Knives You Can Make [Paperback] Tim McCreight
Knives You Can Make has the specific goal of introducing metalsmiths, novices and hobbyists to the pleasures of making a knife. Most of us use knives several times a day, but few people know the satisfaction of making a knife for themselves, from scratch, with only a few tools. In this engaging book, respected author Tim McCreight shares the pleasures of knife-making, bringing the tools and the process within the reach of any willing worker. With minimal investment and clear instructions, readers will learn how to make kitchen knives, folding knives and folk art knives through three dozen projects.
The book starts with a description of the tools and materials needed and instructions on hardening and tempering steel. This is followed by chapters on fixed blade knives, folding knives and rustic knives. Each chapter offers seven different knives that progress from basic to more advanced. The Fixed Blade chapter, for instance, runs from a 6″ carving knife, to a hefty camp knife, and on up to a full size chef’s knife. Hundreds of drawn illustrations compliment photos of the finished knives. The design of the book, based on antique ledgers, amplifies it’s straightforward tone. Any person with an interest in knives regardless of skill level can rest assured that these are Knives You Can Make.
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Chasing and Repousse: Methods Ancient and Modern [Hardcover] Nancy Megan Corwin; Tim McCreight and Doug Yaple
Virtually every culture with a history of metalsmithing has demonstrated accomplished work in the complementary techniques of chasing and repoussé. From delicate Hellenic earrings to works as massive as the Statue of Liberty, the use of hammers and punches to form and ornament metal remains as vibrant today as it has been throughout its 5,000 year history.
This lavishly …
Eco Jewelry Handbook: A Practical Guide for a Healthy, Safe and Sustainable Studio [Paperback] Christine Dhein
The Eco Jewelry Handbook by Christine Dhein is an essential resource for jewelers who are concerned about health and safety in the studio, and people who care about the impact of mining precious materials on people and the planet. The quick-reference format makes it easy to access the information needed to make more informed decisions about studio practice and materials …
This book is intended for beginners, hobbyists, craftspeople, jewelry artists and professional stonesetters. Fifteen setting projects are arranged in ascending complexity, starting with simple bezels and advancing through a variety of prong settings. This is followed by detailed information on preparing a graver including four bead-setting projects and two advanced channel setting projects. Like Revere’s companion book, Professional Jewelry Making, …