Non-ferrous

Books for artisans of non-ferrous metals
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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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    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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  4. Patinas For Small Studios
    Patinas For Small Studios Lewton-Brain, Charles
    $19.95

    The increased interest in patination and metal coloring and the need for simple, fairly non-toxic solutions for small scale general purpose use is met in this booklet. Procedures have been chosen that require small investment of money in chemicals, and are reasonably non-toxic or are made with household chemicals.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"   Pages: 33   Illustrations: 10

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  5. Polishing Report, The
    Polishing Report, The Lewton-Brain, Charles
    $22.00

    All jewelers polish jewelry. Usually this is done with polishing machines. This booklet presents a carefully selected group of polishing tools which is a basic, generic, most useful set which serves general jewelry polishing problems. This invaluable booklet offers many polishing solutions as well as ways to prevent problems in the first place.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"   Pages: 31   Illustrations: 27

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  6. Six Knots For Everyday Life
    Six Knots For Everyday Life Peterson Sr., Phil
    $9.95

    Six Knots For Everyday Life: For Home, Hobby and the Great Outdoors These six knots will help get you through life. They're simple, they're practical and they're all right here!

    Format: Softcover.  Dimensions: 7" x 7.25"   Pages: 80   Illustrations: 227

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  7. Small Scale Photography
    Small Scale Photography Lewton-Brain, Charles
    $34.95

    How to take great shots of your work This book is intended for beginners as well as working professionals who need good, quality, photographs and slides of their small scale art and craft work. There is an emphasis on low cost and simplicity. The system as described can serve just as well for creating images of any small objects under about three square feet in size. The principles can also be adapted for larger objects.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"  Pages: 90   Illustrations: 46

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  8. Things Trees Know
    Things Trees Know Wood, Douglas
    $9.95

    In The Things Trees Know, through insightful text and lovely pen and ink illustrations, Doug presents a whispering grove full of wisdom. Walk this wooded trail and find a shaft of sunlight,a ray of hope, a living landmark, and perhaps the answer to a question or two.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 4 1/4"x5 3/4"   Pages: 59   Illustrations: 56

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