My Book on 'Hot Sand' veneer shading

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05-24-2011 03:17 PM

Topic tags/keywords: veneer veneer shading hot sand inlay woodworking sand shading marquetry consultingwoodworker

My first book; ”Sand Shading; Mastering the ‘Hot Sand’ Method for Shading Veneers” is now available.

Many of my antique woodworking books mention using the “hot sand” technique of shading veneers for inlays, but none of them actually describe the process. So I started from scratch and learned the technique myself. This book is a result of that effort.

You’ll learn modern, inexpensive tools and equipment, what woods work well, and how to get different effects. There are even two projects with step by step instructions to practice with.

28 full color pages, 8×10” published through Amazon’s CreateSpace. $16.99 list price, but through May 31st 2011 LumberJocks members can get 15% off by entering discount code: 2XLLTTWM at checkout.

Sand Shading Book

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#1 posted 05-24-2011 03:24 PM

Your book looks interesting!
Are you on FaceBook?

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#2 posted 05-24-2011 04:16 PM

I am on Facebook. I use it primarily for personal use, but you are welcome to connect with me there.

I am also on Twitter and Linkedin


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#3 posted 05-24-2011 04:25 PM

Congrats on the book. Something that I have wanted to do and have not had the time. THis may be a “next purchase” item.

Thank you

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#4 posted 05-24-2011 04:39 PM

ordered one today… interesting
did a one day seminar on inlays that included sand shading

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#5 posted 05-24-2011 04:45 PM

Thanks Ellen!


Writing the book is the issue. Getting it published through CreateSpace was much easier than I had thought it would be. They Provide templates to help with the proper formatting, and the “shopping cart” (store page) you see when you click the link is provided at no charge. No worrying about collections, merchant accounts, sales taxes or anything. And it is publish on demand, so you don’t need to order a minimum number of copies. Essentially, it is no money up front.

Anyone who wants can contact me and I’ll be happy to chat with you about how it works.


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