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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 Cheminée, 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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    Making Metal Jewelry Sartin, John
    $24.99

    Author and noted jewelry designer John Sartin expertly teaches you the fundamentals and beyond.  Try new methods, build new skills, and become the jewelry designer you've always wanted to be.                                                               

    ~ Learn the basic skills of sawing, drilling, piercing, filing, and finishing metal.                                                                  ~ Learn how and when to use cold and hot connection methods.                                                                                      ~ Add texture with roller embossing, retuculation, hammers, and metal overlay.                                                               ~ Shape metal and build volume by dapping and forging.                                                                                                  ~ Mount gems and stones with bezel, prong, tube, and flush settings.

    Format: Soft cover  Dimentions: 8 1/4" x 11"  Pages: 223  Illustrations: over 500

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    Mästermyr Find, The Arwidsson, Greta and Berg, Gosta
    $17.95

    A Viking Age Tool Chest from Gotland

    This chest, found in1936 in Mästermyr on the island of Gotland, Sweden, contains more that 200 tools used by Viking blacksmiths, woodworkers and metal smiths. This archaeological find is described in detail with clear photographs and drawings.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 8. 1/2" x 11"   Pages: 90   Illustrations: 75

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    Metal Techniques for Craftsmen Untracht, Oppi
    $65.00

    A Basic Manual on the Methods of Forming and Decorating Metals

    Working with metals, recording experiences and the taming of fire, distinguishes man from  beasts.

    This book gives complete instructions on the handling, working and finishing of all metals. It is fully indexed and lavishly illustrated not only with working techniques but also with fine examples of craftsmanship through the ages.

    Part One is devoted to basic information and the characteristic qualities of each of the metals met by the craftsman, both precious and base.

    Part Two describes the various techniques in working metals, those that do not require soldering, those employing contrasting metals, those that require soldering, and those combining metals with nonmelalic materials.

    Part Three deals with smithing, annealing, forging, casting and other methods of metal fabrication.

    Part Four deals with finishing.

    Part Five descriibes hand tools and their uses.

    Part Six is devoted to charts and tables.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimentions: 7 1/2" x 10 1/2"   Pages: 509   Illustrations: over 2,000

     

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    Metalworking, Doing it Better Lipton, Tom
    $29.95

    Metalworking, Doing it better is an extraordinary guide which will help you develop new metalworking skills and improve those you already have - while saving you valuable time! Tom Lipton, who wrote "Metalworking Sink or Swim"  shares with you hundreds of unique and creative techniques, well illustrated with full color pictures. They are carefuly coordinated with the tips to enhance your learning - and your enjoyment too.

     

    Format:  Soft cover  Dimentions:  8 1/2" x 11"  Pages: 344  Illustrations:  !,000

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    Mousehole Forge Postman, Richard
    $25.00

      MOUSEHOLE FORGE

     Between approximately 1800 and 1860 Mousehole Forge of Sheffield, England was the premier anvil maker of the world. How could a small manufacturer restricted to about one acre of land with a forge shop having just 9,000 square feet, using primarily water power to drive their antiquated helve hammers and other equipment, compete so successfully with other famous English anvil makers, using more modern methods and machinery. For well over 200 years anvils have been made at Mousehole Forge, which for two centuries, at least, was the only works of its kind in the world.

    This is the story of this small company and their anvils.

     Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 8.5" x 11.25"    Pages: 120    Illustrations: 190

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