This second installment in the LaminatedWood Art series focuses on using a multi-generational process to create unique, symmetrical wood art patterns withintricate designs. This straightforwardmethod involves cutting laminated strips of different wood species at various angles and gluing them back together to develop new, repeated configurations. The designsdiscussed in this book employ evenly balanced patterns that can be manipulated to form new, morecomplicated designs. Artistic concepts naturally evolve with each generation. Learn how to build a pair of end table tops, then takethese indispensable principles and use your imagination to combine theminto new artistic shapes and displays. Friendly instructions and images ofdifferent phases of completion result in symmetrical multi-generationalpatterns using four generations. The author also covers many woodworkingbasics, such as safety, tools, materials, wood movement, and moisture.
Stephen Carey has thrived in a home shop for over 30 years, making unique wood art using average tools and supplies. He has "been there and done that" on a budget and knows how to help fellow amateur woodworkers succeed.