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    How to Teach Yourself Blacksmithing with Clay Meador, Don A.
    $18.00

    By using clay you can learn how to move hot metal with your hammer to get the result you desire. Clay moves just like hot metal. Repeat a blacksmithing technique in clay several times, then when you go to the forge you will be able to hit the metal the right way, in the right spot with confidence.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 8.5" x 11.5"    Pages: 175    Illustrations: 184

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    Hydraulic Forging Press for the Blacksmith McDaniel, Randy
    $45.00

    The hydraulic forging press is becoming increasingly important to the forging shop. This relatively small machine, which is often hand made, allows smiths to do many of the same operations as a power hammer while adding more control and expanding what one can do with hot metal. This book covers the history, the how to, and especially the versitility of the hydraulic forging press for the blacksmith and the knife maker. It provides a comparison between the press and other machinery, the different types of presses, which type of press is right for your application and should you build one or buy one, It focuses on tooling that you can make to get the most out of your press and much, much more.

    Format: Hard cover  Dimentions: 8 1/2" x 11 1/4"  Pages: 190  Illustrations: 285

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    Iron Menagerie Guild of Metalsmiths,
    $18.95

    This book explains how to forge fifteen different animal heads. Blacksmith Paul Hubler hammered out all the projects in this book and explains every step in forging animal heads. Iron Menagerie clearly demonstraits every step in the animal head making process so any person with a minimal amount of experience can easily follow the instructions. It was written to fill a need for developing blacksmithing skills in creating decorative fantasy animal heads.

    Format: Softcover - spiral bound.   Dimensions: 11 1/2" x 8 3/4"   Pages: 34   Illustrations: 179

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    Ironwork: Dynamic Details Meilach, Dona Z.
    $39.95

    Over 250 color photographs display details of contemporary iron objects, including flowers, grape clusters, leaves, small and large animals that attest to the blacksmith's role as a sculptor. Details of other elements for furniture, fireplace accessories and many other items bring a whole new dimension to blacksmithing. This stimulation book is a must for metalworkers, designers, artists, gallery owners, art lovers, and museum directors. Appreciate by looking or try it!

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 8.75" x 11.5"   Pages: 160   Illustrations: over 250

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    Knife Mechanisms Price, LeRoi
    $35.00

    Knife Mechanisms, just for the fun if it! by LeRoi Price offers a guided tour through the internal parts of folding knives. It tells us how they work, what makes them tick, and what makes them click.

    Format: Soft cover   Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 11"  Pages: 272  Illustrations: Over 500

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    Legacy: Jewelry Techniques of West Africa Cheminée, Mathhieu
    $45.00

    Legacy: Jewelry Techniques of West Africa is a fascinating  step-by-step journey with the author, Matthieu CheminĂ©e, through the lives, history and rituals, homes and workshops, tools and techniques of the jewelry masters of West Africa. It is an emotional tour that explores West African metal arts through practical and detailed presentations of traditional metal techniques. 

    Format: Hard cover   Dimentions: 9" x 10 1/2"       

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    Lives Shaped by Steel Zastrow, Nancy
    $34.50

    Celebrating East Coast Outdoor Metal Artists

    This series of interviews introduces some artist who have shaped steel and had their lives shaped by it. It celebrates people who are passionate about metal, and about the way this passion has been translated into lasting beauty. The book is arranged by geographic area, and the artists are listed in alphabetical order.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 11" x 8.5"   Pages: 248   Illustrations: 300 color

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    Making Metal Jewelry Gollberg, Joanna
    $14.95

    Projects, Techniques, Inspiration

     Create a wide array of chic jewelry  - without having to solder or use a torch. Cold connecting metal is a great way to learn jewelry making because the tools are inexpensive and readily available, and the techniques provide a solid base for all types of metal work. From earrings to necklaces to bracelets, these sophisticated designs will showcase your creativity.

    Format: Soft Cover.   Dimentions: 8.5" x 10"    Pages: 112    Illustrations: 310

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