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    Art of Welding, The Galvery, William
    $24.95

    Over William Galvery's long professional career as an educator and hands-on-welder he offers us his acclaimed welding insight and everyday tips and tricks.This unique and original book provides complete, in-depth coverage of the equiptment and techniques used in the most popular welding processes: Oxyacetylele, stick welding, MIG welding and TIG welding. Each chapter contains the pros and cons of each process and information on equiptment, setup, materials, safety, and welding techniques. It provides sound footing for the novice welder.

    Format:   Soft Cover  Dimentions:   8 1/2" x 11"   Pages:  256   Illustrations: 225

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    Basic Damascus Patterns DVD Norris, Mike
    $39.00

    Renown Damascus Steel and knife maker, Mike Norris gives you an up close, in-depth look at creating and preparing Basic Damascus Patterns.

    Lessons include: basic pattern materials preparation  -  proper heating techniques  -  grinding and finishing  -  pattern design  -  and much more!

    Total Run Time: 44 minutes with quick and easy menu access to all lessons.

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    Chasing and Repoussé Corwin, Nancy Megan
    $35.00

    Chasing and Repoussé have been used for centuries to embellish metal objects. This long awaited book provides lucid and practical instruction that will appeal to beginners and advanced craftspeople. With more than 450 photos and illustrations, including studio process and diverse master works collected from artists around the world, Chasing and Repoussé elegantly fills a need in the literature of metalsmithing.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimentions: 8 1/4" x 11"    Pages: 183    Illustrations: 450

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    Creative Metal Forming Betty Helen Longhi & Cythia Eid
    $45.00

    Creative Metal Forming is a comprehensive book which surveys contemporaty metal forming techniques through three dozen exercises and hundreds of photographs. Betty Helen Longhi and Cynthia Eid bring years of teaching and studio practice to this monumental resource. Novice hobbyists and advanced metalsmiths alike will find discoveries in every chapter, all didicated to energizing this exciting field.

    Format: Hard cover   Dimentions:  8 1/2" x 11"  Pages:  254  Illustrations: over 800

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    Damascus Albericci, Emilio/ Galizzi, Flavio/ Pizzi, Lucia
    $85.00

    In the panorama of traditional forging techniques, damascus has always represented a great challenge for those who tried to make it; so much so that throughout the centuries it has had alternating periods of decline and rebirth which were sometimes caused by these very difficulties in producing it. Damascus forging techniques, which are connected to a level of skill obtainable only through long and patient practice, have witnessed a rebirth of great quality in good part owing to bold experimentation. This is a practical manual with an introduction covering ancient damascus production techniques. In simple languag and with over 350 full color photos the book covers a great number of techniques fo obtaining many different kinds of damascus. English/Italian

    Format: Hard Cover   Dimentions: 8 1/2" x 11"   Pages: 240   Illustrations: 350

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    Enamaling on Metal Lopez-Ribalta, Nuria and Pascual I Miro, Eva
    $30.00

     After a brief, enlightening history of the art of enameling on metal, the authors discuss the nature and characteristics of glass-based pigments, which are the special types of enamel required for application to metal. The materials and tools required for enameling on metal, the preparation process, and the various working techniques that produce finished objects are introduced followed by step-by-step instructions for crafting several different objects.

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    Forging Solutions IV, Joinery DVD Har-lev, Amit
    $39.00

    Joining metal to metal...for function or for decoration. Amit Har-lev takes you step by step in Joinery Techniques , through a wide range of creative as well as functional joinery techniques that can be applied to your next project.

    Lessons include:

    Making and working with rivets...

    Wrapping techniques...

    Joining flat bars...

    Working with wedges....and much more!

     

    Total Run Time: 1 hr. 20 min. with quick and easy menu access to all lessons.

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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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