A wealth of information on findings, processes, techniques and materials for the novice or intermediate craftsman. Instructs on care and use of equipment and gives expert information on jewelry making techniques. Vital information on fabricating, soldering, stone setting, plating and casting. Has birth stones, mm size converted to gauge, soldering tips, and more. A great reference. It's compact size is just right for your bench drawer. HAROLD O'CONNOR: Harold O'Connor has been a practicing metalsmith for over 45 years. Educated in the United States, Germany, Finland, Denmark and Austria, O'Connor has conducted over 200 workshops and exhibitions internationally. His work is in permanent collections in the Smithsonian Institution, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, and Goldsmith's Hall, London. Harold O'Connor is also the author of the DVD 'Metalsmithing Techniques' and the book 'The Flexibleshaft Machine'.