Weathervane, The Miller, Steven
    $35.95

    In this fascinating study, one of the world's foremost authorities on weathervanes presents new information on this dynamic folk art form. Classic and never-before-seen pieces illustrate the rugged vitality of the weathervane which from the mid-to-late 19th century have come to be considered three-dimensional sculpture, suitable for decorating modern corporate offices and homes.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 11"   Pages: 160   Illustrations: 60

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    Art of Welding, The Galvery, William
    $24.95

    Over William Galvery's long professional career as an educator and hands-on-welder he offers us his acclaimed welding insight and everyday tips and tricks.This unique and original book provides complete, in-depth coverage of the equiptment and techniques used in the most popular welding processes: Oxyacetylele, stick welding, MIG welding and TIG welding. Each chapter contains the pros and cons of each process and information on equiptment, setup, materials, safety, and welding techniques. It provides sound footing for the novice welder.

    Format:   Soft Cover  Dimentions:   8 1/2" x 11"   Pages:  256   Illustrations: 225

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