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Metal Techniques For Craftsmen A Basic Manual On The Methods Of Forming And Decorating Metals With 769 Illustrations Oppi Untracht

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Here for the first time is a single book that encompasses the entire art of decorative metal work; offering an exhaustive; illustrative guide for the interested layman; the amateur; and the master craftsman. In clear; analytic prose; accompanied by 667 photographs and 102 linecuts; Metal Techniques for Craftsmen gives a step-by-step account of precisely how to form or embellish almost any kind of metal object. These are some of the subjects the book details: - The Behavior of Metals and Their Physical Properties - The Precious Metals: God; Silver; and Their Alloys - The Base Metals: Copper; Bronze; Aluminum; Zinc; and Others -The Ferrous Metals: Iron and Steel -The Texture of Metal Surfaces - Punchwork Decoration - Repousse' and Chasing - Engraving - Etching - Appliqué - Indian Decorative Techniques: Swami; Bidri; Kuftgari - Damascene - Inlay - Hard and Soft Solders - Niello - Combining Metals with Nonmetallic Materials - Silversmithing - Pewter - Forging and Welding - Cold Metal Spinning - Lost-Wax amd Ptjer Castomg {rpcesses - Polishing - Coloring

Blacksmithing training and techniques; Metal working; Metal-work

Publisher Doubleday. 1975. 509 pages

 
Folk Art Weather Vanes: Authentic American Patterns For Wood And Metal John A. Nelson; John Nelson

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Patterns and instructions for making 68 weather vanes modeled on American folk art masterpieces. Patterns can be used for dozens of folk art projects.

Metal-work; Weather vanes; Woodwork - Patterns

Publisher Stackpole Books. 1990. 160 pages

 
Step-By-Step Knifemaking: You Can Do It! David Boye

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Boye takes readers through each stage in the design and fabrication of a knife; showing how the process is completed; from cutting the blank from new or used steel to tempering the blade to grinding; polishing; and coating to the addition of the handle.

Knives; Metal-work

Publisher Rodale Pr. 1977. 288 pages

 
Art Of Albert Paley Edward Lucie-Smith; Albert Paley

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Albert Paley first came to prominence as one of the leading craft jewelers in America; an accomplishment that eventually led in 1969 to his extraordinary work as a monumental sculptor. Today he is recognized as one of the country's most gifted metal artists. The Art of Albert Paley is the first monograph on this important artist. Paley was born in Philadelphia and later trained at the Tyler School of Art; where he pursued his interests in jewelry and metalwork. It was this twin foundation that forged Paley's career; beginning in the early 1960s; at the height of American abstraction. Specifically; the artist's command of jewelry design prepared him for what remains his most famous commission; the portal gates of the Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution; Washington; D.C. These elegant eight-foot gates took Paley and an assistant one year to complete; they were unveiled to the public in 1974. Since that time he has made architectural sculptures for museums; organizations; and private clients worldwide; including the Reading Terminal Convention Center; Philadelphia; Yale University Art Gallery; New Haven; Wortham Center for the Performing Arts; Houston; and the Philharmonic Center for the Arts; Naples; Florida. In The Art of Albert Paley; noted critic and art historian Edward Lucie-Smith discusses the diversity and significance of Paley's achievements and explores how; like so many American artists; his work crosses the boundaries that separate art from craft. The more than one hundred illustrations reproduce not only Paley's major works; but also his preliminary drawings; many published here for the first time. This survey also includes a complete list of Paley's works; including major commissions; chronology; and exhibition history.

Artists' preparatory studies - Catalogs; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Metal-work - History

Publisher Harry N. Abrams. 1996. 231 pages

 
The Beginnings Of Metallurgy: Proceedings Of The International Conference "The Beginnings Of Metallurgy"; Bochum; 1995 (Der Anschnitt) Hauptmann; Andreas

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Beitr. teilw. dt.; teilw. engl.; teilw. franz. - Literaturangaben

Metallurgy - History - Congresses; Metal-work; Prehistoric - Congresses

Publisher Deutsches Bergbau-Museum. 1999. 362 pages

 
Metal Working A Book Of Tools And Processes Hasluck Paul N

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Reprint of the 1907 original. The scope of this book embraces practically the whole art of working metals with hand tools and with such simple machine tools as the small engineering shop usually contains. The tool outfit of the average metalworker does not generally include anything more ambitious than a lathe with or without slide-rest; overhead motion; etc. and it is with this limitation in mind that the whole of the contents of this book have been prepared. Even withing such limits; the scope is extensive; and has been made to include a large and pleasing variety of work. Nearly every aspect of metalworking of every sort is covered in great detail in this comprehensive reference; as are the tools used in those trades. A wide range of subjects are brought more clearly into focus thanks to Hasluck's well written explication and a series of period line drawings. See "Notes" below for contents description.

Contents include: Foundry work; Smiths' work; Surfacing metals; Polishing Metals: The machines and processes; Annealing; hardening; and tempering; Drilling and boring; Taps; screw-plates; and dies; Soldering; brazing and riveting; Forging iron and steel; Working sheet metal; Repousse' work; Oriental decorative brasswork; Finishing; lacquering; and colouring brass; Lathes and lathework; Spinning metals on the lathe; Tools for measuring and testing metalwork; and lots more. Many illustrations.

Metal working; Metal-work - History; Tool making and equipment building; Tools - history

Publisher Lindsay Publications Inc. 1994.

 
Fireplace Accessories Dona Z. Meilach

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Here is the first book that focuses on unique custom-made fireplace accessories as works of art by talented modern artist blacksmiths. Over 400 ideas for unusual fireplace designs reflect historical styles from Renaissance to Post-Modern. You will be amazed at the infinite effects that can be wrought from a bar of metal between the hammers and anvils of more than 100 master artist blacksmiths from nine countries. You'll learn to appreciate the forms that are used; from scrolls to carved animals; and to recognize their texturing; unusual handles and hinges; supports; and more. Fire screens; hoods; doors; andirons; grates; tongs; pokers; shovels; brooms; and their stands emerge as significant decorative items in today's homes. This is also a wonderful sourcebook for homeowners and designers seeking original art for their homes. You will marvel at the artistry; variety; and craftsmanship.

Includes index.

Fireplaces; Interior decoration; Metal-work

Publisher Schiffer Publishing. 2002. 256 pages