Just published: Veneering Essentials

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Veneering Essentials
Publisher: Cedar Lane Press
Author: Steven Der-Garabedian
Pages: 188

Veneering is a skill well worth learning. It can open up many design possibilities as well as affording you a whole new palette of species to work with, some of which are only available as veneers. In some circles, veneering can conjure images of complicated inlays or marquetry designs reserved for highly skilled craftsman. It can lead to negative thoughts of cheap, shoddy workmanship, complicated, messy techniques and specialized, expensive tools. Just published, Steve Der-Garabedian’s new book, Veneering Essentials, aims to set the record straight with simple processes and practical projects.

Various methods are covered by projects from the simple to those that take more time and are more complicated. Processes such as creating shop-made iron-on veneer to hammer veneering to pressing veneers both mechanically and with vacuum are covered. The author’s style is direct and uncomplicated, and he has produced a handy guide that outlines the tools, adhesives and techniques that may change your perception of veneering to a fun and easier-than-you-think process.

Adding veneering skills to your arsenal of techniques will open new directions and design possiblities for your work – this book of fundamentals could be your first step.

The book is available from various online booksellers for around $40AUD.


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