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Print Length: 115 pages
Publisher: GSEG Media; 2nd Edition edition (February 28, 2014)
Publication Date: February 28, 2014
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I have recently began making sculptures again and I have dabbled in several mixed medias. Particularly Mig Welding. This book is short, to the point, well written and very informative. If you are looking for the 30,000 foot view on what to get in gear, safety practices and technique, this is a great starter book. I recommend grabbing this one prior to diving in. Both of Georges books we just the perfect read for me.
As in another review I wrote on another "starter copper training book", I feel that I may be too harsh in my critique. It comes from many years of experience working with copper. I have to say that the few tools mentioned in this book will barely get you started if you truly wish to go deep into copper work. One of the things a student learns in my classes is the vast array of tooling that one truly needs to go beyond simple and small "trinket like" items. If that is a level the reader is comfortable with, great, buy this book! If you want to make big strides in copper work, I am not so sure. Yet, we all have to start somewhere. The author is doing a great job in a difficult subject. Most will gain considerable help from this book. Some will be disappointed and frustrated.
George writes like he was talking to a friend. He tells you about all the tools he uses and some that he thinks are not needed to start up your metal working fun! He is telling us what he actually thinks is important to start and them some!
This book was written by a true craftsman artisan Who was and is a master of his craft and has a passion to help others. All of his kindle books are affordable. The tools can be purchased on an as needed basis. Since the books are very affordable I recommend purchasing the set.I appreciate George Goehl's communicative skills. Very helpful!Dan F
It's an introduction to working with sheet metals like copper. I read it in an hour, it was clear, and it got me going.
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