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- How to Make Chain Mail Heath, Robert M.$8.50
The ancient Romans and prehistoric European tribes had shirts of mail as did the medieval knights, familiar to us from the stories of Robin Hood and Ivanhoe. Mail, at least the outward form, should be made to imitate the styles of old.
1. The first type is the best made from links that were shut with a forge weld. 2. The second type of mail would have been made of links closed with a cold shut. Each link would be flattened where the joint was made a hole drilled in both ends to receive a very small shutting rivet. This was considered to be good mail but not the very best. 3. The third type of mail and lowest in quality, was made of links not shut at all. The links were bent shut without securing the two ends in any way.
The shirt presented here was made of links that were not shut. The ends were butted together after each link was individually fitted into the pattern of the metal fabric.
Format: Soft cover, Dimentions: 5 1/4" x 8 1/3", Pages: 34, Illustrations: 65
- 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
- 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: 285Learn More
- 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 250Learn More
- 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 500Learn More
- 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: 310Learn More
- 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 500Learn More
- 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