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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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    Damascus Albericci, Emilio/ Galizzi, Flavio/ Pizzi, Lucia
    $85.00

    In the panorama of traditional forging techniques, damascus has always represented a great challenge for those who tried to make it; so much so that throughout the centuries it has had alternating periods of decline and rebirth which were sometimes caused by these very difficulties in producing it. Damascus forging techniques, which are connected to a level of skill obtainable only through long and patient practice, have witnessed a rebirth of great quality in good part owing to bold experimentation. This is a practical manual with an introduction covering ancient damascus production techniques. In simple languag and with over 350 full color photos the book covers a great number of techniques fo obtaining many different kinds of damascus. English/Italian

    Format: Hard Cover   Dimentions: 8 1/2" x 11"   Pages: 240   Illustrations: 350

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    Decorative Wrought Ironwork Googerty, Thomas F.
    $8.95

    DECORATIVE WROUGHT IRONWORK: Projects for Beginners is an excellent introduction to the exciting world of ironwork. This easy-to-follow guide features dozens of simple, traditional plans for use by amateur craftspeople and students interested in metalworking. This manual contains everything metalsmiths and hobbyists could wish for, including precisely drawn-to-scale patterns, descriptive notes on the tools of the trade, and detailed instructions on the metalworking process.

    Format: Soft cover   Dimentions: 6" x 9"   Pages: 79   Illustrations:  70

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    Draw Better Audette, Dominique
    $22.00

    Draw Better is a visual book for visual learners. Sequential drawings and simple text show how even complicated objects can be reduced to steps that a beginner can grasp. Fundamental concepts of perspective and light are explained through clear illustrations and commonsense language. Beginners will be surprised at how quickly they succeed and advanced artists will be reminded of skills that will improve their drawing. 

    Dominique Audette teaches jewelry design, sculpture and the history of jewelry in Queb├ęc, Canada.

    Format: Soft Cover   Dimentions: 8 1/2" x 10"  Pages: 126  Illustrations: over 600

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    Enamaling on Metal Lopez-Ribalta, Nuria and Pascual I Miro, Eva
    $30.00

     After a brief, enlightening history of the art of enameling on metal, the authors discuss the nature and characteristics of glass-based pigments, which are the special types of enamel required for application to metal. The materials and tools required for enameling on metal, the preparation process, and the various working techniques that produce finished objects are introduced followed by step-by-step instructions for crafting several different objects.

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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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    Forge Craft Crowe, Charles Philip
    $12.00

    FORGE CRAFT by Charles Philip Crowe is intended for all who work at the forge. Intelligence rather than great strength is the chief requisite for success in this trade. It covers the following: The Forge; Tools; Materials used; Formed work; Hooks and Chains; Welding; Hardening and Carbonizing; Tempering and Metallography.

    Format:  Soft Cover   Dimentions:  5 1/2" x 8 1/2"   Pages:  175   Illustrations:  200

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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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