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!