Metal Artist's Workbench: Demystifying the Jeweler's Saw

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North Light Books, Oct 26, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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Metal Artist’s Workbench provides you with everything you need to know to use the jeweler’s saw by deconstructing the skill into two components: understanding exactly how the tool works and then how to actually use it for maximum efficiency. Metal Artist's Workbench is divided into two parts: • A thorough techniques section • Also features 15 projects—including pins, pendants, display art, a photo frame and more. In addition to de-mystifying the saw itself, Thomas gives you adequate information on the jeweler’s bench pin—the “silent partner” in the sawing process. Sidebars containing photos of several established artists’ own bench pins offer provocative breaks in the book, as will many inspiring gallery photos of Thomas’ own work and that of others.
 

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Contents

The Saw
9
Setting up the Workbench
10
Saw Basics
12
The WholeBody Experience
19
The Thomas Mann studio FLUX Sawing Technique
20
Sawing Troubleshooting
25
Drill Basics
26
Sawing and Drilling Practice
32
The Projects
47
Gallery
134
Patterns
138
Resources
140
Index
141
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A professional artist for over 40 years, Thomas Mann is best known for his “Techno-Romantic” style of jewelry, which juxtaposes contemporary technology and construction techniques with historical romantic imagery. Thomas has appeared on NPR’s Talk of the Nation, PBS’s Nightly Business Report, and, most recently was featured in PBS’s award-winning series, Craft in America. Thomas has expanded his role as a veteran professional artist to include a focus on education through his educational brand, studioFLUX. Thomas Mann lives in New Orleans, LA.

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