Metal and Welding
Advanced Gunsmithing: A Manual of Instruction in the Manufacture, Alteration, and Repair of Firearms (75th Anniversary Edition)
Advanced Gunsmithing
A Manual of Instruction in the Manufacture, Alteration, and Repair of Firearms (75th Anniversary Edition)
Paperback      ISBN: 162914438x
A classic on the practice of gunsmithing, covering everything from rifling tools and sights to pistols and soldering. Vickery's clear and precise instruction covers essentials and techniques for both the amateur and professional

First published in 1940, W. F. Vickery's Advanced Gunsmithing, classic is essential for gunsmiths, both for the broad range of topics it covers and the insight it offers into methods of work current seventy-five years ago. Topics include:
  • Barrel changing
  • Chambering, boring, and reaming tools
  • Rifling tools and the rifling of barrels.
  • Actions and their alterations
  • Sights, scopes, and small parts.
  • Rifles and shotguns
  • Rimfires
  • Pistols.
  • Hand tool procedures
  • Soldering and brazing, heat treatment, and bluing.
  • Making cartridge dies
  • And more

A clear writer, Vickery how to move from one aspect of a given task to the next. This is a useful addition to any gunsmith's reference library.
The Art and Craft of the Blacksmith: Techniques and Inspiration for the Modern Smith
The Art and 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 discusses a range of blacksmithing tools, techniques, and projects, from fundamental skills to advanced forging, as well as a gallery showcasing inspiring artists using innovative techniques today.

Craftspeople making the transition from interest to hobby and beyond 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, professional blacksmith Robert Thomas offers everything you need to get started or to take your work to the next level.

The Art of Blacksmithing
The Art of Blacksmithing
Hardcover      ISBN: 0785803955

With more than 500 illustrations, this book is perfect for craftsmen who want to set up a blacksmith shop, and for lovers of history and craft alike. This book describes and illustrates the equipment and techniques developed in more than six thousand years of working iron by hand.Indeed, this unique book covers every aspect of a fascinating and little-known art, the fundamental craft on which the civilization of the Iron Age was built.

Art of Coppersmithing: A Practical Treatise on Working Sheet Copper into All Forms
Art of Coppersmithing
A Practical Treatise on Working Sheet Copper into All Forms
Paperback      ISBN: 1879335379

Art of Coppersmithing: A Practical Treatise On Working Sheet Copper Into All Forms is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This publication is professionally scanned from an original edition of the book, and of the best possible quality. This popular classic work by John Fuller is in the English language. If you enjoy the works of John Fuller then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.

The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration
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 cloisonn , champlev , and plique- -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
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
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
    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.
    Audel Welding Pocket Reference
    Audel Welding Pocket Reference
    Paperback      ISBN: 0764588095

    Featuring updated charts dealing with the most common situations welding workers face on the job, this comprehensive, pocket-sized reference is based on recommendations from working professionals and covers welding symbols and definitions, types of joints and welds, typical welding station configurations, oxygen cylinders, arc-welding charts, U.S metric measures, and more.

    The Backyard Blacksmith
    The Backyard Blacksmith
    Hardcover      ISBN: 0785825673

    The Backyard Blacksmith shows you how--with some patience and a working knowledge of metals, basic tools, and techniques--blacksmithing can be easy to learn, and a rewarding hobby. 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.

    Written by an expert in blacksmith and metal artist, this book provides readers with a basic understanding of blacksmithing, including an explanation of tools like an anvil, an anvil stand, hammers, and tongs. Heating techniques, like coal forging and fire tending are explained in detail, along with different types of metal, like wrought iron, cast iron, and steel.

    The Backyard Blacksmith walks readers through step-by-step, illustrated projects including hooks, door and gate pulls, wall-mounted hooks, knockers, racks, and more. These expert blacksmithing lessons come to life with full-color photography to illustrate the steps and provide a better understanding of the text. With this book, beginning blacksmiths can learn to turn metal from its raw shape into something useful and beautiful to behold.