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Veneering Essentials 

Simple Techniques & Practical Projects For Today’s Woodworker

"I think the book is great, easy to read, packed with useful information and techniques, beautiful illustrations.  What most impressed me is the narrative tone: it sounds exactly like you, jokes and asides included, and yet there is a solidity of knowledge and clarity of explanation that makes the projects you undertake sound possible, even to a beginner.  So that's at once accessible and inspirational."

- Chris 

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  I’ve always felt that veneering is a great way of woodworking for so many reasons from selection and beauty of species to stable creations.  I think people are hesitant to buy veneered items and woodworkers think it is too complicated or have tried and failed.  I think a lot of that is just a lack of knowledge.  This book will hopefully let you take a different look at this wonderful medium and encourage you to give it a try yourself.    
For many woodworkers, thoughts of veneering can conjure negative thoughts of cheap, shoddy workmanship or complicated, messy techniques, when the reality is quite the opposite. For those that have tried veneering and struggled, Veneering Essentials is an invitation back to achieve success with simple lessons and practical projects well within the reach of any skill or budget.  From making your own iron-on veneer to hammer veneering to pressing both mechanically and via vacuum, Veneer Essentials will show you how to use veneer to create beautiful projects that open up countless possibilities in future choices of both wood and design. Veneer Essentials has you covered as you:  discover that some of the best wood is turned into veneer and some are much easier to work with as veneers;  learn to cut and joint veneers to create tight joints as easily as you would in solid stock; make your own helpful tools and jigs; learn about various adhesives, edging your work and creating stable curved forms; successfully build beautiful projects using both conventional and not-so-standard substrates. It’s all here.  With Veneering Essentials, today’s woodworker no longer needs to think of veneering as complicated and out-of-reach, but rather an approachable technique that will that will take their work to an entirely new level.
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