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    Passion and Power Zastrow, Nancy
    $55.00

     Blacksmiths inspired awe and earned esteem from the beginning of civilization. People in earlier cultures were amazed that someone could take a useless rock and turn it into a weapon, a useful tool, or thing of beauty. It was not unknown for blacksmiths or iron workers to be regarded as shamens or healers, and they often held high positions in their societies. Here and now, however, we are still amazed, but in a much more subdued fashion. It is inspiring that there are men and women who still ply the trade. You are invited to come and meet some of those who still do and learn what inspires them in this beautiful book.

    Format: Hardcover   Dimentions: 9" x 11"   Pages: 404   Illustrations: 750

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    Passion for Metal, A Harvey, Henry
    $39.95

     Reflexions and Techniques of a Metal Sculptor

    A metal sculptor for over 30 years, Henry Harvey has created work that resides in public and private collections around the world. Here, with wit and style, Harvey divulges a rare, no-holds-barred accounting of his world of metal sculpting,from the lighting of a torch to techniques,patinas, strange commissions, peculiar customers, and a candid insight to the genesis of his sculpture. A number of projects are illustrated and explained in exquisite detail, making this book an absolute must for everyone contemplating becoming a sculptor. 'Passion for Metal' is much more than a how-to-book. It is richly illustrated, its narrative offers rare insights into the creative process and the inner workings of the artist's mind. This visual and verbal feast book will be embraced by rt historians, collectors, and budding sculptors alike. Henry Harvey lives and works in eastern Pennsylvania. In addition to sculpting in metal he is an inventor, game designer, and a successful novelist.

     Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 8.75 x 11.5   Pages: 176   Illustrations: over 300

     

     

     

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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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    Professional Jewelry Making Revere, Alan
    $68.00

    This landmark book brings a European-style jewelry training to a wide and enthusiastic audience. Alan Revere's four decades as a working goldsmith and passionate teacher are evident on every page as he leads us methodically through each step. In the tradition of great teachers everywhere, he is demanding yet generous, expecting perfection and giving tips on how to achieve it.

    Format: Hardcover   Dimentions:  9" x 11 1/2"  Pages:  340  Illustrations:  600

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    Ready, Set, Weld! Matin, Kimberli
    $21.95

    What's fun, easy, and conbe done by anyone?   Welding!   That's right, your're going to find that playing with metal using a MIG welder is almost as easy as wielding a glue gun. Matin covers the basics and gives you 25 step-by-step projects for the home and garden.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimentions: 8.5" x 10"    Pages: 127     Illustrations 162

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    Shop Drawings Hoffman, Jerry
    $21.00

    Shop Drawings: for Blacksmiths Drawings chosen from thousands of pages published in the Blacksmith's Journal providing scale line drawings of tools, equipment, as well as many architectural items.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 8" x 10"   Pages: 18   Illustrations: 167

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    Striking Women Sayadi,Latifa
    $36.00

    Striking Women was put together by the Berlin artist, Latifa Sayadi, with contributions from women all over the world. It gives special reasons for every viewer to admire it as a living salute to smithing women surpassing all countries, continents, styles, methods, and concepts.

    Latifa Sayadi is a Tunisian/German artist blacksmith and sculptor based in Berlin, Germany. There she runs a workshop where she creates her sculptures and commissioned pieces. She is also interested in exposing the works of female blacksmith's. In 2008 she finished and published her documentary film about women blacksmiths, Queens of Iron.

    You can understand that women contribute much to the metal working trades.

    Format: Hardcover   Dimentions: 8 1/4" x 10 1/4"   Pages:  215   Ilustrations:  214

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    Ukrainian Blacksmith: Oleh Bonkovskyy Mohylevskyy, Volodymyr
    $36.00

    The production of iron and its shaping by hot forging methods was known in modern Ukraine long before the Common Era. Ukrainian Blacksmith Oleh Bonkovskyy,  exemplifies one man's dedication to the art of blacksmithing. This book illustrates the craftsmanship of Bonkovskyy's many works of art that have found their home around the world, including large public sculptures, detailed and intricate panels, stained glass, signage, fireplaces, grillwork, gates and handrails, candlesticks and crosses.  Included are also chapters on the history of blacksmithing and each of the styles of his work in both English and Ukrainian.                                                                                 

    Format: Hard Cover   Dimentions:  9 1/4" x 12 1/4"   Pages:  293   Illustrations: 210

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