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Lost Books Series: Chasing and Repoussé

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Charles Lewton-Brain's Lost Books Series

Lost Books: Chasing and Repoussé

Just Published January 2011!

This CD has hundreds of pages about chasing and repousse, more information on the subject than you can find anywhere in one place. Charles Lewton-Brain spent 30 years looking for and researching rare, hard-to-find books from the 1880's to the 1940's that dealt with chasing. This CD constitutes the first full survey of this information ever done. There are pdf extracts from 20 books here. See: Lost Books Contents. There is also a real treat: dozens of pages of Lewton-Brain's writing about chasing, repousse and tool making. There are step-by-steps on making chasing tools, hardening and tempering and hundreds of pictures of chasing tool faces and types. See: Lewton-Brain's Contents
Buy a copy of this CD on Chasing and Repoussé for $42.00
Links for Chasing and Repoussé information at Brain Press

What is on the CD? Lots of Great info!
Table of Contents (or download as a pdf)
The Lost Books Section of the CD
Bick, A. F., Artistic Metalwork, Bruce Publishng Company, Milwaukee, 1940, 6 pages from 236

Davidson, P. Wylie , Educational Metalcraft, 1913, 14 pages (book is 227 pages)

Diderot, “Ciseleur”, Enclopaedia of Diderot, circa 1760, 4 pages of hundreds.

Gee George, “The Goldsmiths Handbook”. 1918, 6 pages of 260 pages.

Gee, George, “The Silversmiths Handbook”, 1921, 5 pages of 222 pages.

Louis Haas, Art Metal Work and Jewelry, 1946, (1st edition 1016), 5 pages from 110+ pages

Harrison, John, Decoration of Metals, Chapman and Hall, London, 1894, entire book

Hart G. H. and Keeley, Golden, Metal Work for Craftsmen, Isaac Pitman and Sons, 1932, 10 pages from 156

Hartley, W.,”Pewter and Repousse Work”, from the Practical Instruction Handbook
Edited by A. Neal, undated, early 20’s , 64 of 168 pages Top

Haslope, L. L., Repousse for Amateurs, Upcott Gill, London, 1900, entire book

Horth, AC, Beaten Metal Work.pdf 1946, 9 pages from 99 pages.

Kronquist, Emil , Metalcraft And Jewelry .1926, 30 pages of 191

Kronquist, Emil, Art Metal Work, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1942, 14 pages of 204,

Manzoni, Peter, Metalcraft for Amateurs, Beacon Handicraft Series, Boston, 1936, 13 pages of 136

Maryon, Herbert. Metalwork & Enamelling, 1912, 1954, (3rd ed), 15 pages from 331.

Augustus Rose and Antonio Cirino, Jewelery Making & Design, 1917, 14 pages, of 463

Smith, F. R. , 1931, 17 pages of 251, Small Jewellery

Wigley, Thomas, The Art of the Goldsmith & Jeweller, 1911, 7 pages of 340 pages.

Wehde, Albert, Chasing And Repousse, 24 pages, 1924

Charles Lewton-Brain’s Notes and Step by Step chasing and tool making sequencesTop

Where to find chasing tools cheaply and to repurpose tools into chasing tools.
Chasing tool sources.pdf

How to make a chain chasing tool step by step.
chaintoolplain.pdf


Introduction to chasing and repousse
Chasing repousse Intro.rtf


Internet links for chasing
Chasing Repousse links 05.htm

CHASING TOOLS
Over 200 images of chasing tool and stamp faces. Top

A pdf of the same chasing tool images.
Chasingtool pics.pdf

A step by step of how to make a forming chasing tool from a concrete nail.
Concrete Nail.pdf

Cheap ways of making your own dapping tools.
Dapping Tool Notes.rtf

A pdf showing the shapes and sizes of Charles’ chasing hammers.
Hammer Images.pdf

A step by step showing hardening and tempering of chasing tools.
Hardening and Tempering.pdf

LEWTON-BRAIN CHASINGS
A collection of images of Charles’ chased work over the years.Top

A step by step showing how to make a basic forming tool for chasing.
Making a forming tool.rtf

Information regarding safety when working with pitch.
Pitch Safety Notes.doc

Another version of this information.
Pitch Safety Notes.rtf

A step by step showing how to hot forge a chasing tool to make a spiral stamp.
Spiraltool.pdf

Hundreds of images of a trip to Chiang Mai in Thailand and a visit to a master chaser.
ThaiChasing.pdf

A step by step showing how to hot forge and shape a ‘loaf of bread’ type forming tool for chasing.
Upset Tool.pdf


Buy a copy of the Lost Books: Chasing and Repoussé CD


Links for Chasing and Repoussé information at Brain Press

Lewton-Brain workshops on chasing, repoussé, tool making:

Chasing and Repoussé: European, North American and Asian chasing techniques are discussed and taught, as is steel theory and tool making. Hammer design, alteration options and use, pitch making and it's control are discussed. Concrete pitchbowls are made. Tool types include forming, planishing, lining, veining, gadrooning, matting, side/set down, pearl punches, stamps, chain and pattern. There is an introduction to European and Asian chisel work. Cloth area inlay on steel is demonstrated. Control factors are defined. A truly general and deep exposure to the plastic world of chasing metal.See Workshops for upcoming information

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