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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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    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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    Patina Runfola, Matthew
    $34.99

    Make Your Metalwork Come Alive with Unique Colorations! Patina by Matthew Runfola offers a collection of metal patination recipes, application instructions, and more than 300 full-sized samples for anyone working in metals: jewelers, metalsmiths, scultptors, and artisans. This all-skill-level book covers surface colorations for a wide variety of metals:  Steel - Stainless Steel - Aluminum - Copper - Brass - Bronze - Sterling Silver. Patina discusses important safety issues and the appropriate way of handling and disposing of hazardous or corrosive materials as well as proper ventilation. Written by a leading authority on the subject of patination, this book is an inspirational resource, a how-to guide, and a book for which metalsmiths have long been waiting.  

    Format:  Hard Cover  Dimensions:  8 3/4" x 10 1/4"  Pages:  255  Illustrations: over 300                    

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  5. Patinas For Small Studios
    Patinas For Small Studios Lewton-Brain, Charles
    $19.95

    The increased interest in patination and metal coloring and the need for simple, fairly non-toxic solutions for small scale general purpose use is met in this booklet. Procedures have been chosen that require small investment of money in chemicals, and are reasonably non-toxic or are made with household chemicals.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"   Pages: 33   Illustrations: 10

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  6. Polishing Report, The
    Polishing Report, The Lewton-Brain, Charles
    $22.00

    All jewelers polish jewelry. Usually this is done with polishing machines. This booklet presents a carefully selected group of polishing tools which is a basic, generic, most useful set which serves general jewelry polishing problems. This invaluable booklet offers many polishing solutions as well as ways to prevent problems in the first place.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"   Pages: 31   Illustrations: 27

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    Practical Blacksmithing and Metalworking Blandford, Percy W.
    $28.00

    Blacksmithing and metatworking can be easier than you would imagine. This book shows you how - with some patience and working knowledge of metals, tools, and techniques - blacksmithing can be a rewarding, inexpensive hobby. Using simple instructions and first-rate, detailed illustrations, Blandford makes it easy for the novice to learn this craft, while offering project variations complex enough to challenge even the experienced blacksmith or metalworker. You'll learn how to:

    * use forges and anvils, bellows, swage blocks and mandrels, tongs, and many other tools                                             * work with sheet alloys, iron and steel, zinc, brass, tin, bronze, lead, aluminum, copper, and precious metals.               * cut, shape, form, bend, solder, braze, weld, rivet, harden, anneal, flatten, punch, draw out, twist, split, loop scroll,       saw, shear, file, drill, hollow-out, planish, mold, and cast all types of metals.                                                                     * make chains and hardware such as nails, catches, bolts, handles, hinges, hooks, and latches.                                     * create tools like punches, spikes, chisels, crowbars, tongs, hammers, sets, fullers, swages, and stakes.                      * make built-up assemblies.                                                                                                                                                * apply geometry to the construction of trays, funnels, boxes, cylinders, and more!

    Percy W. Blandford is an internationally recognized master craftsman. He is a full-time freelance journalist and Fellow to the Institute of Journalists, and the author of more than eighty books.                                  

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    Practical Projects for the Blacksmith Tucker, Ted
    $30.00

     Practical Projects for the Blacksmith has all the information you need to learn while doing. It tells how to make a   a simple and inexpensive forge, what few tools you'll need to get started, where to get scraps of steel for your first projects. It will suggest items you can make, regardless of your skill level.

    Projects include:

    Meat skewer.....Tongs.....Hinges.....Nails.....Hooks.....Kitchen utensils.....Door bolts.....Harpoon.....Book holder

    Trivets.....Fireplace fork.....Wall lamp.....Houseplant stand....Music stannd.....Wine rack.....Belt buckle

    Each project is illustrated and explained in detailed step-by-step instructions. With each new project you tackle, you'll be practicing new blacksmithing skills. So plunge right in, with Practical Projects for the Blacksmith.

    Format: Hard cover   Dimentions: 7 1/4" x 9 1/4"   Pages: 227   Illustrations: 250

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