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Oppi's book


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I have Oppi’s book also and although it is a great book, its not
up to date and I think its somewhat criminal that they’re selling
a 15 year old book for 100 bucks, I think its time Oppi updated
this book. Personally the book is a rip off for the money but
unfortunately IS an awesome book that should be in your library.
Dave

–I must say that considering the current state of american
publishing(deplorable), the limited audience for the book, and
the amount of per pound, or square inch, take your
pick, it’s a miracle the thing is still in print. look at
current textbooks, look at the density, and look at
their prices. look at “art” publications. sad but true. and as
far as updating goes, it’s remarkable how much of it is still
solid. this text is an amazing example of technical writing.
absolutely no fat in there, but occasional humor. could use an
appendix on current safety technology and issues, but really it’s
an outstanding book. harass your local library to get it – tell
them its the ur-text! eve wallace evew@netone.com


#2

At 06:53 PM 1/16/97 -0600, you wrote:

–I must say that considering the current state of american
publishing(deplorable), the limited audience for the book, and
the amount of per pound, or square inch, take your
pick, it’s a miracle the thing is still in print. look at
current textbooks, look at the density, and look at
their prices. look at “art” publications. sad but true. and as
far as updating goes, it’s remarkable how much of it is still
solid. this text is an amazing example of technical writing.
absolutely no fat in there, but occasional humor. could use an
appendix on current safety technology and issues, but really it’s
an outstanding book. harass your local library to get it – tell
them its the ur-text! eve wallace evew@netone.com

While I most frequently reccomend Tim McCreigh’s books for
beginning jewelers, my current student Jennifer happily announced
that she had checked out Oppi’s book at a local library. Two
weeks is too short. When I was starting out I poured through
Metal Techniques for Craftsmen for hours at a time. Both are
excellent.

Rick Hamilton

Richard D. Hamilton Jr.
Goldsmith
http://www.rick-hamilton.com
@rick_hamilton