About The Complete Metalsmith, Professional Edition - Tim McCreight
Widely recognized as one of the most frequently referred to texts in the field, this third edition of McCreight's classic work sets the standard. Chapters deal with what is happening at the bench--joining, forming, coloring, etc. Through more than 1600 drawings and scores commonsense tips, this book is as accessible as it is comprehensive.
The Complete Metalsmith became a classic soon after it was first published in 1982. A second edition (blue cover) raised the bar by adding 50 more pages and using a larger format. To mark the millennium, McCreight revised it again, this time doubling the number of pages, adding color and using an innovative concealed spiral binding. This information-packed technique source book is on every professional metalworker's must-have list. With over 2500 drawings, the Complete Metalsmith provide a wealth of information on materials, tools, shaping, surfaces, joining, color, finishing, casting, stonesetting, chains, findings and mechanisms. Also included is one of the largest collections of charts and tables for metalsmiths. You’ll wonder how you got along without it!
Inside the book, you'll find detailed instructions and illustrations for a wide range of metalworking techniques, including cutting, shaping, soldering, and finishing. McCreight also provides valuable tips on how to troubleshoot common problems and maintain your tools and equipment.
But this book is more than just a technical manual. It also delves into the principles of design and how they apply to metalworking, providing insight into how to create visually appealing and functional pieces. The book encourages creativity and experimentation, providing examples of innovative approaches to metalworking and inspiring readers to push their boundaries and try new techniques.
In addition to its comprehensive coverage of the craft, "The Complete Metalsmith" also emphasizes the importance of safety in metalworking. It provides guidance on how to work safely with tools and equipment and emphasizes the importance of wearing appropriate safety gear.
With its clear and concise instructions, detailed illustrations, and expert advice, "The Complete Metalsmith" is the definitive guide to metalworking. Whether you're looking to expand your skills or just starting out, this book is an essential addition to your library.
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