Author(s): L. Gale
Creative Metal is a stylish and information-packed guide to working in metal for the beginner and the professional alike. Len Gale imparts both the essential knowledge and the creative enthusiasm needed to start working in metal, giving details of projects that can be completed while profiling some inspirational work by local and overseas craftspeople. Separate chapters cover the main forms of this varied craft: direct metal sculpture (using welding, gas and electric tools); silver smithing (including making a ring and a brooch); engraving on surfaces such as gold, silver, pewter and copper; enamelling on silver and copper; copper smithing; moulding (using aluminium and green sand casting as well as ?lost wax? bronze techniques); making knives for carving, hunting, ornamental and general use; polishing and colouring metals; and blacksmithing, from building a forge to heat treatment of metals.