Auteur: Kathy Wise
Afmetingen: Paperback, 217x278 mm
Intarsia enthusiasts can get right to work with this array of more than 21 full-size patterns suitable for a wide range of skill levels. The book displays an artistic style of woodworking that focuses on nature, the outdoors, and nostalgic scenes. With full-size patterns bound into a pocket at the back of the book, no photocopy scaling IS necessary. Designs include; holiday animals, a classic rose, colourful lovebirds, a lighthouse scene, and a farm scene. A brief, getting-started section provides hints on which types of wood and blades to select as well as how to shape pieces, guiding those new to intarsia or serving as a quick refresher for more seasoned crafters.
The topic of veneering - the process of gluing an attractive, thin slice of wood onto a furniture surface - often prompts two opposite reactions: it's either considered a complex art only mastered by the finest of craftsmen or a glossy cover-up for furniture of shoddy materials and poor construction. While once valid in the long history of veneering, these assumptions are now completely outdated.
In this comprehensive book, Jonathan Benson, a professional furniture builder and veneer expert, sets the record straight for today's woodworker and presents veneering for what it truly is: a respected technique that offers unlimited design options, preserves natural resources, and elevates the beauty and luxury of any project. Best of all, today's veneering techniques can be mastered by woodworkers of all skill levels without a huge investment of money or shop space.
And, to ensure you've mastered the expert information provided, you'll find more than a dozen demonstration projects and step-by-step exercises that, when followed, will result in the construction of a beautiful tabletop, parquetry chessboard, and heirloom mirror frame.
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