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 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, Volume 1: From Concept to Creation
The Art of Sculpture Welding, Volume 1
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 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.

The Backyard Blacksmith: Traditional Techniques for the Modern Smith
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.

Backyard Foundry for Home Machinists
Backyard Foundry for Home Machinists
Paperback      ISBN: 1565238656

"Home metal casting is often perceived as a daunting task for a home metalworker to undertake. However, foundry work is surprisingly easy and affordable, and well within the capabilities of even a modest home shop. From material and equipment considerations to pattern and mold making, B. Terry Aspin provides the knowledge required for that first pour."--George Bulliss, The Home Shop Machinist magazine

The process of casting metal in a sand mold, a craft which has been practiced for centuries, is actually very simple. This handy book will show you how. Inside you'll find a wealth of useful information on materials and techniques, pattern-making, molding boxes, cores and core-boxes, and melting metals. Locomotive cylinders and wheels are examined in depth for model engineers. This book also offers a design for building an outdoor solid-fuel furnace, suitable for small-scale commercial work. Each stage and subject is covered in detail so that even beginners can undertake casting with confidence. Backyard Foundry for Home Machinists is essential reading for anyone interested in getting started in foundry or casting work.