- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: Brownell (June 1973)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9997645790
- ISBN-13: 978-9997645791
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 9 x 11.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #535,658 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Art of Engraving: A Book of Instructions
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There is no chapter on sharpening, for instance, but there are sections on sharpening scattered about. There is a page with a full list and drawings of the various gravers, but information about which one to use for what is hard to pin down.
There is a discussion on the technique of chasing using a hammer, which is very good. However, there is really very little about using a hand graver. I wanted an explanation of when to use a hammer and when not to, which seems to be missing. There is a section on vises which is useful, etc.
I wanted a chapter titled "How to engrave metal". That is what is missing. Additionally, the book is dated 1973, and mentions many specific products. One wonders how many of those are available today.
I think that someone with at least some experience in engraving would have an easier time with this book than I did.
Many illustrations done for the book were actually cut in black plexi-glass to provide the best quality images.
This book has a perminate place in my library.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is the bible of engravers, It may be old but the advice is true.Published 11 months ago by Marcia M.
Very good book on engraving. Very detail. For the beginer or the more advance engraver looking to improve.Published 14 months ago by John W. White
This book is a wealth of knowledge to get started, learn new tricks or review solid working skills.Published 18 months ago by plugnickle