- McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
- Publication Date:
- 01 September 1999
- Decorative Arts
Want to cast and finish an art bronze? Make one-of-a-kind jewelry piece? From finding supplies to using innovative casting, molding, and finishing techniques, this learn-as-you-go book - a hit with hobbyists for nearly 20 years - gives you an unbeatable introduction to the rewards of metalcasting. Packed with easy-to-follow instructions, illustrations, patterns, and more, "Metalcasting" helps you set up your home shop, design projects, work safely, and get professional results, even if you're a beginner.This book helps you get professional metalcasting results from the start and it helps you: create works of art, furniture, hobby items, jewelry, even machine parts; use the latest bonded molds for quicker results; perform precision casting with new techniques; make your own patterns with time-saving directions or use ready-made patterns in this book; discover the many varieties of casting and molding you can learn step by step; use the Croning Process, slush casting, the CO2 method, die casting, and more in your own shop; finish your pieces beautifully with new patination techniques; and, learn how to make your hobby profitable.