Spiral-bound to lie flat, and handsomely packaged with a rigid fabric cover and plastic band to hold sketches and notes, this information-packed technique source book is on every professional metalworker's must-have list. Filled with drawings and charts, it goes into incredible depth on every crucial topic: materials, tools, shaping, surfaces, joining, color, finishing, casting, stones and stone setting, chains and clasps, and findings and mechanisms. Need details on bench accessories? Find out about bench pins and how to use them, squares, knives, scrapers, sanding boards, pliers racks, and more. Want to know about gems? A Gem Summary Chart gives the name, colors, cuts, hardness, and heat sensitivity of the top 50-and that's just the beginning. It's practically required reading for professionals!
- Spiral Bound 312 pages
- Size: 9.4 x 8.5 x 0.9 inches
I was blown away this is truly complete. I hope it gets the recognition it deserves it's a masterpiece. -- Bruce Baker Studio
If you are a super-serious metal worker, you'll like this version, which is twice as big as the Student Edition. -- Tammy Powley, About.com
A smart, stylish cover and larger binding rings; expanded many topics. A legacy for future generations. -- Tom & Kay Benham, Lapidary Journal