Gluing and Clamping: A Woodworker's Handbook

Patrick Spielman, Author Sterling Publishing (NY) $17.95 (256p) ISBN 978-0-8069-6274-0
Fully 250 pages devoted to gluing pieces of wood together? Yes, and the result is a fine book by an accomplished writer and knowledgeable devotee of quality woodworking whose products are tables, chairs, shelves and cabinets. Spielman analyzes the nature of wood itself and outlines the quality and uses of various species and cuts. He explains how these will interact with various kinds of glue, from ""hot-melt'' items to pressure bonding with a variety of fine-tooled clamping devices. The author also covers mortising, veneer application, inlays, laminating (including plastics), work preparation, aligning components, dealing with ``squeeze-out'' and dozens more woodworking techniques. Photographs and line drawings are clear and precise. Furniture repair projects are included along with a glossary and warnings about toxic and other hazards. (September)
Reviewed on: 06/01/1986
Release date: 06/01/1986
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