Think you know all there is to know about chains? I can guarantee that this book, Chains Chains Chains, will open your eyes and get your imagination working overtime with new ideas. Have you ever seen links that are a flock of birds? How about chain links that portray lakes from a map? Or scribble marks. Some of these chains are made from wire, and some are from sheet metal, so the variety is amazing.
Chains Chains Chains is an edited volume from Lark Books, so you'll probably recognize some of your favorite designers here, and lots that are destined to become your new favorites!
There is a basics section in the back of the book that covers the properties of different metals, bench tools and equipment you'll need, and basic techniques. The techniques include annealing, cleaning, transferring designs, sawing, filing, dapping, chasing, riveting, shaping, melting, soldering, pickling, and finishing. Even though this section is pretty extensive, I still think this book is best for those with some metal experience or very motivated beginners.
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