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edieval Artisan Program of Study for Metal

edieval Artisan Program of Study for Metal

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The Craft of Metal Working covers the preparation of Metal from Ores to the Finished Product.

We have organized the skills and information about this Craft into a Medieval Artisan Program of Study (MAPS), which includes a set of Skill Definitions, Skill Tests to verify mastery of the Skill, How-To Guides to explain the Skill, Projects the Artisans have done using the Skill, and an Annotated Bibliography relevant to that Skill.

We hope you will enjoy our presentation of this data and find it useful to your own studies.  As always, please provide feedback to us about any of these MAPS if you have additional information or see a better way to organize or present it.
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Diagram of Metal Skill Hierarchy
Link to Metallurgy Skill page.Link to Anneal Skill page.Link to Alloy Skill page.Link to the Cast Skill page.Link to Pour Ingot Skill page.Link to Sand Cast Skill page.Link to the Stone Cast Skill page.Link to Lost Wax Cast Skill page.Link to Cuttlefish Cast Skill page.Link to Cuttlefish Cast Skill page.
kill Definitions

kill Definitions

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These are the Skills covered by this Program of Study.
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Skill
Skill
Description
Weld
 
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Trist Strip WIre
 
Make Wire
Twist a long, thin, narrow metal strip into a wire shape.
Temper
 
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Synclastic Forming
 
Forge
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Producing a cast metal object by carving a mold into stone.
Spin Metal
 
Turn
Making hollow forms out of metal on a lathe using sheet metal.
Solder
 
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Set Stone
 
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Producing a cast metal object by making a mold in sand around a model of the final item.
Rivet
 
Cold Connect
Connect two pieces of metal together by using a rivet.
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Training?
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Tools?
   
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Provides a basic overview of the sand casting process.
nnotated Bibliography

nnotated Bibliography

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Allan, James W., Persian Metal Technology 700-1300 AD, 1979
 
 
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Yes
This is an excellent scholarly work covering this topic. If you are interested in Persian or near-Eastern metallurgy, this is a must-have work.
Amiranashvili, Shalva, Medieval Georgian Enamels of Russia
 
 
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Yes
Austin, Alex, The Craft of Silversmithing: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration, 2007
 
 
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Yes
Benjamin, Susan, Enamels, 1983
 
 
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Yes
Cockrell, Dorothy, Beginner's Guide to Enamelling, 2007
 
 
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Yes
Codina, Carles, Goldsmithing & Silver Work: Jewelry, Vessels & Ornaments, 2003
 
 
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Yes
Darty, Linda, The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration, 2006
 
 
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Yes
Finegold, Rupert, Seitz, William, Silversmithing, 1983
 
 
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Yes
Gingery, David and Vince, Dave Gingery's Green-Sand Casting Techniques, 2008
 
 
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Yes
DVD
Gingery, Vince, Making Crucibles, 2003
 
 
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Yes
This book covers making crucibles for metal casting. Crucibles are fairly expensive and this provides an inexpensive way to make crucibles.
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