A thorough education in traditional and modern metalworking methods
Advice on choosing tools and setting up your own metal studio
Hundreds of color photographs and illustrations detailing techniques and tools
Step-by-step instructions for 9 projects, including a door knocker, railing, candelabrum and three-footed stool
By José Antonio Ares
Printed in China
How to go at it, hammer and tong
You probably picture the venerable smithie laboring before the red-hot forge, swinging a hammer as sweat streams from his brow. While traditional methods are still revered today, modern technology – think electric arc welders, oxygen torches and plasma cutters – is reviving a dying art, and putting it in the hands of a new generation of metal artisans … like you! Through easy-to-follow instructions and hundreds of detailed color photos, José Antonio Ares explains centuries-old and contemporary techniques for curving, bending, cutting and perforating steel. A thorough overview of tools explains precisely how to set up your own metal studio, and step-by-step instructions let you create beginner-friendly, yet beautiful, projects ranging from a simple trivet to fireplace tongs, a door pull, coat rack, weathervane and more. Soft cover. 144 pages.