Michael Porters fine illustrations match his excellent writing style. "Gas Burners for Forges, Furnaces, & Kilns" is absolutely the best. -- David W. Wilson, 10 February 2004
About the Author
Mike began learning ornamental ironwork at twelve in his fathers shop during the fifeties building boom. Low profit margin and high demand combined to make Southern California a center for technical innovation in trade work. First rate tooling was simply a matter of survival. Over the years his passions for exceptional tooling and for the crafts merged into a unified veiw of art; that vision and tooling are inseperable, for one will not outpace the other. His book is meant to help address the disparity between desire and ability that is holding up progress in the crafts today.