Synopses & Reviews
This thorough guide features comprehensive techniques for handling the woodworker's most favored material. From felling a tree and milling lumber to finishing and joining, it covers every aspect of working with wood, with a special focus on how the unique properties of different species affect woodworking processes. Finishes, adhesives, joinery, design, and bending are covered, as well as working with highly figured material. Valuable information on how to process and store wood is also included.
About the Author
Andy Rae worked with George Nakashima and Frank Klausz before founding his own woodworking business. He has been awarded a New Jersey Council of the Arts Fellowship for his furniture designs. A former editor of "American Woodworker," Rae currently works in Asheville, North Carolina, making furniture as well as teaching and writing about woodworking.