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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

 
Beginning Blacksmithing: One Mississippi Journeyman's View Bob Heath

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This book has drawn great praise from the public and also from master smiths such as Uri Hofi. It is a real whopping treatment of the Blacksmith's Craft in 430(!!) pages jam-packed with useful information. This book; among many other things; gives a lucid account of how to forge weld; has the plans to make several sizes of leather bellows; has scientific specifics of what happens to iron when it is heated in a blacksmith's forge; presents some of the basic physics with force and acceleration formulas that come into effect when a blacksmith swings his hammer; what happens when steel is heated; quenched to harden; and reheated to draw the temper in steel. Young's modulus is presented as is Poisson's ratio when iron is heated and hammered. An explanation of the electrical polarity of iron atoms is given along with the effect forging iron has on the lattice structure of iron molecules and dendritic grain arrangements in a forged iron. Why forged steel is much stronger than cast steel is given. An example of an "S" curve is presented of the quenching process. Forging Damascus knives and swords is presented. How to sharpen a plow point is given - and much more. Bob Heath has been practicing his craft for decades and you'll be glad you shelled out a few dollars for the advice and information Bob has collected over all these years.

Beginning metalworking; Blacksmithing; Forges; Metal working; Metallurgy

Publisher Heath Iron. 1998.

 
The Modern Blacksmith Alexander Weygers

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The modern blacksmith must learn to do by himself what the old-time blacksmith and his helper did as a trade. It is this that Alexander Weygers teaches here: how to use the basic techniques and tools available and resort to whatever can be invented; improvised; and constructed to make "things" out of "nothing." The 600 illustrations represent; as nearly as possible; live demonstrations in the shop. They are intended to show how something can be done: not the only way; but on of many possible ways. Above and beyond showing how; the why is stressed as of overriding importance.

Beginning metalworking; Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Blacksmithing training and techniques; Metal working; Tool making and equipment building

Publisher Van Nostrand Reinhold. 1974. 144 pages

 
Recycling Use And Repair Of Tools Alexander G. Weygers

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Here is another extraordinary guide to useful blacksmith and machine-shop work for craftsmen by the author of The Making of Tools and The Modern Blacksmith. Stressing the creative reuse of old materials; this invaluable book provides a wealth of easy-to-follow procedures for making; repairing; and maintaining a great variety of equipment and parts; from shovels and chisels to washers and bearings. More than 600 clear drawings are "picture translations" of Weygers' workshop demonstrations of his techniques; and show the step-by-step development of each project from start to finish.

Metal working; Tool making and equipment building; Woodwork

Publisher Van Nostrand Reinhold (Trade). 1978. 117 pages

 
Metalwork Leland; Charles G.

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Norm Larson Books This work contains an explanation of the processes of cold metal work; chiefly as applied to decorative or industrial art; and especially with a view to their being taught to children in elementary and preparatory schools. The author believes that it may be regarded as thoroughly adapted to this purpose; he having been founder and director for four years of the industiral art classes in the public schools of Philadelophia; in which some of these branches of metal work were taught with great success. The principle which guides this book is that the rudiments; or first and easiest stages of anything to be mastered; must be very thoroughly acquired; and no step forward be allowed till the pupil is really a master in all that has preceded it.

Beginning metalworking; Metal working; Repousse; chasing; chiseling metal work

Publisher . 1894. 111 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.