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Handbook of Adhesives
Irving Skeist / Hardcover / Published 1989


The Surface Treatment and Finishing of Aluminum and Its Alloys S. Wernick, R. Pinner, P.G. Sheasby

Adhesive Bonding of Aluminum Alloys
Edward W. Thrall, Raymond W. Shannon (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1985

Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys
J.R. Davis / Hardcover / Published December 1993.

Aluminum: Technology, Applications, and Environment
Dietrich G. Altenpohl / Hardcover / Published February 1998.


Electrochemical Metallizing : Principles and Practice (hard to find!)
Marvin Rubinstein / Published 1987
A mini-review by Ted Mooney: At the risk of offending Mr. Rubinstein, let me tell you what electrochemical metallizing is: Brush Plating. This 461-page book tells you everything about how the pros do REAL brush plating for functional and critical decorative needs in railroad and aircraft maintenance shops, historical preservations, etc. An absolutely great book if brush plating interests you. (Ted's full-page review of this title appeared in the March '88 issue of Plating & Surface Finishing).


Chemical Vapor Deposited Materials
Francis S. Galasso / Hardcover / Published 1991

Handbook of Chemical Vapor Deposition (Principles, Technology, and Applications)
Hugh O. Pierson / Hardcover / Published 1992

Handbook Of Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Processing, Donald M. Mattox, 949 pages, ISBN 0-8155-1422-0, William Andrews/Noyes Publishers, 169 Kinderkamack Rd., Parkridge, NJ 07656 USA (1998)

Thin Film Deposition : Principles and Practice
Donald L. Smith / Hardcover / Published 1994


Electroless Nickel Plating
Wolfgang Riedel / Hardcover / Published 1991

Electroless Plating : Fundamentals and Applications
Glenn O. Mallory, Juan B. Hajdu (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1990


Chromium Plating
Ing Robert Weiner / Hardcover / Published 1980

Gold Plating Technology
F. H. Reid (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1987

Nickel and Chromium Plating
J. K. Dennis, et al / Hardcover / Published 1994

Nickel and Human Health: Current Perspectives (Advances in Environmental Science and Technology, Vol 25)
Evert Nieboer, Jerome O. Nriagu (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1992

Nickel and the Skin: Immunology and Toxicology
Howard I. Maibach, Torkil Menne (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1989

Tin and Solder Plating in the Semiconductor Industry: A Technical Guide
A.C. Tan / Hardcover / Published 1992


ASM Handbook: Surface Engineering
Faith Reidenbach (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1994

 Chemical Analysis of Electroplating Solution
Irvine / Hardcover / Published 1970

Commercial Electroplating : How to Start and Operate an Electroplating Shop
Randell L. Nyborg / Paperback / Published 1991

Electrodeposition : The Materials Science of Coatings and Substrates (Materials Science and Process Technology Series) (usually ships in 24 hours)
J.W. Dini / Hardcover / Published 1993


A review by Ted Mooney:
Jack Dini, a past president of the AESF, is perhaps our industry's best writer. "Delightfully quirky" is a phrase usually reserved for fiction, but describes this text which brings new insights to a wide range of subjects, while remaining the most interesting presentation of metal finishing you will find.

The material is divided into ten chapters: Hydrogen Embrittlement, Adhesion, Diffusion, Properties, Structure, Additives, Porosity, Stress, Corrosion, and Wear. Even the table of contents seems a quirky way to facet materials science, and the result is 10 exceptionally readable and informative mini-books.

Electroplating and Electroforming: A Guide for the Craftsman
Lee Scott Newman / Hardcover / Published 1979

Electroplating and Related Processes
J. Mohler / Hardcover / Published 1973


Electroplating Engineering Handbook
Lawrence J. Durney (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1996

A mini-review by Ted Mooney: For over 40 years, this has been among the more thumbworn volumes on most finishing bookshelves. 779 pages, it is divided into two multi-chapter parts, namely "General Processing Data" and "Engineering Fundamentals and Practice". This book is so important that a more incisive pair of titles for the two halves could have been "How to Plate" and "How to Build A Plating Plant". (Ted's full-page review of this title appeared in the Jan '85 issue of Plating & Surface Finishing).

Installation and Maintenance in Electroplating Shops (hard to find!)
Eric A. Ollard / Hardcover / Robert Draper Ltd. / 1967

A mini-review by Ted Mooney: The title just about says it all--except that you can colour the author British, so we on this side of the Atlantic find some of the terms like 'Wee meggar', 'blue brick' and 'ceramic candles' unfamiliar. (Ted's full-page review of this title appeared in his "Fully Equipped" column in Plating & Surface Finishing).


Modern Electroplating (Ships in 2-3 days)
Electrochemical Society, Frederick Adolp Lowenheim / Paperback / Published 1974

Modern Electroplating, 4th Edition
Mordechay Schlesinger (Editor), M. Paunovic (Editor)
Hardcover/ August 2000
modern electroplating


The Properties of Electrodeposited Metals and Alloys
William H. Safranek, 1986, American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society

A mini-review by Ted Mooney: I refer to this volume constantly, as regular visitors to the Hotline and chatroom may realize. The volume contains 24 chapters on 23 different electrodeposited metals, hundreds of charts, tables, and photomicrographs, and thousands of references. Typically, it answers such questions as: how does a deposit of sulfamate nickel compare to Watt's nickel? What happens to the properties of the plate if I lower the bath temperature, or add a brightener, or increase the agitation?

Trouble in Your Tank? : Handbook for Solving Plating Problems
Lawrence J. Durney / Paperback / Published 1996


Water and Waste Control : For the Plating Shop
Joseph B. Kushner, Arthur S. Kushner / Paperback / Published 1994


Wire Bonding in Microelectronics: Materials, Processes, Reliability, and Yield (Electronic Packaging and Interconnection)
George G. Harman / Hardcover / Published 1997



Duplex Systems : Hot-Dip Galvanizing Plus Painting
J.F.H.Van Eijnsbergen / Hardcover / Published 1994

Hot-Dip Galvanizing : A Guide to Process Selection and Galvanizing Practice
M.J. Hornsby / Paperback / Published 1995



A Guide to High Performance Powder Coating. Bob Utech / 325-page Hardcover / Published 2002. In depth info in the latest advances in powder & equipment.


Phosphating of Metals
R. Rausch, Werner Rausch / Hardcover / Published 1991

User's Guide to Powder Coating
Nicholas Liberto (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 2003

User Guide to Powder Coating
Randell L.; Taylor, Bob Nyborg / Paperback / Published 1992

Powder Coating Technology
Charles I. Hester, et al / Hardcover / Published 1990

User's Guide to Powder Coating
D. Ulrich (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1993


Standards and Guidelines for Electroplated Plastics
by American Society of ElectroplatePlastics

Printed Circuits Handbook
Clyde F., Jr. Coombs / Published 1996

Printed Circuit Board Materials Handbook
Martin W. Jawitz / Hardcover, 800 pages / Published 1997

Printed Circuit Board Basics : An Introduction to the PCB Industry
Michael Flatt / Paperback / Published 1997


Artists Anodizing Aluminum : The Sulfuric Acid Process (usually ships in 24 hrs)
David Laplantz / Paperback / Published 1988


Art of Coppersmithing: A Practical Treatise on Working Sheet Copper into All Forms
John Fuller Sr. / Paperback / Published 1993


The Care of Bronze Sculpture: Recommended Maintenance Programs for the Collector by Patrick V. Kipper

care bronze

The Care and Handling of Art Objects : Practices in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Marjorie Shelley, Helmut Nickel (Illustrator) / Paperback /Published 1994

Color on Metal: 50 Artists Share Insights and Techniques
Tim McCreight, Nicole Bsullak / Hardcover / Published 2001


The Colouring, Bronzing, and Patination of Metals : A Manual for the Fine Metalworker and Sculptor (ships in 2-3 days)
Richard Hughes, Michael Rowe / Hardcover / Published 1991


A mini-review by Ted Mooney: You won't believe the depth of this book-- 200+ color plates, over 1000 formulas, history, & techniques. Don't tell anybody, but the price of this book should be doubled.

The Complete Metalsmith: An Illustrated Handbook
Tim McCreight / Spiral-Bound / Published 1991


Contemporary Patination
Ron Young / Paperback / Published September 1997

Metalwork for Craftsmen: A Step by Step Guide With 55 Projects
Emil F. Kronquist / Paperback / Published 1993


Patinas for Silicon Bronze
Patrick V. Kipper, Mary Libbey (Editor), Nancy Schmachtenberger (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1996


William Seitz, Rupert Finegold / Hardcover / Published 1983



Classic Car Restorer's Handbook : Restoration Tips and Techniques for Owners and Restorers of Classic and Collectible Automobiles (usually ships in 24 hours)
Jim Richardson / Paperback / Published 1994


How to Restore Metal Automotive Trim (usually ships in 24 hours
Jeff Lilly / Paperback / Published 1997


Hard Chrome Plating on Video with Book
Randell L. Nyborg / Paperback / Published 1993

Hobbyist Electroplating Made Easy Vol 1
Nyborg / Paperback / Published 1988

How To Make Gold Plating Solutions (Video with Book)
Randall Nyborg / Paperback / Published 2001

Metal Plating and Patination : Cultural, Technical and Historical Developments (hard to find)
Susan LA Niece, Paul Craddock (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1993


Metalwork and Enamelling by Herbert Maryon, Paperback - 335 pages 5th edition (January 1984)


The Art of Faux: The Complete Sourcebook of Decorative Painted Finishes
Pierre Finkelstein / Paperback / Published 1997

The Art of Illusion: A Trompe L'Oeil Painting Course
Janet Shearer / Hardcover / Published 2000


Classic Paints & Faux Finishes Annie Sloan / Paperback / Published 1996

Decorating With Paper & Paint : Combining Decoupage & Faux Finish Techniques
Rhonda Rainey / Hardcover / Published 1998

Decorative Paint and Faux Finishes Paperback / Published 1999

Paint Recipes: A Step-by-Step Guide to Colors and Finishes for the Home
Liz Wagstaff / Paperback / Published 1996


Painting Techniques & Faux Finishes
Paperback / Published 1999

Trompe L'Oeil at Home : Faux Finishes and Fantasy Settings
Karen S. Chambers / Hardcover / Published 1991


Firearm Blueing and Browning
Hardcover (June 1936)


The Art of Jewelry Design: From Idea to Reality
Elizabeth Olver / Hardcover / Published 2002


The Art of Jewelry Making: Classic & Original Designs
Alan Revere / Hardcover / Published 1999


The Complete Book of Jewelry Making
Carles Codina / Hardcover / Published 2000


Jewelry Design: The Artisan's Reference
Elizabeth Olver / Hardcover / Published 2000


Jewelry Making Techniques Book: Over 50 Techniques for Creating Eyecatching Contemporary and Traditional Designs
Elizabeth Olver / Paperback / Published 2001


"The Jewelry Workshop Safety Report" (Lewton-Brain) for schools and workshops with employees and students. This book reviews issues of studio safety and discusses strategies for recognizing risks in the jewelry workshop and for reducing hazards by using substitution of materials or processes. The premise is that any reduction in risk improves the safety conditions of the goldsmith and artist. Includes a workshop tour approach to learning about safety issues and procedures, with safety and health concerns listed by the jewelry procedures and tools used.

Modeling in Wax for Jewelry and Sculpture
Lawrence Kallenberg / Paperback / Published 2000


Textile Techniques in Metal
Arline M. Fisch / Hardcover / Published 2001



Figure Sculpture in Wax and Plaster
Richard M. Miller (Editor), Gloria Bley Miller (Photographer) / Paperback / Published 1987


From Clay to Bronze : A Studio Guide to Figurative Sculpture
by Tuck Langland. Paperback (February 2000)



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