This is a bench reference book for all jewellers. In it the author discusses various ways of joining parts. These methods include: cold connections (staples, rivets etc.), hot connections (soldering, brazing and welding), and adhesives. In a no-nonsense manner, the author provides useful information through drawings and text, explaining the techniques in a simple fashion. He carefully discusses when to use the various methods, the pros and cons ofeach and the pitfalls to be wary of. there is also a clear discussion about materials and equipment. In short, it contains all one needs to know about practical joining.