Metal and Welding
A Manual of Instruction in the Manufacture, Alteration and Repair of Firearms
Paperback ISBN: 162914438x
A historical landmark title on the practice of gunsmithing. Widely regarded as one of the foremost bibles of gunsmithing of its time, Vickery’s Advanced Gunsmithing is still relevant to this day. With in-depth explanations on different gunsmithing tools, gun parts, and methods, this technical resource complements other modern titles in the contemporary gunsmithing book market. Vickery’s passion for tools, and the firearms he could manipulate with them, gives this book its spirit of resourcefulness and experimentation. Different aspects of gunsmithing are highlighted in the book’s twenty chapters, such as barreling, chambering, action, and other kinds of metal-working. Vickery also attempts to reduce the gunsmither’s reliance on hard-to-find tools, and often describes alternate methods where possible. The informational text is supplemented by detailed illustrations, which are in turn accompanied by live photographs so that the reader can accurately compare his or her work to the text’s instruction. Vickery’s clear and precise instruction covers gunsmithing essentials and techniques for both the amateur and professional smith. The book’s historical significance and previous rare editions make it a valuable collector’s item for any firearm enthusiast. Classic and practical, Advanced Gunsmithing is a noteworthy companion to the gunsmither’s workbench.
The Art & Craft of the Blacksmith
Techniques and Inspiration for the Modern Smith
Paperback ISBN: 1631593811
Get to know the ultimate skill for using your own two hands! The Art and Craft of the Blacksmith introduces fundamental blacksmithing tools and techniques, simple projects to practice and build a skill base, as well as a gallery showcasing inspiring artists using innovative techniques today. Craftspeople making the transition from interest to hobby will find both inspiration and practical how-to projects in this comprehensive reference to ironwork. Beginning with an overview of iron and the traditions of historical forging, master blacksmith Robert Thomas offers everything you need to get started or to take your work to the next level.
The Art of Blacksmithing
Hardcover ISBN: 0785803955
A close-up look at the historical craft of blacksmithing features more than five hundred illustrations that demonstrate how blacksmiths worked and how they created everything from knives to horsehoes to rifle barrels.
The Art of Cutting
Tradition and New Techniques for Paper, Cardboard, Wood and Other Materials
Paperback ISBN: 8415967152
The Art of Cutting is a stunning collection of artworks created using a variety of cutting techniques. The author explores traditional techniques that are still very much alive worldwide, and then analyses the current aspects of the art of cutting, in which different materials and technologies lead to new forms of artistic expression. This book presents a selection of artists who revisit and work with traditional techniques, as well as those who adopt contemporary approaches. From paper to ceramics, food design and architecture, The Art of Cutting offers a stunning and diverse universe that is waiting to be discovered. This exceptional research work takes us to distant worlds, and also stimulates our imagination. Jean-Charles Trebbi, an urban architect, designer, artist, and author is passionate by folding, cutting, and assembling in all its forms. He uses mostly paper, but also cardboard, textiles, and even wood and metal to create his own absolutely original artists books. The book includes cut-out models.
The Art of Enameling
Techniques, Projects, Inspiration
Paperback ISBN: 157990954x
With this lavish introduction to the centuries-old art of enameling, even beginners can effortlessly create imaginative designs. Written with clarity and passion by a leader in the field, it covers all the popular techniques, the fundamentals of setting up a studio, and 14 fabulous projects. The various styles range from traditional cloisonné, champlevé, and plique-à-jour to experimental techniques such as firing enamel onto mesh forms. Even more creative possibilities await in the firing: use copper oxide to create cool color variations or try raku firing for unique effects. All the well-photographed projects, from a vibrantly toned flower ring to an elegant set of buttons with a delicate leaf pattern, encourage novices to use their skills and imagination.
The Art of Sculpture Welding
From Concept to Creation
Paperback ISBN: 0831135166
This extraordinary seven-part book covers the processes of creating 13 projects -- from pencils to vases to bicycles -- for all personalities, skill levels and interests. It is specifically designed for students, beginning welders, hobbyists, and do-it-yourselfers. Many of the plans have been built multiple times by students and others. The plans are easy to read and the projects are meant to motivate the reader to want to learn the welding and fabrication processes. All plans include a list of materials, dimensions, special notes as needed., plus any commentaries about special equipment that might be necessary to compete the projects.
The Art of Soldering for Jewelry Makers
Techniques and Projects
Paperback ISBN: 1438002637
Soldering--the art of permanently joining metal components with a torch and solder--is seen as a challenge by many crafters. This comprehensive volume takes the mystery out of this misunderstood technique with clear instruction for jewelers of all levels. Designer and jewelry industry insider Wing Mun Devenny gives the reader-- - An introduction to the history of soldering with an overview of conventional and lesser known methods - An in-depth look at essential equipment and tools as well as health and safety precautions - The fundamentals of soldering, from setting up and handling parts to understanding solder and fixing mistakes - A range of soldering techniques--from simple to more complex The author also provides 15 beautiful, step by step projects for the reader to create including rings, pendants, cufflinks, a brooch, and earrings. More than 400 full-color illustrations throughout.
The Artist Blacksmith
Design and Techniques
Hardcover ISBN: 1861264283
The Artist Blacksmith is the essential handbook for anyone interested in bringing a creative, contemporary approach to this ancient craft, and for those already hooked who want to improve and expand their skills. Topics covered include the range and use of tools and materials; fundamental blacksmithing processes; working at the anvil; drawing down, bending, upsetting, and spreading; hot cutting; punching; and finally, twisting and joining. Illustrated with over 200 diagrams and photographs, The Artist Blacksmith will provide an introduction to the beginner and valuable information for the more experienced smith looking to expand their workshop.
The Backyard Blacksmith
Traditional Techniques for the Modern Smith
Paperback ISBN: 1592532519
The Backyard Blacksmith takes the mystery out of blacksmithing, but not the magic... There is an increasing interest and revival in the art of blacksmithing as a hobby and art, and both men and women are becoming at-home blacksmiths. Blacksmithing is a simple, rewarding craft anyone can enjoy in their backyard or home workshop -- even beginners can produce useful and beautiful projects on their first try. The Backyard Blacksmith shows you how blacksmithing can be easy to learn, and a rewarding hobby, with some patience and a working knowledge of metals, basic tools, and techniques. Through instructions and illustrations, readers will learn to make simple tools and useful items, such as nails, hinges, and handles, and also an interesting mix of artful projects, such letter openers, door knockers and botanical ornaments.