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Students, hobbyists, and others just getting started in metalworking have turned to this informative, easy-access reference time and time again. Without getting bogged down in confusing details, it teaches them what they need to know about the most effective techniques for working with gold, platinum, copper, brass, steel, plaster, and more. In fact, it covers most of the same subjects as the professional version, only in a simpler fashion: metals, tools, surfaces, shaping, joining, casting, stones, and mechanisms. And, like the larger edition, it has a spiral spine and attractive color images throughout. Newcomers to the field will especially appreciate the safety tips and the many charts covering melting points, conversion, factors, and other fundamental knowledge.
Highly compressed lessons in metalsmithing as a craft, illustrated with over 2,500 drawings, show the student how to polish, shape, connect, cast and assemble metalwork
This text covers subjects ranging from metals, tools and surface textures (such as enamelling, patinas, etc.) to shaping, joining, casting, stones and stonesetting, and mechanisms such as findings and hinges. It is filled with step-by-step sequences, line diagrams and drawings, safety notes and handy tips.
Presents all the fundamental metalworking techniques needed in making jewellery. Subjects discussed include: cutting and bending, pattern, texture and contour, fusing and soldering, cold connections, finishing and patinas, stone settings, mechanisms and chains, and casting.
Introduces metalworking techniques such as how to create hinges and catches
Easy-to-follow instructions and carefully executed illustrations make it possible for anyone to learn the basics of an age-old art form and fashion beautiful, lasting objects. Author discusses tools and techniques, use of gems and enamels, wire inlay, casting, and other topics. 72 line illustrations and diagrams.
Clear diagrams and descriptions of the basic equipment and procedures used in metalworking in general, as well as specific projects such as candlesticks and bowls

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