New York: Constantine, 1978. First edition thus, enlarged. Boards. Small quarto, pp. 144, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Signed by a previous owner in ink on the front endpaper. Very Good in Good DJ. Item #20868
One of the most rewarding crafts is woodworking, and the most satisfying part of it is the pleasure of working with the exotic woods. The world's finest woods - the most colorful, most intriguing in figuration - come to us only as veneers. This book deals only with veneers that are available to craftsmen - and that includes some very appealing kinds - and with simplified veneering techniques that can be carried out in a limited workshop. Some of the veneering projects included are table-top work. Here you will find hundreds of methods and little-known tricks of the trade to help you work pleasurably with veneers. You learn how to handle delicate veneers safely, how to repair splits invisibly, best ways to saw and cut veneers, how to glue, which glues to use, how to clamp, trim, clean up, sand, and finish.