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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Woodworker's Guide to Veneering & Inlay by Jonathan Benson.

comments (32) June 8th, 2009 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Woodworker’s Guide to Veneering & Inlay by Joanathan Benson.
Fox Chapel Publishing, 2008
$24.95; 168 pp.

Woodworker’s Guide to Veneering & Inlay by Joanathan Benson covers the veneering bases. This book discusses the history of the craft as well as how to buy and store veneer. Also included is information on cutting, taping, gluing, pressing and edging, and a lot more. Woodworker’s Guide to Veneering & Inlay goes on to explain the basics of marquetry and parquetry. In addition, there are more than a dozen demonstration projects and step-by-step instructions to create a beautiful tabletop, a parquetry chessboard and a curved mirror frame.

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Comments (32)

wildgrain wildgrain writes: testing the system-no comment
Posted: 1:51 pm on September 6th

the_wild_lucy the_wild_lucy writes: Looks like a great book!
Posted: 9:16 am on September 5th

icomba icomba writes: i would love this book cuz i think it will be an easyer step to going into maqitry sorry my spelling is not good but my woodworking is skillz are nice but theres always room for improvment thats why i want this book plus thats the only way i can learn for now besides the web and t.v.
Posted: 12:40 pm on June 28th

Blackwill Blackwill writes: I was just about to order a book on inlay...but I think I'll hold off until this drawing is over :)
Posted: 4:59 pm on June 12th

nboucher nboucher writes: On my wish list too.
Posted: 12:04 pm on June 9th

PlaneandSimple PlaneandSimple writes: I find that as my skill progress and as I am able to move on to more complex projects, I am really deficient in the art of inlay. I would really like to learn; this book would be a great help!
Posted: 10:21 am on June 9th

cLs cLs writes: I would like to "sign" my work with inlay. Give it that little extra dash.
Posted: 12:45 am on June 9th

bo5ephus bo5ephus writes: looks like a great book

Posted: 10:12 am on June 8th

Taigert Taigert writes: More and more of the work I have been doing as of late could be made better, not really better but just that added touch more with inlay. Where I live now it's hard to take the classes I would like to take, just due to the traveling. So a lot of my learning has become self taught through the great books available on this web site. Last week I was at a Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Cincinnati and ended up buying 5 more books on wood working, just because I knew it would be a while before the next chance would present itself.
A free book that I dont have would be great. Moneys tight with the way the economy is right now. So anyway to save money is very welcomed.
Hope to hear it is on it's way on June 8th!!

Posted: 1:29 am on June 6th

mvflaim mvflaim writes: This book is on my wishlist
Posted: 6:18 pm on June 5th

stephanc stephanc writes: Sign me up
Posted: 1:59 pm on June 5th

hkb hkb writes: This would be a great book in my library.
Posted: 11:26 am on June 5th

tazzer tazzer writes: I would love to have this book.
Posted: 9:27 am on June 5th

JCHAB JCHAB writes: Please enter me in the giveaway. Thank you.
Posted: 8:04 pm on June 4th

bobcut bobcut writes: I would love it add it to my growing collection on veneering.
Posted: 7:52 pm on June 4th

cflansbaum cflansbaum writes: I'm quite interested in this book -- have done quite a bit of veneering, but want to expand my skills with some inlay work.
Posted: 4:54 pm on June 4th

sk2tobin sk2tobin writes: I would love to have this book. The project I am working on now reuires some inlay and it will be my first time so this book would be great!
Posted: 2:42 pm on June 4th

hukcats1 hukcats1 writes: Looks like a dynamite book. I looked inside at Amazon. Lots of pics and how-to's.
Posted: 11:11 pm on June 3rd

AlwaysTheNovice AlwaysTheNovice writes: Inlay is cool.
Posted: 10:41 pm on June 3rd

wpmorsey wpmorsey writes: I'm now working on a special gift, I've cut the Abalone to a tiny Butterfly to inlay on a Cross shaped from Mesquite. The book would sure be put to good use, & just in time.
Posted: 5:26 am on June 3rd

chairmannz chairmannz writes: Have been veneering a bit lately and need to know more to get better in inlay.
Hope it comes my way.
Posted: 7:54 pm on June 2nd

Chrislac Chrislac writes: Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!
Posted: 12:40 pm on June 2nd

bo5ephus bo5ephus writes: need to learn about this.
Posted: 9:44 am on June 2nd

maple&wallnut man maple&wallnut man writes: Veneering and Inlay is a totally set apart art to master and I always admired the ones that know how to do it.
This book is an excellent way to demystify it. I guess...
So I would like to win it.
Posted: 2:04 am on June 2nd

emvark emvark writes: Oh, thanks for the chance!
emvark at gmail dot com
Posted: 11:04 pm on June 1st

baudi baudi writes: Count me in!
Posted: 8:15 pm on June 1st

BUILDERS695 BUILDERS695 writes: Sign me up too
Posted: 7:31 pm on June 1st

JLYoung JLYoung writes: I've always wanted to try veneering. I'd love to have this book to give me some guidance.
Posted: 7:13 am on June 1st

MrHudon MrHudon writes: I like it !!
Posted: 6:29 pm on May 31st

MikeLingenfelter MikeLingenfelter writes: Veneering is something I've been looking into. Sign me up.


Posted: 5:00 pm on May 31st

Tyblack Tyblack writes: This looks like a great addition to have
Posted: 4:06 pm on May 31st

Smith5963 Smith5963 writes: stepping in first
Posted: 3:21 pm on May 31st

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