The Craft of Silversmithing

The Craft of Silversmithing

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Take a fresh look at the ancient craft of silversmithing with 18 projects that teach a solid body of skills. This full-color, comprehensive manual provides artisans with a thorough understanding of silvera€™s properties: what it is and how it behaves. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced techniques are explained and then applied to craft amazingly beautiful items, from accessories to wearables and extraordinary gifts. Use brushing, sawing, piercing, and polishing procedures to fashion a simple bud vase. Progress to a baby rattle or candleholder created with soldering, sinking, dapping, and forging techniques. Ultimately youa€™ll have the expertise to complete a martini set, lidded container, or teapot. The art of silversmithing has never been easier or more enjoyable.Planishing the Bowl 3 Draw a set of concentric circles on the bottom side ofthe sunken disk, each 1/2 inch (I .3 cm) apart. ... Round aZ True 4 Use a compass to draw a circle with a Sl/Z-inch (I 3.9 cm) diameter on a sheet of paper. ... If the drawing is larger than the bowl, make smaller circles on other pieces of paper until you create a template you can ... Use the jewelera#39;s saw to cut out the handle pattern.

Title:The Craft of Silversmithing
Author: Alex Austin
Publisher:Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. - 2007

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