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- Engraving Metals Hasluck, Paul N.$10.00
Engraving is the act of art of producing figures and designs on metals and other substances by incision or corrosion. Engraving is a vary ancient art. Work that is done by incision is distinguished as dry-point. Dry-point is engraved with gravers and similar small tools, which are made to cut be the force of the miscles of the hand; for large work small chisels, struck with a hammer, are employed also. The practice of engraving is comparatively clean and inexpensive, and its elementary principles are easily learned. Engraving Metals includes chapters including everything from the tools and their uses to chasing and etching metals.
Format: Soft Cover Dimentions: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Pages: 160 Illustrations: 117Learn More
- Forging Jernberg, John$15.00
In this introduction to forging, you'll find spliting, drawing out, upsetting, punching, angle welding etc, plus basic measuring and calculating of material needs are all covered. John Jernberg includes shrink fitting of parts and bending cast iron.
Format: Soft Cover Dimentions: 5 1/2" x 8" pages: 131 Illustrations: 170Learn More
- From Forge and Anvil Leslie, Candace & Hopkins-Hughes, Diane$19.95
Hill-Country Iron Worker
The legacy of Erich Riesel through words and photographs. This is the story of one of smithings' most accomplished, yet little-known artisans. Leslie and Hopkins-Hughs have restored Riesel to his proper place in the pantheon of ironwork artists. He learned the ironworking trade as an apprentice in Magdeburg, Germany, a ninth-century city noted for its Romanesque church and its steel industry, but his father, wanting to save his only child from war, sent him to America. After working as a cowboy on a number of Hill Country ranches, his gifts as a talented ornamental ironworker were accidentally discovered by two oilmen who were establishing handsome ranch/retreats on the banks of the Guadalupe River in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. For five years Riesel endowed their properties with beautiful ornamental works that have continued to evoke admiration. From massive ranch gates to airy railings to intricate chandeliers, Riesel turned out masterpiece after masterpiece creating a legacy that still endures at the Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly, Hunt, Texas.
Format: Hardcover Dimensions: 9" x 10" Pages: 96 Illustrations: 70 B&WLearn More
- From Log to Log House Håkansson, Sven-Gunnar$24.00
In the olden days, building with logs was common-place everywhere where trees were plentiful. It was the only way of providing oneself with a house or outbuildings.The craft of log building is a trade that takes considerable skill. If you intend to build your own log home, or a log shed, this book may give you some ideas of styles and floor plans.
Anybody who is capable of swinging an axe will also be able to craft a notch. Log tightness and joint precision need not always be perfect, but should be suited to the use of the building. The important thing is that the participating individual, with his hands on an axe, feels the happiness of building a log house,
Format: Hardcover Dimentions: 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" Pages: 334 Illustrations: 500Learn More
- Golden Age of Ironwork, The Magaziner, Henry Jonas$20.00
The Golden Age of Ironwork
This book demonstrates the incredible versatility and beauty of scaled-down architectural and ornamental masterpieces.
Format: Hardcover. Dimensions: 8.75" x 11.25" Pages: 224 Illustrations: 171 photographs by Robert D. GoldingLearn More
- Hammered Symbols Rienthaler, Gustl$20.95
The need to adorn one's self and to protect ourselves from the influences of evil forces and misfortune is as ancient as the history of mankind. Hence people even decorated everyday objects with symbols and protective signs. August Reinthaler's detailed descriptions and quality drawings of the tools in his extensive collection make this a valuable and informative text book.
Format: Softcover. Dimentions: 6"x 8 1/4" Pages: 150 Illustrations: 446Learn More
- Heritage In Iron, A Routson, Rafael$45.00
Blacksmiths have been an essential part of the development of global civilization for thousands of years. Initially forging rudimentary tools and weapons, their work transitioned to more sophisticated tools, agricultural implements, and instruments of war. The Industrial Revolution reduced the need for the blacksmiths' work and hence slowed the development of their craft. The renaissance of the last 30 years was led by individuals such as Francis Whitaker whose dedication to the craft inspired many to learn the art and techniques of blacksmithing. Whitaker and a few of his students forged the beautiful, functional ironwork for two ranches in southwest Colorado in this book. A Heritage in Iron, earned, in 2004, the PubWest Publishers Association of the West Winner's Award and 10 pages in the Architectural Digest. Featured throughout are hand-forged fixtures, fireplaces, tools, and includes 200 color and historical photos. An Independent Publisher IP Award Finalist. Index.
Format: Hardcover. Dimensions: 12" x 10.75" Pages: 215 Illustrations: 200Learn More
- Hooks, Rings and Other Things Barnes, Frank T.$34.95
An illustrated dictionary for collectors, students, curators, dealers and the just plain curious. The ultimate 'Whatsit?' book. Iron artifacts, which chronicled day-to-day living in early New England, have been brought together for the first time in this remarkable book. Delightfully illustrated and described, including their history, these antique iron pieces are documented and explained is how and why each piece was used.
Format: Hardcover. Dimentions: 8 3/4" x 11 1/4" Pages; 237 Illustrations: 1200Learn More