Untracht, Oppi. Metal Techniques for Craftsmen.
New York Doubleday Third Printing Hard Cover
A basic manual on the methods of forming and decorating metals. Dust jacket has tears, covers and content excellent. 769 illustrations in black and white photos, illustrated endpapers. Former owner's name and address on front endpapers. CR 1968, 3rd printing, 509 pages with index, charts and tables. Chapters include: Hand Tools and Their Uses - Metals - Metal Decorative Techniques - Methods of Metal Fabrication - Metal Finishing. A step-by-step account of how to form and embellish any kind of metal. Punchwork, Repousse and chasing, engraving, etching, applique, Indian techniques (Swami, Bidri, Kuftgari), damascene, inlay, Niello, silversmithing, pewter, forging and welding, cold metal spinning, lost wax and other casting processes, polishing and coloring.