A beautiful tool is satisfying to use, and inspires the best work from your hand. These calipers are carefully hand-forged to Hofi's specifications, with handmade details and a precision slide. You will appreciate the beauty of the caliper arms with their perfectly tapered tips and top terminals perfect for controlled swing.
The calipers measure 21 inches long and 12 inches wide with a 31 inch span when fully extended.
$160.00 + $15.00 shipping
Ergonomic Forging Technique DVD
The Hofi Hammer and the Hofi Ergonomic Technique for Moving Metal is available on DVD, featuring Uri Hofi as he discusses and demonstrates hammer technique for effective forge work. In the DVD, Hofi explains the ergonomics of good hammer design, and how to use the hammer to maximize the energy delivered to the material with the minimum effort. Hofi also demonstrates how proper form prevents damage to muscles and tendons.
The DVD demonstrates Hofi's ergonomic approach to tooling and methodology that is designed to work with the natural motions of the body. The Hofi system focuses on efficient process, using minimum energy and time for maximum moving of the material, which protects muscles, nerves, joints, and bones from damage.
The Hofi hammer and the Hofi Ergonomic Technique for Moving Metal is an indispensable guide for the professional blacksmith. Filmed at the Center for Metal Arts in Florida NY by SimonSez Productions.
$35 + $6.50 shipping
The ultimate reference on foldforming from Charles Lewton-Brain himself. Hundreds of process shots of forms and their variations, showing how to work with the ductility and plasticity of the metal. Create works resembling chased, assembled, or repoussed pieces in a matter of moments. Foldforming lends itself to many applications in the arts, from small-scale jewelry to architectural ideas and sculpture. Copper is an ideal medium for its plasticity, but the concept can be transferred to other materials as well.
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Chasing and repousse have been used for centuries to embellish metal objects. This long awaited book provides lucid and practical instruction that will appeal to beginners and advanced craftspeople. Ms. Corwin’s years of studio work and professional teaching make her a rich source for information and inspiration. With more than 450 photos and illustrations, including studio process and diverse master works collected from artists around the world, Chasing and Repousse elegantly fills a need in the literature of metalsmithing.
$35 + 3.50 shipping
Hephaestus rides the chariot forged by his own hand, as seen in the generous back logo and front pocket screen print on this original CMA tee shirt. Sturdy heavyweight cotton/poly blend is light enough for summer wear or winter layering. Long lasting screen print in white will stand up to many washings without fading or cracking. Black, size large only.
$14.95 + $3.50 shipping