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    How to Make Chain Mail Heath, Robert M.
    $8.50

    The ancient Romans and prehistoric European tribes had shirts of mail as did the medieval knights, familiar to us from the stories of Robin Hood and Ivanhoe. Mail, at least the outward form, should be made to imitate the styles of old. 

          1. The first type is the best made from links that were shut with a forge weld.    2. The second type of mail would have been made of links closed with a cold shut. Each link would be flattened where the joint was made a hole drilled in both ends to receive a very small shutting rivet. This was considered to be good mail but not the very best.    3. The third type of mail and lowest in quality, was made of links not shut at all. The links were bent shut without securing the two ends in any way.                                                                                                                                   

    The shirt presented here was made of links that were not shut. The ends were butted together after each link was individually fitted into the pattern of the metal fabric.

     

    Format: Soft cover,  Dimentions: 5 1/4" x 8 1/3",  Pages: 34,  Illustrations: 65

     

     

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    Ironwork Today Vol. 2 Snyder, Jeffrey B
    $50.00

    Ironwork Today: Inside and Out, Vol. II

    A collection of hundreds of beautiful color photos displaying the impressive iron are work of today's artist-blacksmiths.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 11 x 8.5   Pages: 256   Illustrations: 500 in color

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    Ironwork Today 3 Snyder, Jeffrey B
    $50.00

    In Ironwork Today 3, over 450  color photos provide a sweeping overview of the amazing range of iron artwork  created by 82 of today's artist-blacksmiths. These works in metal are found in public spaces, offices, and homes. The pieces, discussed by the artists who made them, include sculpture, gates, railings, furniture, lighting fixtures, doors, locks, and much more.

    Format: Hardback   Dimentions: 11 1/4 x 9 3/4   Pages: 255   Illustrations: 450

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    Ironwork: Dynamic Details Meilach, Dona Z.
    $39.95

    Over 250 color photographs display details of contemporary iron objects, including flowers, grape clusters, leaves, small and large animals that attest to the blacksmith's role as a sculptor. Details of other elements for furniture, fireplace accessories and many other items bring a whole new dimension to blacksmithing. This stimulation book is a must for metalworkers, designers, artists, gallery owners, art lovers, and museum directors. Appreciate by looking or try it!

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 8.75" x 11.5"   Pages: 160   Illustrations: over 250

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    Making a Copper Weathervane Helmreich. Bruce
    $29.99

     Making a Copper Weathervane

    Bruce Helmreich guides you through the steps necessary to build a hand-hammered copper weathervane. Folk art subjects used in American weathervanes include domesticated and wild animals, birds, occupations, patriotic themes, and transportation. Create your own design or use the complete set of plans included to produce a traditional rooster weathervane. Using basic tools (tin snips and hammers) and ageless techniques, this book will teach you how to make a weathervane that will serve your roof for years. Whether you are an experienced metal worker, or a woodworker looking for a challange, this is the book for you.

    Format: Softcover    Dimentions: 8 1/2" x 11"   Pages: 160   Illustrations: 290 color and 25 line drawings

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    Making Metal Jewelry Gollberg, Joanna
    $14.95

    Projects, Techniques, Inspiration

     Create a wide array of chic jewelry  - without having to solder or use a torch. Cold connecting metal is a great way to learn jewelry making because the tools are inexpensive and readily available, and the techniques provide a solid base for all types of metal work. From earrings to necklaces to bracelets, these sophisticated designs will showcase your creativity.

    Format: Soft Cover.   Dimentions: 8.5" x 10"    Pages: 112    Illustrations: 310

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    Making Sculpture from Scrap Metal Parkinson, Peter
    $19.95

    Transforming unlikely pieces of scrap metal into significant works of art - giving new life to things we throw away - is an accessible, creative and fulfilling activity. 'Making Sculpture from Scrap Metal' describes and illustrates the concerns and techniques involved in making this kind of sculpture. It discusses the role and purpose of sculpture and covers sources of scrap metal. It includes the making, finishing and installation of pieces of sculpture.

    Format:  Soft Cover   Dimentions:  6 3/4" x 9 1/2"   Pages:  96   Illustrations:  90

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    Metal Techniques for Craftsmen Untracht, Oppi
    $65.00

    A Basic Manual on the Methods of Forming and Decorating Metals

    Working with metals, recording experiences and the taming of fire, distinguishes man from  beasts.

    This book gives complete instructions on the handling, working and finishing of all metals. It is fully indexed and lavishly illustrated not only with working techniques but also with fine examples of craftsmanship through the ages.

    Part One is devoted to basic information and the characteristic qualities of each of the metals met by the craftsman, both precious and base.

    Part Two describes the various techniques in working metals, those that do not require soldering, those employing contrasting metals, those that require soldering, and those combining metals with nonmelalic materials.

    Part Three deals with smithing, annealing, forging, casting and other methods of metal fabrication.

    Part Four deals with finishing.

    Part Five descriibes hand tools and their uses.

    Part Six is devoted to charts and tables.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimentions: 7 1/2" x 10 1/2"   Pages: 509   Illustrations: over 2,000

     

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