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    Foldforming Lewton-Brain, Charles
    $35.00

    Foldforming refers to a collection of procedures that generate an incredibly wide range of forms in metal. These revolutionary ideas are presented here by the man who discovered them, and who has worked tirelessly to help other artists expand on his groundbreaking work. This book is the first and most comprehensive book on the topic, and one that will remain a vital resource for many years to come.

    Format: Hard cover   Dimentions: 8 1/2" x 11"   Pages: 159   Illustrations: 425

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    Forging Solutions I , Hand Hammer DVD Har-lev, Amit
    $39.00

    Hand hammer techniques gives an in-depth, up close look at Amit Har-lev's Hand Hammer forging style. Whether you are a beginner or have years of experience, Amit's accessibility and entertaining teaching style will give you new insights into the art and craft of blacksmithing.

    The lessons include:

    Handling the hammer for maximum performance and safety...

    Calculating and forging a point...

    Making your own tools...

    Cutting techniques and safety...

    Forging decorative rivets....and much more!

     

    Total Run Time: 1hr.46 Min. with quick and easy menu access to all lessons.

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    Forging Solutions IV, Joinery DVD Har-lev, Amit
    $39.00

    Joining metal to metal...for function or for decoration. Amit Har-lev takes you step by step in Joinery Techniques , through a wide range of creative as well as functional joinery techniques that can be applied to your next project.

    Lessons include:

    Making and working with rivets...

    Wrapping techniques...

    Joining flat bars...

    Working with wedges....and much more!

     

    Total Run Time: 1 hr. 20 min. with quick and easy menu access to all lessons.

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    From Forge and Anvil Leslie, Candace & Hopkins-Hughes, Diane
    $19.95

    Erich Riesel

    Hill-Country Iron Worker

    The legacy of Erich Riesel through words and photographs. This is the story of one of smithings' most accomplished, yet little-known artisans. Leslie and Hopkins-Hughs have restored Riesel to his proper place in the pantheon of ironwork artists. He learned the ironworking trade as an apprentice in Magdeburg, Germany, a ninth-century city noted for its Romanesque church and its steel industry, but his father, wanting to save his only child from war, sent him to America. After working as a cowboy on a number of Hill Country ranches, his gifts as a talented ornamental ironworker were accidentally discovered by two oilmen who were establishing handsome ranch/retreats on the banks of the Guadalupe River in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. For five years Riesel endowed their properties with beautiful ornamental works that have continued to evoke admiration. From massive ranch gates to airy railings to intricate chandeliers, Riesel turned out masterpiece after masterpiece creating a legacy that still endures at the Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly, Hunt, Texas.

    Format: Hardcover   Dimensions: 9" x 10"   Pages: 96   Illustrations: 70 B&W

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    Gas Burners Porter, Michael
    $19.95

    For Forges, Furnaces and Kilns A portable metal melting furnace. Small enough for jewelry or large enough to heat a ceramic kiln. Mike Porter explains how to make:Gas burners for a forge - hand torch for metal arts - crucible furnace for metal and more! All equipment constructed from readily available materials. Full instructions and illustrations. Appropriate for beginners.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 8" x 10"   Pages: 202   Illustrations: 32

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    General Blacksmith, The Paine, Malcolm
    $28.00

    In The General Blacksmith: Tales and Techniques of an Ancient Craft, Malcolm Paine puts the methods that he learned and used repeatedly, in his 60 blacksmithing years, into a simple form, that aspiring blacksmiths can follow step by step, and one that can still be of interest to the more experienced ironworker. Paine presents a clear text and drawings for any blacksmith to follow. A prefect book for beginners to get started and improving blacksmith to reach new levels in their craft.

    Format: Hard cover   Dimentions: 7 1/2" x 9 1/2"   Pages: 217   Illustrations: 410

     

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    Handles and Guards Kesslar, Joe
    $30.00

    The primary purpose of "Handles and Guards" by joe Keeslar is to provide students of handles and guards with guidelines for completing the forged knife. Theoritically the blade is completely finished before moving on to the handle and guard. Every knife you make should reflect the very best work that you can do at that point in time.

    joe received his Journeyman Smith rating in 1987 and Master Smith rating in 1989. He is a frequent Instructor at the William F Moran School of Bladesmithing, serves on the Board of Directors of the association since 1989 and was Chairman of the ABS from June 2003 through June 2007.

    Format: Soft Cover  Dimentions: 8 1/2" x 11"  Pages: 127  Illustrations:  84

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    Heat Treating DVD Cashen, Kevin R.
    $25.00

    American Bladesmith Society's, Mastersmith, Kevin R. Cashen presents us with valuable information on "Heat Treating."

    The chapters include:

    1. Discussing "Quenching Fluids"              

    2. Forged Blade Heat Treating (HT)

    3. Hamon HT Line & Clay Technique

    4. Shrouded Coal Forge HT Technique

    5. "Snap" Temper & Blade Elasticity

    6. "Second" 1095 HT & Normalizing Blades

    7. Metallurgy Concepts "Chalk Talk"

    8. Tempering HOW & WHY; and Questions

    Mid-America Bladsmithing Symposium & Knife Show  August 26 - 29, 2010

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