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Forum topic by GermanZ posted 05-21-2012 08:01 AM 768 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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GermanZ

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05-21-2012 08:01 AM

Hi everyone! I am looking for a good book on older inlay techniques. I want to do inlays without the use of power tools. Are there any good ones online if not what is a good starter book to pickup? Thanks Jason


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#1 posted 05-21-2012 10:32 PM

I can recommend one two three four. :)

German, meet the other Germans – John Jacob Holtzapffel & his son. Arguably the finest set of books on handwork in existence. You can find a used set cheap online occasionally; books I and II would likely be the most relevant to your question, but they are all worthy reads.

-- Chris @ Atlanta - JGM - Occam's razor tells us that when you hear hoofs, think horses not zebras.

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#2 posted 05-22-2012 01:50 PM

Thanks everyone for the welcoming me to the forum and thanks ITnerd for suggesting that book series! It covers a lot of topics that I have been googlling ( to no avail ) over the last few weeks. I heard about this site from a guy on craigslist who bought some tools from me. I have to say I am impressed ! It looks like there are a lot of people out there putting there shops and time to good use.
I would rather buy the books but it if there is anyone else interested in reading it, there is a Pdf version if http://www.wkfinetools.com/them on this web site.

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