Probably the best and most complete text on small-scale casting. Excellent explanations and illustrations.

Casting is a technique almost as old as metalworking itself, invented and improved in diverse cultures around the world. This practical volume has become a classic since it was first published in 1986. It has established itself as a reliable text in the field, earning three revisions, including the latest incarnation, now in color.

Practical Casting has set the standard for clear explanations and descriptive illustrations that bring complex techniques within the reach of hobbyists and metalsmiths at any level. Early chapters describe lost wax centrifugal casting then following chapters cover direct methods, moldmaking, foundry casting and more.

Tim McCreight is one of the nation’s best known metalsmiths/jewelers. His book, The Complete Metalsmith, has sold over 100,000 copies.

  • 160 pages
  • 6" x 9" (15 x 23 cm)
  • 200+ color illustrations
  • Plastic laminate cover
  • Concealed wire binding

Additional information

Weight 3.2 lbs






Spiral bound