|Review by Dennis Zongker||posted 02-17-2014 10:40 PM||2180 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
- Roger Bean Second E-Book / Pepperwood Burl Writing Box
- Brand: Roger Bean | Category: Books
Fellow LJ member Roger Bean wrote a great E-book on making a Pepperwood Burl Writing Box which has 119 pages filled with pictures and easy to follow step-by-step instructions. This eBook is not a repeat of volume 1; most of the materials are different and provides useful information to add to Roger’s series. I have always admired Rogers work and his boxes are beautiful.
I enjoyed looking over his shoulder because a woodworker can learn a lot from others and Rogers’s style and explanations are well organized and well written. The section on veneering provides a lot of information on how to match up your burl veneer. The bonus section is a unique addition to this volume Roger shows you how to repair the imperfections of beautiful burl veneers. Which is truly an added bonus to this book.
The section on the four different inlay styles for this box I found very useful. There is not enough information out there that will walk you through step by step like in this book. This is a great reference on the subject.
Last but not least I agree with Roger that the finishing process is just as important as building itself. I enjoyed reading on how he applied the French polish. Whatever finish you choose to use is completely up to each woodworker but learning how to add a beautiful finish really does complete a project that you have worked really hard on and you are truly proud of.
This book provides you with insights, tips and Rogers’s unique way of working with veneer, inlays and finishes. It is a must read for woodworkers of all skill level whether you are a box maker or a woodworking wanting to learn different techniques that you can apply you your own project. You can find this book at http://www.smartboxmaker.com/product/walnut-fountain-pen-box-iphone-photo-documentary/
-- Dennis Zongker