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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: 117

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    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: 170

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    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: 500

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    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: 446

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    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: 200

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    Knights In Shining Armor Sinkević, Ida
    $28.00

    Myth and Reality 1450-1650

    This scholarly significant, popularly written, and beautifully illustrated work explores the multiple rolls of arms and armor in the Renaissance and Baroque societies. During the period between 1450-1650, gunpowder weapons and new military technologies gradually extinguished the need for knights in shining armor on the battlefield. In this period, unsurpassed production of elaborate, richly decorated, and superbly crafted suits of armor became a symbol of status and was worn increasingly for ceremonial purposes and adopted into everyday life and dress.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 11.5" x 10.75"   Pages: 84   Illustrations: 111

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    Little Giant Powerhammer, The Kern, Richard R.
    $45.00

    Richard Kern's book, "The Little Giant Powerhammer" will guide you through the entire restoration process with his expertise and experience. The result will be a restored hammer which will operate properly. When buying a powerhammer, the investment in purchasing this book will be recouped many, many times over. You will know what to look for and will have a concept of what the restoration will involve.

    Format:  Soft Cover   Dimentions:  6" x 9"  Pages:  300  Illustrations:  150

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    Mästermyr Find, The Arwidsson, Greta and Berg, Gosta
    $17.95

    A Viking Age Tool Chest from Gotland

    This chest, found in1936 in Mästermyr on the island of Gotland, Sweden, contains more that 200 tools used by Viking blacksmiths, woodworkers and metal smiths. This archaeological find is described in detail with clear photographs and drawings.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 8. 1/2" x 11"   Pages: 90   Illustrations: 75

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