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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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    How to Forge Weld on a Blacksmith’s Anvil Heath, Robert M.
    $12.00

    Forge welding is an old technique of joining two pieces of metal with heat. This booklet is written to honestly try to convey certain principles of a craft technique that are difficult to convey in writing. The reader can find enough information to enable, even a beginner, to make a forge weld. Go for it!

    Format: Soft cover,  Dimentations: 8" x 11",  Pages: 52,  Illustrations: 140

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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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    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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    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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