Tuesday, September 20, 2011
That picture? Participants at the battle of Wakefield. Love the little tassets behind the big tassets, and the fancy wings on the legs. Niiiiiiccccceeeeee.
A couple of metal working books.
First Lessons in Metalworking by Alfred Compton. Professor at the University of New York.
Workshop notes and sketches. by Thomas Clarke. You might wish to just skip over to chapter three for a pleasant dissertation about the state of metalwork in the 1880's.
Mediaeval craftsmanship and the Modern Amateur. By Newton Wethered, in London. This 1923 book is a valuable read, particulary for anyone who is planning to do some old style enameling and jewelry. A rattlin' good read on a sunny winter's afternoon.