Gazette Archive 6/28/99
A Book Review: by Phil Quartararo
Title: Veneering - A Complete Course
Author: Ian Hosker
Published by Sterling
Publishing Company, Inc.
Mr. Hosker uses one of the best teaching methods available and one that has proven quite effective. Namely:
1) "This is what I'm going to tell
By utilizing this method to review each subject, he approaches a self paced teaching process and is successful in getting each point across. The subject matter is applicable to both experienced and novice woodworkers and acts as a refresher in some instances.
The only shortcomings are his mixture of British and American terminology (crimps and clamps) and his references for acquisition of supplies. Strangely, if a book is to be sold to the U.S. market why would one not include suppliers in the U.S. A minor shortcoming this, because I'm sure appropriate vendors can be readily found in the Yellow Pages or on the Internet.
Editor's Note: Sterling Publishing has graciously donated several books for review which are passed on to our members free of charge. Thank You!