This is a bench reference book for all jewellers. In it the author discusses various ways of joining parts. These methods include: cold connections (staples, rivets etc.), hot connections (soldering, brazing and welding), and adhesives. In a -nsense manner, the author provides useful information through drawings and text, explaining the techniques in a simple fashion. He carefully discusses when to use the various methods, the pros and cons ofeach and the pitfalls to be wary of. there is also a clear discussion about materials and equipment. In short, it contains all one needs to kw about practical joining.
Tim McCreight is a well-known American author, teacher and jeweller. He has been working with metals since 1973. He has an MFA from Bowling Green University and he taught for over 30 years at a number of schools, including the Maine College of Art. He consults for industry, teaches workshops internationally, and he is the author of 16 previous books including our own Working with Precious Metal Clay.