Non-ferrous

Books for artisans of non-ferrous metals
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    Foldforming Lewton-Brain, Charles
    $35.00

    Foldforming refers to a collection of procedures that generate an incredibly wide range of forms in metal. These revolutionary ideas are presented here by the man who discovered them, and who has worked tirelessly to help other artists expand on his groundbreaking work. This book is the first and most comprehensive book on the topic, and one that will remain a vital resource for many years to come.

    Format: Hard cover   Dimentions: 8 1/2" x 11"   Pages: 159   Illustrations: 425

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    From Log to Log House HÃ¥kansson, 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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    Great Wire Jewelry Petersen, Irene From
    $9.95

    "You'll be delighted with this little book. Each technique is clearly explained with step-by-step drawings and simple text." Bead & Button Magazine                                                                                                                                           "Merging the artful elegance of an ancient craft with a clear "how-to" format, this book is useful and inspiring to wireworkers at all levels of experience." Beadwork Magazine                                                                                            Imagine creating beautiful jewelry using only wire, jump rings, and a few basic tools. It's true! Both beginners and experienced jewelry makers will appreciate the ingenious yet simple techniques used to braid, twist, and knit silver, copper, and brass wire into stunning bracelets, necklaces, earrings and more. These techniques allow even novices to make great jewelry without using solder or expensive equiptment.                                                                             Each of the 70 fully illustrated projects are in color and have step-by-step diagrams. Each project is rated by difficulity.

    Format: Soft cover  Dimentions: 8 1/4" x 8 1/4"  Pages: 60  Illustrations:102

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    Hammered Copper Baum, Sandy
    $29.99

    South of Mexico City in the state of Michoacan, in the small city of Santa Clara del Cobre, (meaning copper) lived two families of copper smiths, the Angels (An-hill) and the Punzos. Their techniques are so ancient that they go all the way back to the copper age that preceded the Bronze Age three thousand years ago. Hammered Copper presents wonderful examples of copper from this area. From nothing more than a chunk or flat sheet of metal, artists here have spent centuries creating both uneful adn decorative items with specially made hand tools.

    Format: Hard cover  Dimentions: 11 1/4" x 8 3/4"  Pages: 160   Illustrations:  375

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    Heritage of English Knives, The Hayden-Wright, David
    $63.00

    The Heritage of English Knives

    This is the preeminent reference on antique English knives, written by one of Great Britain's most respected 20th century authorities on weaponry. The text contains much previously unknown historical information about cutlers and their art. The history of the famous American designed Bowie knife, manufactured extensively in Sheffield, is explained and amply illustrated. The history of the American Bowie knife explained and amply illustrated. Discussions present multi-bladed sportsmen's pocket knives, farrier's, smoker's, quill knives, curiosities, and actual knives presented to King George IV in 1821.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 9" x 12"   Pages: 336   Illustrations: 301 color and 20 B&W

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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 Sartin, John
    $24.99

    Author and noted jewelry designer John Sartin expertly teaches you the fundamentals and beyond.  Try new methods, build new skills, and become the jewelry designer you've always wanted to be.                                                               

    ~ Learn the basic skills of sawing, drilling, piercing, filing, and finishing metal.                                                                  ~ Learn how and when to use cold and hot connection methods.                                                                                      ~ Add texture with roller embossing, retuculation, hammers, and metal overlay.                                                               ~ Shape metal and build volume by dapping and forging.                                                                                                  ~ Mount gems and stones with bezel, prong, tube, and flush settings.

    Format: Soft cover  Dimentions: 8 1/4" x 11"  Pages: 223  Illustrations: over 500

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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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