Cutting and laminating, or gluing, wood for artistic effect and unique design has been part of woodworking throughout history. Now it's your turn to discover the beauty and complexity of "multi-generational" concepts. With today's improved tool technologies, this fun and surprisingly simple process is sure to become the average woodworking and home shop enthusiast's new playground. Nature provides the various wood grains, textures, and vibrant colors. Then, you combine those aspects into forms whose dimensions and variations are limited only by your imagination. Friendly instructions and helpful images break down the full-stripe pattern in three "generations," beginning with straight stripes, and resulting in kaleidoscopic, multi-contrast designs that will amaze your friends and family. The author covers, in detail, safety, jig design, tools, wood movement and moisture, and other woodworking basics. Using this foundation, you can develop the lamination methods providedaand eventually your ownawith confidence.
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.