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BLACKSMITHING TECHNIQUES: THE BASICS EXPLAINED STEP BY STEP, COMPLETE WITH 10 PROJECTS

by: Jose Antonio Ares

The perfect resource for starting work in metal forging, this guide introduces the traditional techniques from a modern perspective. It focuses on the basics, & includes classic procedures of the craft like punching & bending, as well as modern processes such as plasma cutting, heating with a blowtorch, or the use of manual power tools. 500 color photos, 9×11 inches, 144 pgs.

0-7643-4935-X
978-0-7643-4935-5
Hardcover
10-27-2015
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The perfect resource for starting work in metal forging, this guide introduces the traditional techniques from a modern perspective. It focuses on the basics, and includes classic procedures of the craft like punching and bending, as well as modern processes such as plasma cutting, heating with a blowtorch, or the use of manual power tools. With clear instructions and over 500 detailed full-color photos throughout, the book introduces the craft’s materials and tools, from the raw material (iron and steel), to the fuels, to the forge and its accessories.

Next, basic techniques in 8 key subject areas are taught step by step. The book includes instructions for 10 creative projects ranging from a cold-forged table trivet to a candelabra, and even a large sculpture applying industrial processes. A creativity-inspiring photo gallery features a selection of pieces by artists worldwide.

About the Author:
José Antonio Ares
holds degrees in fine arts, printmaking, and sculpture. He works with various metals, and also teaches technique as head of the studio at the School of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona.

Details

ISBN: 0-7643-4935-X
Publisher: SCHIFFER BOOKS
Publish Date: 10-27-2015

“BLACKSMITHING TECHNIQUES: THE BASICS EXPLAINED STEP BY STEP, COMPLETE WITH 10 PROJECTS”

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