Kerf cutting is a method of curing warped panels by cutting grooves in the non-show face of the wood, clamping the panel flat and gluing in splines to restore dimension to one side of the wood suffering from deformity, usually compression set.
Installing leather onto desktops, library steps, or tables requires an investment in embossing tools and supplies, but otherwise is a very straightforward procedure. Here a step-by-step description is given with an appendix for finding tools and supplies.
The technique of applying shellac using the French polish method is discussed in a step-by-step essay.
A cone splice is a technique to reinforce breaks in turned wooden objects which provides the greatest reinforcement, minimizing weakening other parts of the structure all the while leaving the outside surface untouched.
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