Master Blacksmith

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    Folders Van Eizenga, Jerry
    $25.00

    How to  Design and Make Your Own FOLDERS  is a Step-By-Step How-to introduction to making your own Folder. or Pocketknife. Jerry Van Eizenga teaches here the making of folding knives and understanding the design and functioning of the simple slip lock folder. These pages contain "How to Make the Basic Scagel Slip Joint Folder" and his latest teachings with some jigs to aid the folder knife maker. It has sections on how to make multi-blade folders and Scagel hunting knives with a folding blade in the handle. The most important section may be "How to Design a Slip Joint Folder".

    Format: Soft Cover   Dimentions: 8 1/3" x 10 3/4"  Pages: 48  Ilustrations: 56

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    Form Emphasis for Metalsmiths Seppä, Heikki
    $25.00

    A master artist and teacher of metalwork, Heikki Seppä, presents a bold new approach to creative expression in metal. He belives that the time has come for the artist to free himself from the functional forms that have dominated the metalsmith's craft- the cup, the box, the pitcher, etc. Heikki Seppä believes that the time has come for the artist to free himself from the functional forms that have dominated the metalsmith's craft - the cup, the box, the pitcher, etc. Heikki Seppä urges the craftsman to creat in terms of pure form, and in this book he shows him how.

    Two things are essential. The first is a thorough understanding of the special properties of metal as an artistic medium and an intimate knowledge of the techniques for working it.

    The second is to free the artist from thinking in terms of function, since this limits his concepts of what can be created.

    A major feature of this book is an extensive glossary of a new vocabulary with each term illustrated with a sketch by the author.

    Format: Soft Cover;  Dimentions: 7" x 10";  Pages: 146;  Illustrations: Profusely illustrated.

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    From Forge and Anvil Leslie, Candace & Hopkins-Hughes, Diane
    $19.95

    Erich Riesel

    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&W

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    Für den Kunstschmied (translated) Schmirler, Otto
    $59.00

    Designs – Shop Drawings – Photographs for the Artist-blacksmith

    Schmirler has compiled a selection of sketches, scale drawings and photographs from his own archive intended primarily to serve as a reference work for wrought-iron smiths. His three-step process in the production of a piece of artistic wrought iron starts with sketching the piece, and then developing a detailed working drawing on a scale of 1:1, and finally photographing the finished piece and recording its location. The objects include fireplaces, wall lamps, clocks, wine bars, gates, railings, grills, candle holders, signs and much more in Schmirler's plan of first, the sketch, then developing a detailed 1:1 drawing, and finally photographing the finished piece. Tri-lingual: English/German & French

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 8.75" x 10.75"   Pages: 168   Illustrations: 764

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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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    Lives Shaped by Steel Zastrow, Nancy
    $34.50

    Celebrating East Coast Outdoor Metal Artists

    This series of interviews introduces some artist who have shaped steel and had their lives shaped by it. It celebrates people who are passionate about metal, and about the way this passion has been translated into lasting beauty. The book is arranged by geographic area, and the artists are listed in alphabetical order.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 11" x 8.5"   Pages: 248   Illustrations: 300 color

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    Metalsmithing for Jewelry Makers McGrath. Jinks
    $35.00

    Metalsmithing for Jewelry Makers by Jinks McGrath is the ultimate reference source for jewelers of all levels. Exploring a wide range of both precious and nonprecious metals, traditional methods are examined alongside contrmporary styles and adaptations to offer unique insight into the art and craft of jewelry making for today's artisan. In-depth instruction covers all essential techniques, from the most basic to advanced methods.

    Format:  Hard Cover   Dimentions:  9 1/4" x 10 1/2"  Pages: 319   Illustrations: 600

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    Moving Metal Steines, Adolph
    $32.95

    Moving Metal

    The Art of Chasing and Repoussé

    This book is a long overdue treat for blacksmiths, sculptors, and all artists of metalwork. It has information on chasing and repoussé in greater depth and detail than any other volume available in the English language today. A valuable resource for both the professional and the hobbyist. Translated from German

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 8" x 10"   Pages: 131   Illustrations: 107+111

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