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Get to know the most diverse tool on your workbenchthe jeweler's saw!
Metal Artist's Workbench is your comprehensive guide for creating jewelry and other sawn projects by getting to know the jeweler's saw. Your personal instructorveteran artist Thomas Mannis eager to teach you everything you need to know about this well-loved tool.
Following exercises designed to get you "sawing in the zone," you'll be inspired to try your hand (and saw) at any of the 15 stepped-out projects, such as the Light Switch Plate, Chef's Knife Pendant, Self-Portrait Pin or Maze Pendant.
With Metal Artist's Workbench, you'll acquire the skill set to create impressive projects and learn:
- The anatomy of the jeweler's saw and how each part helps improve your sawing success
- The importance of sawing ergonomics and how the proper grip contributes to the "Whole Body Experience"
- Sawing techniques such as starting a cut, turning a corner, piercing and several trouble-shooting tips
- How to create beautiful projects from metal, plastic, wood and paper and more!
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About the Author
A professional artist for over 40 years, Thomas Mann is best known for his "Techno-Romantic" style of jewelry, which juxtaposes contemporary technology and construction techniques with historical romantic imagery. Thomas has appeared on NPR's Talk of the Nation, PBS's Nightly Business Report, and, most recently was featured in PBS's award-winning series, Craft in America. Thomas has expanded his role as a veteran professional artist to include a focus on education through his educational brand, studioFLUX. Thomas Mann lives in New Orleans, LA.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Before having the opportunity to work on this book, I had no idea I had been using my own saw incorrectly for years! I also had no idea of the scope of things the jeweler's saw can cut. After learning the in-depth material from this book, I now love my saw more than ever and have been inspired to try things I wouldn't have attempted previously.