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2018: Pat Rapp. 2018, 3rd ed. Engineer's Black Book.

Engineering Formulae,
Surface Coatings, Equivalent Charts, Tapping Drill
Sizes, Sheet Metal and Wire Gages,
Weights of Metals, Conversion Factors,
Speeds & Feeds, including more...

Hot Connections

2011: Jennifer Chin. 2011. Hot Connections Jewelry: The Complete Sourcebook of Soldering Techniques. 

The art of soldering—permanently joining metal components with a torch and solder—can open up a new world of creative possibilities for jewelry makers.
In Hot Connections Jewelry, award-winning jewelry designer Jennifer Chin guides you through every step, from choosing a torch to basic techniques like sawing, filing, and riveting, as well as more advanced techniques like creating surface textures, setting stones, and using inlay.

The Complete Metalsmith

2005: McCreight, Tim. 2005. The Complete Metalsmith.

Widely recognized as one of the most frequently referred to texts in the field, this third edition of McCreight's classic work sets the standard. With extensive coverage of materials, techniques, tools, best-practices and technical information, this book is a complete and useful resource for metalsmiths at all levels and is a common sight on benches around the world.

Backstage Handbook

1994: Paul Carter. 1994, 3rd ed. Backstage Handbook and Illustrated Almanac of Technical Information.

This handy reference book brings together under one cover an incredible variety of information useful to designers, technicians and students who work behind the scenes in theatre, film and television.

There are hundreds of illustrations, tables and charts which cover everything from the stock sizes and specs of wood screws, to safe working loads for several kinds of rope, to illustrations of twenty-two types of standard lamp bases.

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