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The Complete Metalsmith: Illustrated Handbook (Jewelry Crafts) [Spiral-bound]

Tim McCreight
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  • Spiral-bound: 189 pages
  • Publisher: Davis Publications Inc.,U.S.; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Jan 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0871922401
  • ISBN-13: 978-0871922403
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 19.2 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The standard for comprehensive coverage of tools, techniques and materials, you'll enjoy the easy-to-follow style of this perennial bestseller. Expansive coverage and useful tips are presented for topics ranging from granulation and patina formulas to anodising aluminium and reactive metals.

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66 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST HAVE for any Metalsmith 8 Sep 1997
By A Customer
Format:Spiral-bound
If you can only afford one metalsmithing book this is the one to get! This is the best introduction to metalsmithing book I have ever found. It is chock full of information to help one get started working with metal. This book is divided into 8 major sections including; materials, surfaces, shaping, joining, casting, stones, mechanisms, and tools. It also includes a handy reference section that I use nearly every time I'm in the shop. The book is full of illustrations, Mr. McCreight is pleasing concise with text. The book seems to have the budget metalsmith in mind offering many low cost methods and tools. The book even includes plans for two home built Jewelry benches, one inexpensive pine and the other a nicer hardwood. I made the inexpensive one 6 or seven years ago while I was in college and still use it today! The book is also thoughtfully bound with a metal spiral wire binding. This allows the book to lie flat on you table while you work. Hats off to Mr. McCreight. Order this one Today.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent spiral bound reference guide. 22 April 1999
By A Customer
Format:Spiral-bound
I keep this book closeby at all times. Lots of technical data and useful charts. If you work with Jewelry or just create Works of Art out of various metals, this book will help out. Contains just about everything from Agate to Zinc. Nice softcover book too.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good overview 9 Dec 2003
By A Customer
Format:Spiral-bound
As an apprentice goldsmith, I found this book to be a fantastic supplement to what I'm learning now. The text is well-written and clear. There could be some improvements to the illustrations and some topics are covered too briefly (which is understandable, given the amount of material that has been covered). I would definitely recommend this book to all interested in metalwork.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beginners luck 16 Jun 2010
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It is very difficult to buy a book when unable to browse it, and having read other reviews I decided to go ahead and purchase. As a total beginner, I am very pleased with all the details and descriptions. It is written to be understood and the binder is excellent because you don't lose your page. This is not an overwhelming book of information but well organised and very handy to refer to.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent reference book 22 April 1999
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Format:Spiral-bound
RECOMMENDED TO ME BY MY INSTRUCTOR FOR JEWELRY MAKING. IT IS A STANDARD REFERENCE FOR THE TRADE.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential 5 Jun 2013
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This book is so useful, I can't over-sell how esstenial it is for my workbench! All the techniques are described in excellent detail with simple and easy to understand diagrams. It covers such a braod spectrum of jewellery making, even given a comprehensive list of gemstones and their properties (actual physical properties and traditional 'mythical' properties). I really think this book has something to offer to every level of jewellery maker from beginner wanting to master chainmail chain to the professional looking to smelt their own alloys.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I wanted a book that simply explained the techniques to work with silver. it was recommended to me. Its not a new book 15 or 20 years old or so since first edition but it shows how to work the silver. it does not fill its pages with colourful artistic pictures, but with a craftsmans knowledge.suites just right.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Superb book well illustrated, does not pretend to be in depth in every area and advises further study where applicable. Explanations clear and unambiguous.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 1st class
Every Silversmith student should have this book its full of clear instructions are very clear and the pictures are very good
Published 4 months ago by rita palfreyman
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful.
A very useful book to have around. No photo's or colour illustrations but don't let that put you off! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jacqui Duffett
5.0 out of 5 stars BOUGHT FORE CHRISTMAS PRESCENT
My daughter thought it was very good as she is just starting a course

she said it covered alot of things to learn
Published 7 months ago by Mrs Eunice Clarkson
5.0 out of 5 stars Needed
Every Jeweller and jewellery student should have this ... This is the Jewellers Bible. Tim McCreight is a genius and shares his many skills with you as and when you need it in a... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Treasa Eden
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have book
I am currenlty studying 2nd year of metalwork and jewllery course this book is such a good book to have!! its really simple and easy to read, one of my top books I have.
Published 18 months ago by N. Robinson
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good for methal smithers
I think this is a very good book for intermediate level metal smithers. It has a lot of detailed information about the subject includding materials, stones and surfaces, shaping... Read more
Published on 25 July 2012 by V. Melean
5.0 out of 5 stars Metal smithing 'must-have'
An excellent book - recommended to me by my silver smithing tutor. A real "how to do it" - with just about everything you could need to know, whether a beginner or more expert, set... Read more
Published on 27 May 2012 by maryh
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reference book
Tim McCreight has written a book that will become a classic metalsmith's reference book.

The Complete Metalsmith is laid out in simple well defined chapters covering all... Read more
Published on 4 Mar 2012 by Q Stark
5.0 out of 5 stars the Jewellers Bible
If u're a beginner or a fully fledged jeweller then this book is for you, it's an all rounder for all capabilities, a must for all metal smiths. Read more
Published on 22 Feb 2012 by booty love
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