Metal Techniques for Craftsmen: A Basic Manual on the Methods of Forming and Decorating Metals
Author: Oppi Untracht
Publisher: Robert Hale
Release Date: August 01, 1985
This book gives complete instructions on the handling, working, and finishing of all metals. It begins with basic information and the characteristic qualities of each of the metals met by the craftsman, both precious and base. It then describes the various techniques in working metals, as well as methods of metal fabrication such as smithing, annealing, forging, and casting. The methods of metal finishing, as well as explanations of various hand tools and their uses are also included.