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metal +‎ smithing


metalsmithing (uncountable)

  1. The craft of fashioning objects out of metals; the craft or work of a metalsmith.
    • 1978, Heikki Seppä, Form Emphasis for Metalsmiths, [Kent, Oh.]: Kent State University Press, →ISBN, page 1:
      THE THREE DOMINANT FORMS IN METALSMITHING [] At present, there are but three basic volumetric forms dominating the work of metalsmiths, the spherical (usually in its most practical form, the domical), the cylindrical, and the cubical. [] The possibilities for further variations on them are all but exhausted, there being little chance to express new and unusual ideas within the framework of such limited choices. As a result, much of twentieth-century metalsmithing has relied on surface enrichment rather than formal development for its originality.
    • 2010, Kate McKinnon, Sculptural Metal Clay Jewelry: Techniques and Explorations, Loveland, Colo.: Interweave Press, →ISBN, page 27:
      A properly made, fully sintered and fully annealed metal clay piece should be able to stand up to any traditional metalsmithing technique.
    • 2013, Tom Turpin, Modern Custom Guns: Walnut, Steel, and Uncommon Artistry, 2nd edition, Iola, Wis.: Gun Digest Books, →ISBN, page 47:
      The most underrated component in building a custom gun is the metalsmithing. Stock work immediately attracts attention. Fancy checkering patterns, meticulously executed, are sure to elicit oohs and ahhs.
    • 2014, Denise Peck; Jane Dickerson, Wire + Metal: 30 Easy Metalsmithing Designs, Loveland, Colo.: Interweave, →ISBN, page 4:
      There are lots of quick and easy shortcuts that don't require expensive equipment or an extensive jewelry studio. You can get the look of metalsmithing without the effort. Metalsmithing doesn't need to be intimidating; let us show you just how easy it can be!