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A collection of books suggested by the membership are offered for sale through various on-line book dealers.

 

The Book Store is now on Janel's web site. Help it grow as we learn about new books which may be of interest to our membership.

 

Please e-mail Janel Jacobson with your suggestions when you have them.

 

Happy browsing!

 

Janel

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The bookstore looks great Janel, thank you. I now have a new wish list.

 

Clicking through the bookstore to buy your books is a great way to support this forum. It doesn't cost you any more for the book and the forum receives a small commission from Amazon. Thanks

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Here are a few books I thought might be good to include on the Carving Path booklist.

 

The Design and Creation of Jewelry by Robert Von Newman: Good basic book which includes a section on Japanese metalwork techniques and terms.

 

Jewelry Making Manual by Sylvia Wicks: Good step by step drawings of some difficult metalworking techniques.

 

The Complete Metalsmith by Tim McCreight: All of the basic jewelry techniques. Tim McCreight has also written books on making boxes and hinges, non traditional metal coloring techniques and metal casting.

 

Japanese Crafts, Materials and their Applications Edited by B. Hickman: This group of papers was originally read before members of the Japan Society of London between 1892 and 1915. This book is hard to find but the authors wrote the essays from firsthand information gathered by talking to and watching the nineteenth century Japanese artists working at their craft.

 

Dick

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The book "The Complete Modern Blacksmith" by Alexander G. Weyger, is now available through The Book Store, which is now on Janel's web site. Click this link to go to the bookstore, then click the title of the book and go directly its Amazon.com page.

 

Remember that Purchasing and clicking through the bookstore to buy your books is a great way to support this forum. It doesn't cost you any more for the book and the forum receives a small commission from Amazon.com. Thanks for your support.

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Carles Codina 'The Complete Book of Jewelry Making' has an interesting section on Urushi (Japanese Laquer) that I have not come across anywhere else.

He goes through quite a few styles but not where to get the base laquers from.

 

Tim.

 

 

 

 

Thank you, Tim! This book is now available through the book store that is now on Janel's web site. Click this link to go to the bookstore, then click the title of the book and go directly its Amazon.com page.

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Jewelery -concepts and technology by Oppi Untracht.

 

This is a massive tome of a book but worth having on your shelf wether you work in metal, stone or organic materials. It is a virtual encyclopedia of techniques, tools, working tips and step by step projects demonstrated by some of the worlds leading exponents in a variety of specialities.

 

My copy cost 42 South African rand in 1983, about $6! , ( I noticed that Amazon has it listed at an amazing $85 )and has been an invaluable resource, I still frequently refer to it. Possibly the best "bang for your buck" in terms of sheer weight of material ( and it`s a heavy book :) )

 

regards, Ford

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Another excellent book by Oppi Untracht is "Metal Techniques for Craftsmen: A Basic Manual on the Methods of Forming and Decorating Metals". This is an excellent book showing many metalworking techniques. Untracht photographed craftsmen around the world working on their craft. I have had both this volume and "Jewelery Concepts and Technology" for many years and they have both been worth buying.

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I was in Costco and found a very cool book on Orchids, it was $14.98.

 

I has very nice photos of orchids. Lots of wonderful shapes, colors, textures! ( I have to do an Orchid knife!!! )

 

its called "The world's most beautiful orchids" by Greg Allikas & Ned Nash.

 

I searched on Amazon and they had it too, (for more money)

 

Orchids

 

I thought I'd pass it along, might make a nice resouce for carving.

 

Rik

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I'd promised to post a review of the following title but having just browsed Amazon I've read a load that will more than suffice. Depending on your inclinations this modest book may or may not pique your interest.

 

This way to "Art & Fear".

 

Ford

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Hi, I very much need advice!!! I've missed myself between these wonderful books! :) Please, help me select some of them, I would be glad to buy a book, where I can find the whole classification of netsuke, something like encyclopaedia with a lot of illustrations, good description of different schools of netsuke! :D

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I was trying to find books to get started in carving small and found the prices on Amazon for out of print books such as LIVING MASTERS of NETSUKE to be a bit intimidating. I found the same books on www.abebooks.com for considerably less. This site and one called www.powells.com are an alternative to Amazon for out of print books and may save bookhunters some money.

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A thoughtful member alerted me to the bad links to the discontinued TCP Book Store link. I have updated all TCB Book Store links on this page to go to the book store on my web site. It is easier to maintain one book store.

 

Janel

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Jewelery -concepts and technology by Oppi Untracht.

 

This is a massive tome of a book but worth having on your shelf wether you work in metal, stone or organic materials. It is a virtual encyclopedia of techniques, tools, working tips and step by step projects demonstrated by some of the worlds leading exponents in a variety of specialities.

 

My copy cost 42 South African rand in 1983, about $6! , ( I noticed that Amazon has it listed at an amazing $85 )and has been an invaluable resource, I still frequently refer to it. Possibly the best "bang for your buck" in terms of sheer weight of material ( and it`s a heavy book :ph34r: )

 

regards, Ford

 

i bought it eons ago for $50.00 usd in san diego....its my bible for all metalcrafts....ive yet to see one book come even close to it imho

 

michele

damascus bladesmith

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New book from Brynmorgen Press

 

Chasing and Repousse

Methods Ancient and Modern

by Nancy Megan Corwin

isbn: 978-1-929565-32-0

 

 

Mr. Kelso is a featured artist in the book

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Thanks Jena. I meant to mention it before now. It's a really excellent book (even with me in it :lol: ) and I expect it will become a standard for some time to come.

 

Another member Rocio Hereda is also featured.

 

Jim

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A really great book on metal engraving is "The Art of Engraving" by James Meek. Meek was an extraordinarily talented artist/gun engraver and most of the exaples are of this sort of work.

Even if guns are not your thing this is one of the most precise and clearly written texts ever written on the subject of engraving, inlaying, and carving metal. The chapter on "how to sharpen tools " is in itself worth the cost of the book.

The photos and illustrations are vivid and clear. A book to keep on your bench, it will provide many "Aha, Eureka" moments.

 

-G

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