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    Build Your Own Hydraulic Forging Press Batson, James
    $30.00

    This book and drawings are designed to help you build your own 24 ton Hydraulic Forging Press. A two horsepower 220 volt single phase motor running at 1725 RPM powers a 5.5 gallon per minute "Hi-Lo" hydraulic pump. Ram force of 24 tons is applied by a 5" diameter double acting hydraulic cylinder at 2500 psi pressure. The movement of the ram die is controlled by a 4 way, 3 position hydraulic valve. The length of the ram stroke is 8". The maximum speed of the ram is 1.1 inches per second. The ram speed can be doubled by using a 5 horsepower electric motot running at 3600 RPM.

    A section is included which will enable you to alter a Log Splitter for use as a Forging Press.

    Format: Soft cover;  Dimentions: 8 1/2" x 11";  Pages: 46;  Illustrations: 35.

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    Chasing and Repoussé Corwin, Nancy Megan
    $35.00

    Chasing and Repoussé have been used for centuries to embellish metal objects. This long awaited book provides lucid and practical instruction that will appeal to beginners and advanced craftspeople. With more than 450 photos and illustrations, including studio process and diverse master works collected from artists around the world, Chasing and Repoussé elegantly fills a need in the literature of metalsmithing.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimentions: 8 1/4" x 11"    Pages: 183    Illustrations: 450

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    Complete Metalsmith, The McCreight, Tim
    $40.00

    This book represents years of intensive research and experimentation. Information from hundreds of sources has been collected, distilled, and illustrated. It is intended to be both a text and as tool, a blend of instruction and  reference. Like other tools, its value increases as you bring to it your own perceptions and skills. It is designed to make the information easily accessible, and built to stand up to years of benchside use.

    Format: Hard cover   Dimentions: 8 1/2" x 9 1/2"   Pages: 301   Illustrations: 500

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    Complete Modern Blacksmith,The Weygers, Alexander
    $19.95

    Design, forge, and fix your own tools, hardware, and household accessories with master craftsman and teacher Alexander G. Weygers. His three extraordinary books, 'The Making of Tools', 'The Modern Blacksmith', and 'The Recycling, Use, and Repair of Tools', are classics in their field and, here, in 'The Complete Modern Blacksmith' brought together.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 8" x 11"   Pages: 304   Illustrations: 456 beautiful sketches throughout

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    Cooper and His Trade, The Kilby, Kenneth
    $21.95

    The Cooper: and His Trade

    The Cooper is divided into two parts. The first, partly autobiographical,deals with material, tools, and techniques and discusses the role of the white cooper, the dry cooper and the various kinds of wet cooper. The second part of the books deals with organization and conditions of work and the social history of coopering from early times to the twentieth century.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 6" x 9"   Pages: 192   Illustrations: 184

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    Copper Work Rose, Augustus F.
    $10.00

    COPPER WORK by Augustus F. Rose is an illustrated test book for teachers and students in the manual arts which contains an abundance of illustrative material on this subject, consisting of drawings and photographs, but also a detailed description of the processes necessary for the execution of many of the designs.

    Format:  Soft Cover   Dimentions:  5 1/2" x 8 1/2"   Pages:  123   Illustrations:  110

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    Creative Blacksmithing Oberon, Peat0
    $19.95

    Discover the thrill of working with hot metal and creating your own pieces. Creative Blacksmithing by Peat Oberon shows you how: with lavish photographs, it captures the excitement of working at the fire and explains the techniques to get you started. Drawing on traditional methods, it encourages you to develop your own style and to design your own tools and creations.

    Format: Soft cover  Dimentions: 6 3/4" x 9 1/2"  Pages: 112  Illustrations: 170

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    Creative Metal Forming Betty Helen Longhi & Cythia Eid
    $45.00

    Creative Metal Forming is a comprehensive book which surveys contemporaty metal forming techniques through three dozen exercises and hundreds of photographs. Betty Helen Longhi and Cynthia Eid bring years of teaching and studio practice to this monumental resource. Novice hobbyists and advanced metalsmiths alike will find discoveries in every chapter, all didicated to energizing this exciting field.

    Format: Hard cover   Dimentions:  8 1/2" x 11"  Pages:  254  Illustrations: over 800

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