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Metal Techniques for craftsmen
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Object ID 000187

Object Name Metal Techniques for craftsmen

Object Desc A basic manual on the methods of forming and decorating metans--with 769 illustrations

Collection Mike Walsh Collection

Accession # 2017.02.103.030

Alternate ID NF 739 UNT

General Category Printed Material

Category Books


Source Category Walsh

Accession Date MAY 22,2018


Location NF

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Object Keywords Metal Work,Engraving--Metal,Silverwork,

Title Metal Techniques for craftsmen




Description / Abstract In order to really understand modern techniques, a jeweler must delve into the old ways. Even with the current technologies of CAD design, via programs such as Matrix, there is no substitute for the old ways. For example, inlays,granulation, and filigree are just two examples that this book covers that cannot be duplicated by modern methods. If you want to master your craft you should get this book. However, I must tell you, it is not a book for beginners. You must have a basic understanding of either gold or silversmithing to really grasp the contents of this book. Although there is basic information in this book, it isn't specifically illuminated as a how-to book for beginners. Even for the intermediate, the book doesn't necessarily lay out every technique, step by step, with copious details. Rather, it gives a general explanation assuming that one has a grasp of the basics.

Physical Description xiv, 509 p. illus. 27 cm.

Author Oppi Untracht

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ISBN 0385030274


Language English

Publisher Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday [1968]

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Spine / Label 739 UNT